THE BEST 11 LINKEDIN PROFILE PHOTO IDEAS & STYLES IN 2021

Find below the best Linkedin profile photo ideas, cover picture examples, tips and styles for 2021. Ideas to create and publish the best Linkedin profile image and background header. Curated by Mau, a Senior Linkedin Marketing Specialist at eDigital.

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THE TOP BENEFITS OF A WELL-CURATED LINKEDIN PROFILE PHOTO

Some of the top benefits for publishing a professional picture, photo or image on your Linkedin profile are:

  • Promote your personal brand to the thousands of people visiting your Linkedin profile.
  • Get easily recognised by potential clients or partners.
  • Show a positive welcoming personal brand image
  • Increase trust as people seeing your profile will know you are “a real” person
  • It is free so why not!

BEFORE DECIDING ON YOUR NEW LINKEDIN PROFILE PHOTO

Think about the professionals you really want to check out your profile. For example, if you are a job seeker, your target is recruiters. Think about how your new Linkedin profile picture can say about your skills, personality or style. Remember people hire for different reasons you do not necessarily have to publish a “skilled” related photo on your Linkedin Profile.

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If you are on the other hand, a sales representative or business developer might want to convey things such as “trust” or “support”. If you, for example, are a CEO you might want to show you live and breathe the brand you work for.

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CHOOSING THE BEST PHOTO FOR YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

There is no rule: different styles are being used. The best image is the one you are most comfortable with and you can always change it! You do not have to stick to the same Linkedin profile picture for life, not even for the whole year! You can alternatively use it for a specific campaign or key professional event/milestone specific purposes.

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THE BEST 11 LINKEDIN PROFILE PHOTO IDEAS & STYLES IN 2021

THE AUTHOR STYLE

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Rachel Botsman Linkedin profile background image author book

THE CASUAL STYLE

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Linkedin background photo ideas drinking coffee Lisa Hamilton health influencer

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THE ACHIEVER STYLE 

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Allen Zhang Linkedin top voices header cover image profile

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THE CAMPAIGNER/ACTIVIST STYLE

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LinkedIn profile cover photo example ronni kahn ozharvest

Linkedin profile cover photo example Ronni Kahn Ozharvest

THE “COLLAGE” STYLE

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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

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ian callum linkedin profile cover image car designer

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THE HASHTAG STYLE

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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

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

THE POSITIVE / INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES STYLE

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Linkedin header image example do something great quote Ishtar Schneider

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Lastly, do not miss out on reading my article on the new best Linkedin background photo size. Ensuring you only publish the most optimal Linkedin Background image dimension. If you are not good at design, you can find some great Linkedin background image templates in Fotor photo editing tool.

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💡 Expert Tip: When designing your Linkedin profile photo and cover image, make sure you use the most optimal image pixel size. For example, the Linkedin cover image size is different from the Linked article header image size.

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