Your profile is a self-introduction to other members of the Jobcase community. As a network of people helping people with their work lives, it's important to let the community know who you are.
Your profile photo personalizes your account and becomes part of your visual identity within the community and for your job search.
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does your photo say about you?"
Whether you're here to get a job, get advice, or to share your work story, the power of the community resides in connections. Let your connections recognize you!
A profile with a photo is more likely to be viewed and it makes it easier for other members to approach and connect with you.
Your profile picture is also included when you invite your contacts to connect in the Jobcase community.
Employers use social platforms to gather information about potential candidates for jobs. A good profile picture not only increases your chances of being noticed, but also gives employers a personalized connection to you.
Use a headshot: A headshot is a photo of you that includes your shoulders to the top of your head. You can take your own headshot for free or hire a photographer
You should be the focus: Your image should be the main focus of your profile photo. Avoid using photos with other people or things. Use a plain background with good lighting (or stand by a window)
Wear "work" clothes: Prepare for the photo - wear something that matches your job expectations. Grooming and a bit of primping can go a long way in a photo. And don't forget to relax and smile!
Use a current, quality image: your headshot should be in focus and be recognizable
Here are a few pitfalls to avoid when selecting your Jobcase profile photo:
Selfies: selfies tend to be a bit too casual for a profile photo
Poor quality photos: take the time to get a shot that's in focus - blurry photos can be perceived as sloppy
Outdated photos: Your profile photo should be current and should look like you
Group photos: It tends to be obvious when others have been cropped from a photo - even if you look great, avoid using a group photo for your profile
Click on the blue camera icon and upload your photo.
From the Jobcase app, you can select from the photo library on your phone or take a photo.
If you're accessing your profile on desktop, you'll have the option to upload photos from your computer, Facebook/Instagram accounts, Google drive, or Dropbox.
The photo you select may need to be cropped and/or centered to fit. Click save and you're done.
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