A picture is worth a thousand words

Every word counts on your LinkedIn profile.

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:



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



LinkedIn is a powerful tool.

Check out my online course and learn to Leverage LinkedIn.

The course includes 8 easy-to-digest videos totaling more than 30 minutes. Videos are captioned and have accompanying transcripts. Also included are 3 tip sheets that cover the basics of LinkedIn, 4 articles that dive deeper to focus on particular aspects of the platform, and a slide deck to walk you through the strategy I share with clients when they want to learn how to make the most of LinkedIn.

It's more than a "how-to" course.

It's a way of looking at networking strategically.

It's a different way of looking at how and why you value your professional relationships.

If you’d like 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