Archive | November, 2014

To new profile pic or not…

4 Nov

I was musing about getting a new profile picture made recently. As all the influencers on LinkedIn strongly recommend no selfies, no home pix and definitely no avatars. After all LinkedIn is a place where we do business. The feedback was interesting. Several photographers hoping for an assignment, several friends with names of people and some people I don’t know telling me that a decent profile picture is vanity. Sorry but the world we work in rarely reflects a true cross-section of society and books are judged by their cover. But above all I was amazed at the thought that ‘these days it doesn’t matter’. Business should still be conducted with some basic level of courtesy, which includes how we present ourselves.