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LinkedIn : Picture or no Picture ? - August 15, 2013, 12:27 AM

When it comes to work, I do not have any kind of picture on work/job related sites. My friend suggested that I put up a nice clean cut professional picture.

I am pretty scared to do this...why?

I do not want to be profiled lol.

When I was looking to hire someone a year ago, I searched them out on LinkedIn and FB and if they had a crazy name and a crazy picture....I passed. Now Im scared I may get the same treatment. hahahahaha

I have a great resume, but don't want to be profiled as something maybe negative..

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Some valid concerns there I can't lie. I'd say leave it off.


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Use your cock as the profile pic. Boom, problem solved.



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The key is to do it right and not just throw up any random picture. Go see a professional photographer and bring a nice business suit. Have a genuine smile. Add some other pictures on the bicycle, something showing a hobby. It can be done but you have to do it right


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The key is to do it right and not just throw up any random picture. Go see a professional photographer and bring a nice business suit. Have a genuine smile. Add some other pictures on the bicycle, something showing a hobby. It can be done but you have to do it right

This, lot's of folks loose site of what linked in is for they think it is another form of social media it's not. I try to keep the folks listed on my linked in to my own field, but I have been a bit lazy with it sense I have not been looking for a jobby job. Pretty soon I will do some house keeping. Example my mom linked me in the other day, I had to turn that one down it made no sense. What is a stay at home grandmother going to do for my linked in. It only works correctly if you keep it cleaned up.


Yeah I am old enough to know better. Thing is, I just don't care.

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Sadly, I'm not sure how accurate that is anymore. On NPR the other day some "expert" came on criticizing how in an age of social media and companies wanting to be in touch with customers and vice versa, many high level executives don't have any online presence. Saying how and why this is a bad idea and they should all get linked in and twitter.

I am adamantly opposed to social media for anything business related other than pure advertising. But I may be at a polar opposite with the rest of today's society. My sister has a masters in marketing and my wife a masters in human resources. Both say it is important now a days. And yes you have to treat LinkedIn as a social platform and post about "important and relevant" topics.

As far as profile picture, I have one of me with my son out on a hike. It's a great picture and shows that I'm a family man. If a company didn't want a man with a family then I wouldn't want to work for that company. Similarly, if they profile you based on your picture they'll profile you in your interview. Depending on what level job you're going for then either a professional photographer would work or merely a well dressed good picture at a nice restaurant or other place you like would work.

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Potential for profiling certainly exists, but if thats the case, do you really want to work for a company that does that? So could actually be a good way to screen out employers and you don't have to do anything! If you dont have a picture, theres nothing stopping them from profiling when you get to the interview, but now they have wasted your time.

Interestingly enough, studies show people with ethnic names have to apply on average 3x more than people with non ethnic names before getting an interview

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I am at the early part of my "career" so take it for what its worth....

Most folks I am networked with on LinkedIn are from college. We all aren't anywhere close to the same industry, but most come from a STEM background. I've had all kinds of intermingle between HR folks with us in the last year or so. Something seems to be working there. Working the network also helps as well. Endorse folks you are networked with. Give a recommendation or two. Keep your profile up to date. Throw up a status once in a while.

As far as profile picture goes, you can go the typical clean cut and suit route and be fine. If you have a job that allows you to be "in the field" then that may be an alternative you could explore. I just have a picture of myself next to a F/A-18 as it is related to my current industry and I wanted to stand out just a bit.

As far as profiling goes, just be happy you don't have long hair. That shit fucked me outta school. You should be fine as a normal black guy. Just don't have tats showing.


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Don't worry, most developers are weirdos anyway lol. It never hurts to have a nice picture though. My picture is on Linkedin but I don't put it on any other job sites. A lot of interviewers will google your name and see your linkedin page, but probably not your other job site pages unless you mark it searchable by google.
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As far as profile picture, I have one of me with my son out on a hike. It's a great picture and shows that I'm a family man. If a company didn't want a man with a family then I wouldn't want to work for that company. Similarly, if they profile you based on your picture they'll profile you in your interview. Depending on what level job you're going for then either a professional photographer would work or merely a well dressed good picture at a nice restaurant or other place you like would work.

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That's actually a great idea. Take a picture with a couple of your white friends. This way they don't really know if you're white or black. On top of that it shows that you get along with everyone

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Interestingly enough, studies show people with ethnic names have to apply on average 3x more than people with non ethnic names before getting an interview
Hence why I changed my name drastically when I got my US passport. I'm a foreign national and do the same sometimes. If I'm going to pick a doctor, he better have an American name lol


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Potential for profiling certainly exists, but if thats the case, do you really want to work for a company that does that? So could actually be a good way to screen out employers and you don't have to do anything! If you dont have a picture, theres nothing stopping them from profiling when you get to the interview, but now they have wasted your time.

Interestingly enough, studies show people with ethnic names have to apply on average 3x more than people with non ethnic names before getting an interview
It is funny that when I was also profiling names that came across my desk for jobs....the deep ethnic ones via FB....look like what I was trying to avoid.

I will also say that the back ground did not match up also.


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