Here are our five tips for taking a great LinkedIn/CV photo
First impressions last, so it is important that you ‘put your best food forward’. Typically, this means wearing a dress shirt, shirt and tie, blouse or even a suit (choose solid colours if possible).
Only you in the photo
While we can all appreciate a good family photo, this one needs to be of you, and only you. Make sure not to include any objects, pets or family/friends in the background.
Choose a simple background
We recommend standing against a plain, solid-coloured wall (ideally white/light coloured) with plenty of natural lighting. Avoid textured walls and anything with posters, art, photos etc.
We recommend having a friend or family member take the photo as selfies aren’t the best look in a professional situation. If you have to though, this is fine.
Turn off the camera flash (and any effects). Ensure that you are centred in the photo and check that the camera lense is clean. Lastly, don’t forget to smile!