After seeing too many executive photos on LinkedIn that look like a hunting party or golf club outing, I have to ask:
What message are you trying to send with your headshot?
Omitting a LinkedIn photo isn’t a good idea, because many users prefer to connect with others who’ve provided an image.
However, if your headshot makes others reluctant to network with you or persuades recruiters to pass you by, it’s worth a second look. Ask yourself these questions to gauge the effectiveness of your Profile photo:
Continue reading “What Does Your LinkedIn Photo Say About Your Executive Brand?”
Cautiously readying your LinkedIn Profile for an executive job search?
You’ll need to consider LinkedIn strategies that differ substantially from those used by mid-career professionals.
For example, many executives choose to limit the information they distribute on LinkedIn, due to company confidentiality or other reasons. Executives are also approached more often than other users on LinkedIn, either as a potential employer or by a recruiter piqued by their qualifications.
This activity can call for a more toned-down presence on the site – while still conveying a strong leadership message.
Consider implementing these changes to cultivate a powerful, yet discreet LinkedIn presence supporting your strategically planned executive job search: Continue reading “5 Tips for Executives to Maximize LinkedIn”