THE BEST 11 LINKEDIN PERSONAL PROFILE COVER IMAGE IDEAS & STYLES 2021

Need some ideas for your Linkedin profile cover/header image? Find the best Linkedin profile cover photo (header image) ideas, styles & examples in 2021 to get inspired and start your powerhouse personal brand on Linkedin!

⚡️ Tip: Do not stop with your Linkedin cover image, also optimise for the most optimal Linkedin profile picture size

BEFORE DECIDING ON YOUR NEW LINKEDIN COVER PHOTO

With a total of 722 million Linkedin users worldwide, you can optimise your Linkedin cover photo to be seen by hundreds of people every week when they visit your Linkedin profile page. However, it is important you design your Linkedin cover image for a specific audience you want to connect with.

For example:

  • For job seekers, their key audiences are recruiters and/or HR managers.
  • For business development managers BDMs, their key audience may be procurement managers or C level executives.
  • For a Non-for-profit founder, their key audience may be potential sponsors.

Your Linkedin header image can offer readers clues about:

  • Your skills
  • Your personality
  • Your passion
  • Your style

Professionals on Linkedin visit your profile for many different reasons. This means you do not necessarily have to publish a “skill” related Linkedin cover image or photo.

A Linkedin cover photo for a sales representative may want to convey values such as “trust” or “support”.

A CEO may choose to show she/he lives and breathes his/her company with a Linkedin cover image that includes the company logo or offices.

Linkedin profile background images with your team can be a great idea, showing you lead and care for your team, only if you genuinely do so and have consent from the people appearing on the image.

THE BEST 11 LINKEDIN PERSONAL PROFILE COVER / HEADER IMAGE IDEAS, STYLES & EXAMPLES IN 2021

In order to engage your Linkedin profile visitors with an impactful Linkedin profile header/cover image, you are about to see some of the best Linkedin profile cover image ideas. Even some of the top popular Australians with the most followers on Instagram are using Linkedin to raise their professional profile.

Different Linkedin header image styles are being used and you will have to judge yourself which Linkedin cover image style type might suit your needs.

I hope you enjoy it and find it useful when deciding what type of Linkedin header photo you end up publishing.

💡 Expert tip: You do not have to stick to the same Linkedin header image for life, not even for the whole year! You can alternatively use this valuable space for a campaign or a key professional event/milestone you have achieved or aiming to achieve.

Want to easily create your unique Linkedin cover image?  Start experimenting by upload your preferred images, logos, icons or patterns in Canva, then you can create a unique image for your Linkedin profile cover” 

Mau

HOW TO SEE ALL EXAMPLES

  • Click on the titles or images below to see more examples for each image style.

THE AUTHOR STYLE

rachel botsman linkedin profile background image author book

Rachel Botsman Linkedin profile background image author book

THE CASUAL STYLE

linkedin background photo ideas drinking coffee lisa hamilton health influencer

Linkedin background photo ideas drinking coffee Lisa Hamilton health influencer

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THE ACHIEVER STYLE 

allen zhang linkedin top voices header cover image profile

Allen Zhang Linkedin top voices header cover image profile

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THE CAMPAIGNER/ACTIVIST STYLE

LinkedIn profile cover photo example ronni kahn ozharvest

Linkedin profile cover photo example Ronni Kahn Ozharvest

THE “COLLAGE” STYLE

linkedin background image idea personal branding expert brittany krystle

Linkedin background image idea personal branding expert Brittany Krystle

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THE COMPANY LOGO STYLE

LinkedIn header image company logo instagram Beatriz Botessi

Linkedin header image company logo Instagram Beatriz Botessi

THE CREATIVE STYLE

Interesting profile photo and cover image colour matching for an employee of one of the most popular top luxury high fashion brands.

Linkedin cover image Claudia Marcocci Cristian Dior

Linkedin cover image Claudia Marcocci Cristian Dior

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THE HASHTAG STYLE

linkedin profile cover photo examples text hashtag illustration alexandra galviz

Linkedin profile cover photo examples text hashtag illustration Alexandra Galvez

THE “ME AT WORK” STYLE

best linkedin header photo tips office logo people passing by jeff winer ceo

best Linkedin header photo tips office logo people passing by Jeff Weiner CEO

THE POSITIVE / INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES STYLE

linkedin header image example do something great quote Ishtar Schneider

Linkedin header image example do something great quote Ishtar Schneider

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DON’T FORGET TO ALSO UPDATE YOUR LINKEDIN COMPANY COVER PHOTO

You can use either your personal or your Linkedin company cover photo to promote specific events such as Valentine’s Day, Bicycle Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Black Friday, End of the Year campaigns, January sales, Earth Day, Refugee Day, etc.

Below is an example of Godiva Linkedin company page cover image ready for Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Linkedin company cover photo Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Day

Linkedin company cover photo Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Day

THE SPEAKER / PRESENTER STYLE

linkedin profile background image examples presenter style shama hyder

Linkedin profile background image examples presenter style Shama Hyder

A quick question for you:

  • How much of your time and money with Linkedin Marketing is actually generating benefits for your business?
  • Is it really worth spending your limited time promoting your Instagram account when you know you do not even own it?
  • Would you better off pivoting your marketing resources to other areas?

Just posting on Linkedin will not result in boosting your sales and CLV (customer lifetime value). 

I see this ⛔️  MASSIVE ISSUE ⛔️  many times!

You can change the way you do Linkedin Marketing by starting a successful social media strategy.

  Once you have your social media strategy defined, your social media executions will make more sense as they help you reach your expected marketing goals. 

In fact, a professionally well-crafted social media strategy will:

✔︎ Free up valuable time
✔︎ Make you produce far less but better quality content and
✔︎ Get you far greater results

If you believe you have a creative, passionate and curious mind, I invite you to read How to write the best Social Media Strategy to do Social Media Marketing in a far more meaningful and effective way. 😀

Do you require social media training for you or your team? Contact us today.

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THE BEST LINKEDIN PROFILE COVER/HEADER IMAGE IDEAS & EXAMPLES

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Best Linkedin cover image size header pixels optimal

Best Linkedin cover image size header pixels optimal