#4 Dress the part
You’re most likely using LinkedIn to connect with professionals or pursue new opportunities, so you want to dress appropriately. One of our business headshot tips is to wear something you’d wear to the office on a workday. For example, that might be a tailored suit if you have a corporate job, or a simple shirt or blouse if you work in a more casual industry like fashion or tech. Make sure your hair is clean and neat, and keep your makeup minimal.
#5 Steer clear of filters
As much as we love adding a vintage feel to our Instagram photos, avoid slapping a filter over your headshot. It isn’t professional.
#6 Stick to simple edits
The purpose of your photo is to help your coworkers, clients and potential employers to put a face to the name. You want them to be able to recognise you in person, so we wouldn’t recommend Photoshopping your image dramatically. That being said, you can make some basic edits to make your photo look more professional, such as adjusting the contrast and saturation levels.
#7 Upload your file in a decent resolution
On LinkedIn, the standard profile size is 400x400 pixels, and your file can’t be larger than 8MB otherwise it will be rejected. If it’s too small, your image will look fuzzy and blurry, so make sure you upload your file in the right size.