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Facebook Profile Pictures for Professionals

Submitted by on March 6, 2013 – 6:50 pmNo Comment

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.

See how your Facebook profile picture can launch your career.

See how your Facebook profile picture can launch your career.

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!

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