As far as pastimes go, none has a reputation for being more narcissistic and vapid than taking selfies. However, we think that’s not quite fair, because there are times when a well-done self-portrait can win you the job.

Take it from this quick video, which explains the ins and outs of LinkedIn profile photos—what works, what doesn’t, and what may really turn off future employers or clients.

But first, let us take a selfie.


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