Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn profile.
A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile. In fact, your profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by having a profile picture!
Your LinkedIn headshot will work best with a white background - Think about it; a small phone screen with limited viewing area. A tightly-cropped shot with a plain, white background will have more visual impact on a smartphone screen.
Think about changing your selected image to Black & White periodically - a no cost option for an image change!
Our THREE favorite image size templates that cover most networks...
In experimenting with the fastest, easiest way to create images we know will work well in social media feeds, we came across some image sizes that became our go-tos: one size for horizontal (landscape) images , one for vertical (portrait) images, and one for square profile images.
One of the simplest ways we've found for creating the 1,024 x 512 pixel images is to use Pablo. You can create an image in under 30 seconds and share directly to Twitter, Facebook, and Buffer.