LinkedIn Profile Photo No-No’s

say_no_to_generic_profileThose of you who have been through my LinkedIn training sessions know how much I can harp about not having a photo of yourself as part of your LinkedIn profile.  🙂  Here’s a great article from The Undercover Recruiter about all the OTHER things you shouldn’t do when it comes to your profile pic:

Top 7 LinkedIn Profile Pictures You Should NEVER Use

And yes, “not having a picture” makes the list as a bonus no-no, and I quote:

“The ultimate no-no is not uploading any kind of image to represent yourself! Any viewer to your page will most likely move along without a picture. Don’t you? So, if you don’t have a photo you like yet, use an image of anything, as long as it’s appropriate and follows the guidelines above.”

If your profile pic is lacking, what are you waiting for?  Get to it!