No LinkedIn profile photo

Does the picture on the left look familiar?

Do you have a professional looking photograph on your LinkedIn profile? If the answer is “NO,” studies show that your profile is less likely to be viewed.

Whether you are using LinkedIn to find a new job or for networking purposes, it is imperative that you have a uploaded a professional photo of yourself to your LinkedIn profile.

Not just any photo will do. Don’t post a picture of you and your dog. Leave out your kids and spouse. This needs to a professional photo of YOU! You need to be dressed professionally and have a smile. You want to look approachable. Make sure that the picture is close enough so your connections can see your eyes!

Here are the steps to adding a profile photo:

  • Click on “Profile”
  • Click on “Edit Profile”

How to edit your profile photo

  • Click on the “Camera Icon”

How to edit LinkedIn Profile Photo

  • Click on “Choose a File”
  • Choose a professional looking photograph. You can upload JPG, GIF or PNG files. The pixel size should be a minimum of 200 x 200 or a maximum of 500 x 500 pixels.
  • Click on “Upload Photo”
  • Your profile photo should be visible to “Everyone”
  • Click on “Save Settings”

How to Edit Your LinkedIn Photograph


Now that you have a professional looking photograph, you can move on to updating the rest of your profile. I will address this in another post. If you have any questions regarding your LinkedIn profile picture, contact me. I am happy to help!