Quick Tip Tuesday: Make the most of the space provided for your LinkedIn photo

Yesterday, I mentioned the importance of having a photo on your LinkedIn profile. There’s one additional tip I’d like to mention, however, that’s relevant to many people whose photo carried over from the previous profile design.

As the example below shows (with the black square representing the space taken up by the photo and gray representing unused space), many LinkedIn user photos don’t fill the space provided in the new profile design:

photo too small

This isn’t a major problem, but it’s worth checking your profile to see if your photo converted in this way. It’s also easily fixed: simply reload your photo (or choose a new one if you like) as a JPG, GIF or PNG file and up to 4 MB (see yesterday’s post for photo upload instructions).

Making this change allows you to put your best foot–or face, actually–forward.

Have a question you’d like me to cover in an future Quick Tip Tuesday? Drop a comment below, or send me an email.

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