Did you know there are times when a blogger’s appearance matters?
Yes! It’s true: In your profile picture.
For example, you should consider the impression you make in your WordPress gravatar, Instagram bio, and your Twitter profile picture.
On Twitter, not having a profile picture is a sign you are not active. If you were serious about using the site, you’d have a profile picture. Therefore, not having one can cost you followers.
Not having a WordPress gravatar can cost you followers as well. Even worse, people can erroneously label you a “spammer” if you don’t have a profile picture.
This post is about how to step up your LinkedIn game by making your LinkedIn profile picture better.
Let’s do that by looking at LinkedIn profile picture examples.
The post examines LinkedIn photo examples from the following celebrities: Ariana Huffington, Jennifer Lopez, and Mark Cuban.
Let’s get started.
Let’s start at the top and learn from the best. Let’s examine LinkedIn pictures from famous LinkedIn users.
Dress to Impress
Janice Wald and James Riddle
Someone once said that you can never be overdressed or overeducated. This might sound easy to pull off, but when it comes to social media sites, things get very confusing.
However, being uninformed is not an excuse to be inappropriately dressed in your profile picture!
Here’s a little guide that will teach you how to dress to impress in your profile picture and look completely at home, no matter how formal and important. Since LinkedIn is a professional organization, you should look professional.
LinkedIn Photo Examples
This is the most formal dress code there is and is only reserved for state dinners and award ceremonies.
It’s very hard to pull off and even celebs with all the income and help in the world often make common mistakes.
While men are required to wear tuxedos with a white collared shirt and a bow tie, women have a little more freedom.
What you really want to do is opt for a formal, floor-length gown. You can add some interest to your look with dramatic shoes and bold jewelry. A stunning box clutch can be a perfect finishing touch.
Men can put on their finest cufflinks and a fine watch.
This LinkedIn photo example is in Jennifer Lopez’s gallery of LinkedIn photos.
Events with this type of dress code are a little less dressy than white tie, but still very formal. Women can opt for any gown that makes them feel special and beautiful, but make sure to choose something elegant.
Floor-length gowns, knee-length skirts, and shell sets can also work. Finish your look with jewelry in an elegant and formal style.
Today you can find all sorts of fine jewelry for special occasions from dangly earrings to subtle rings and bracelets. If your dress is bold, minimalist jewelry will perfectly balance out your look.
Men can opt for a black tux and bow tie, but if the event is in the summer or on a boat, they can choose a white dinner jacket with their black tuxedo pants.
Creative Black Tie
This type of dress code is formal but with a nice little twist.
Women can opt for something more fun yet formal like a knee-length dress, satin skirt with a blouse or even tuxedo pants with a silk top. Fun and unique jewelry are more than welcome.
Gents can combine their tuxedo with a few trendy and fun items like a black shirt, colored bow tie, and matching cummerbund or patterned dress socks.
This dress code lies somewhere between formal and casual, depending on whether the event is a day or evening affair and the length of her dress which is not evident in this LinkedIn photo example.
Women can opt for a knee-length cocktail dress, a classic LBD (little black dress), a formal skirt and a top or even something as informal as slacks and blouse.
Men can choose a suit and tie or dress pants with a shirt and jacket. The color should be darker unless the event is in the summer or during the day.
Cocktail attire should be festive and fun, yet not formal. This gives you a great opportunity to experiment with color, patterns and interesting silhouettes.
Men will look handsome in slim-fit suits or jackets and slacks. Colors and patterns can be bold and playful, accessories as well.
Women have a lot of freedom to play with all sorts of dresses from classic LBDs to open shoulders or creative patterned dresses, skirts and pants.
Whatever you choose, make sure to remember that cocktails equal party, so dress accordingly.
Mark Cuban is known for being a shrewd business person, owning a sports team, his political criticism of Donald Trump, and starring on the TV show “Shark Tank.”
Do these fit the persona he shows in his LinkedIn profile picture? In his photo, he shows a casual look– casually dressed.
However, the gold basketball trophy is by his side, an important symbol since he’s the owner of a basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks.
LinkedIn Photo Examples: FAQ
What should your LinkedIn photo look like?
Your LinkedIn photo should be 400 x 400 pixels.
Wrapping Up: LinkedIn Photo Examples
Keep these dress code explanations and LinkedIn profile examples in mind the next time you choose your profile picture.
While you can stand out with your accomplishments and your classy behavior, the way you dress will leave a great first impression.
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Janice Wald is the founder of MostlyBlogging.com and co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She won the Best Internet Marketer Award and the Best Blogger Award at the 2021 Infinity Blog Awards. Wald was also nominated as 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.