LinkedIn is a platform that aims at ensuring that the potential job seekers meet with employers. The requirement is that you have professionally update your account so that you can get a job that matches the qualification that you have presented. The account also create a room where you can upload a photo if you wish. Being a professional networking platform it is recommended that the profile picture should be professional. The photo should have features that can increase your chances of getting hired. A professional profile photo will also give you an advantage over your competitors as it carries a message. Majority of people does not usually find a reason to upload their photos because of lack of knowledge of its importance. Therefore, in this article I will discuss some of the reasons why you should have a profile picture on your LinkedIn profile.
One of the reasons why you should have a LinkedIn profile photo is that it acts as a proof of credibility. There are several spam accounts which have ulterior motive apart from finding a job. One of the common features of these fake accounts is always lack of a profile photo. The employer will, therefore, assume that your account is a spam and your motive is not to secure a job. Therefore, having a profile picture will act as a proof to the employer and consider hiring you if your professional qualifications match the job requirements.
The high number of LinkedIn users makes it possible to find someone that you are sharing names. Sometimes the employer might have known you by face, and he/she was specifically looking for you. Therefore, if the search results show many individuals with similar name the only way that he/she can identify you is your profile picture. Therefore, to avoid missing an opportunity to secure a job for such a reason it is advisable to have a profile picture.
Some of the information included in your profile picture such as gender and age can sometimes be verified using your profile picture. There are some job opportunities which are specific regarding sex and age. The employers usually do more research about you using other platforms therefore you should ensure that your picture is consistent. Having a profile picture will prevent you from wasting time going for an interview and being sent away because of gender.
Accounts with profile pictures often attract more visitors than the ones without profile pictures. To be make your profile more attractive to the employers you should ensure that you have a good profile photo. The higher the number of visitors to your profile the higher you are chances of getting hired. The key to enjoy the above-mentioned benefits is uploading a professional profile photo.