Your web presence is often your first chance to make a good impression. So what kind of impression are you making?
Avvo general counsel Josh King ran his LinkedIn profile photo through PhotoFeeler, a service that let’s people rate your picture for competence, likability, and influential-looking-ness (I guess?). Here’s the result:
Those aren’t good results if you want people to hire you. And yes, Josh is absolutely competent and likable (and influential-looking, I guess). Josh got substantially better results from his new, professional photo.
You can run your own profile photos through PhotoFeeler. You just have to vote on other photos to earn votes for your own. You may be surprised to find out what kind of impression you are making on others.
Featured image: “Dark creepy joker face” from Shutterstock.