Facebook Profile Pictures for Professionals
There is a common adage which states that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, professionals need to make sure that this saying applies to their Facebook profile pictures and their Facebook timeline cover. Since people are confronted by over 5,000 different images each day, it is important that you stand out. So how do you set your Facebook profile pictures and Facebook timeline cover apart from the crowd? Here are three tips to get you noticed on the social media giant that is Facebook.
1. Smile! It has become obvious that people love looking at pictures of other people. It is entertaining for us (and explains why people spend over 8 hours each month on Facebook alone). To get your profile more attention on this social media platform, you need to smile in your Facebook profile pictures. It tells the world that you are inviting and personable. A smile draws people in and looks professional.
2. Use headshots. The next thing to do is make sure that your Facebook profile picture is a headshot: a clear, high quality, shoulders and head picture of just you and a simple background. Once you have found a good profile picture, stick with it for a while. 3. Use it for a while, but not too long. Wait at least three to four months before you change the picture. Facebook profile pictures should represent you in the moment, so do not use photos that are over a few years old.
A similar approach should be used toward your Facebook timeline cover. A Facebook timeline cover for professionals needs to be simple so that it doesn’t detract from the main focus of the profile – you! It should also represent you. If you like a certain quote or landscape, use it for your Facebook timeline cover. However, the key is to be professional and use it to contribute to your overall profile. Here are some examples of people using their Facebook timeline cover to its fullest potential. Enjoy!
Special Offer: Three Girls Media & Marketing Inc. is a public relations and social media management agency with teams in Silicon Valley and the Seattle area. We love working with small and emerging companies across the nation to raise their brand awareness and name recognition. We offer a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation with our CEO and can answer your questions and discuss your specific marketing needs. Contact us today to arrange yours!
Photo Credit: bensteinWritten by Erika Taylor Montgomery
Facebook, Facebook profile pictures, Facebook timeline cover