There is an incredible argument with regards to profile photographs.
My typical belief is that you got to have a clear close up photograph on your profile. HR Managers can connect quickly when they see a clear photograph of yours.
When you have chosen your default photograph, make certain to stay with the same picture as your default photograph starting with one social media then onto the next, that way individuals effortlessly remember you over every social community.
Something else that aides in searches worth is naming your photograph document properly before transferring it. Make certain you have named it yourname.jpg rather than transferring DCIM02783.jpg.
Finally, make sure that your picture is clean, clear and crisp. You need to understand its importance because it is your avatar online. Make sure you dont put up a horrendous one like below
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In your social details, be HONEST and mention your USP in a subtle way. Your bio is your first elevator pitch. Keep it concise, accurate and direct. Do not use acronyms or jargons here.
Different social media networks provide different text lengths for your details. In such a case, ensure that across platforms your message remains the same.
Most Social networks allow you to express your favorite hobbies, movies, books, games etc. Its essential to display them on your profile as the potential recruiter can get an idea of what & whom you follow.
Your interests in different subjects makes you a human. Never skip mentioning this area as it is a real indicator of who you are.
Profile Web URL
So where does the username become possibly the most important factor? A few individuals who can’t locate your social media connections might simply punch your name in the vanity URL. Consider what individuals would seek you under, and verify that is your username that is incorporated in the URL.
Again, your pet name or your favorite passion must not be the right reflector.
Links to personal websites or other social media profile handles
Ensure that links to your profile, website, blog, favorites are all located in such a way that the reader of your profile can access it instantaneously. If your URLs are too big, you can just do a bit.ly and keep it simple.
Last but not the least, all social networks provide you with some basic profile view security. You can choose what can be shown to public, what needs to be shown to your friends what needs to be shown to yourself only and so on. I am not going to advise you what not to show, but there are few areas that you can provide so that visitors can understand you better:
- Your Profile Summary
- Links to your main website
- Default profile pic / avatar
You can view your profile and judge for yourself, is this the image you wish to show to the rest of the world?
That said, I have updated my profile and a publicly visible snapshot is underneath. I would be glad if you could share with me any improvements that I could do.