Rely on filters: Applying an Instagram-level filter is an absolute no-no. Check that you, or the person taking the picture, use the best light possible and settle on a ‘feel’ for it in advance. Applying a crude filter can undermine the quality of an image quickly and, if you have to use one, always get the advice of trusted friends before uploading it.
Ignore your audience: Remember who you’re presenting to and the nature of your role. Looking stern and serious may not be the best choice for a role in a customer service team while a senior managerial job may not look for someone paddling in a kayak. If you remain unsure, a picture with only you in frame, gently smiling, against a simple background is the way to go.
Forget your framing: Many professionals fall at the final hurdle by selecting unusual options before uploading. Ensure your face occupies around two thirds of the picture without excessive cropping; aim to show your head, shoulders and little else. Once uploaded, take the time to review it yourself and make adjustments using your gut instinct.
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