A picture is worth a thousand words

Every word counts on your LinkedIn profile, as you probably know.

But what about the images you share on your profile?

If you haven't given much thought to the banner image that appears as your profile header, now's a good time to consider what it says about you. This is the default, which appears if you do nothing.

Blank LinkedIn avatar banner.png

You can choose from a ton of free images already cropped to the ideal size. (Find the best sizes for different parts of your profile by checking out Shaurya Jain's post.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/23-free-linkedin-backgrounds-that-will-make-recruiters-love-your-profile

https://blog.adobespark.com/2018/05/16/10-customizable-linkedin-cover-photos-that-could-give-you-the-edge/

If none of these work for you, make your own with Canva or Adobe Spark!

https://www.canva.com/create/banners/linkedin/

https://spark.adobe.com/make/banner-maker/linkedin/

If you would find it helpful to work with a career coach to help you spruce up your LinkedIn profile, drop me a note! You can sign up for my email list as well, and I'd love it if you followed me on Twitter