There’s one thing you’ve been neglecting on your LinkedIn profile for a while now.
And no, I’m not talking about your LinkedIn headline (although you could very well have been neglecting that, too). I’m talking about the background image feature LinkedIn released earlier this year that you probably didn’t know you could customize. But it’s not too late to select an image now—and stand out from the more than 380 million professionals using the platform.
There’s a small problem, though. The way this LinkedIn background image is set up, viewers can only see about half of your selected photo—while the remaining half is blocked by your name, position, and other elements of your profile. And it’s difficult to know which parts of a photo will be blocked unless you upload and preview it. As you might imagine, uploading and previewing even more than five photos is tedious work.
That’s why we went ahead and selected 23 photos that, even with a portion blocked, will make your profile look much more professional—and appealing to recruiters. Choose from a mix of beautiful workspaces, office-related objects, and nature shots, and save your favorite image to set as your next LinkedIn background.
As you’ll see, we’ve added The Muse logo to each one. However, if you’d like to insert your own company’s logo for a personal touch, we recommend downloading the original image from StockSnap and adding it on that way.
PHOTO, CHECK. SUMMARY, EH, NOT AS MUCH.
Our LinkedIn experts can help you out with the tough stuff—so you can focus on networking.
Photo of courtesy of StockSnap.io.
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author