Creating Your LinkedIn Profile Picture to Attract IT Recruiters

If you’re looking for IT jobs, of the best ways to attract IT recruiters and IT staffing companies is to really polish and update your LinkedIn profile.  Your profile picture may seem like an afterthought, but it’s actually pretty important in making a good impression on IT staffing firms and IT recruiting companies.  A bad profile photo can give the wrong impression or worse – make technical recruiters bypass your profile completely.  Here are some key things to keep in mind when you’re adding your profile.

Firstly, make sure your face is visible in the picture.  This is what people will connect with and remember the most.  Secondly, make sure that recruiters can see your face—and everything else in the picture—well.  A blurry picture looks sloppy and suggests your IT skills might be subpar.  Take the time to add a well-taken and cropped photo.

Third, the composition of the photo doesn’t have to be fancy, but it shouldn’t be confusing.  Make sure you’re clearly the subject of the photo and nothing distracting is going on in the background.  You don’t want it to be hard for IT recruiting agencies to identify you in your own profile picture.  Lastly, your facial expression should be positive.  A simple smile is perfect here.  Especially in IT, where sometimes soft skills are at a premium, you want to look easy and pleasant to work with!


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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.