Are you wondering how to look more professional on LinkedIn? Do you want to quickly grab the attention of a new connection?

In this video, you’ll learn one simple solution to help you stand out like a true professional in your industry – upload a custom background photo to your LinkedIn profile.

Follow these steps to change your LinkedIn background photo:

STEP 1: Click the “Me” icon at the top of your LinkedIn home page and select “View profile” from the drop down menu.

STEP 2: Select the “Edit” icon in the top right corner in your introduction card. The icon looks like a pencil and is located inside the same area where you change your headline.

STEP 3: In the new dialogue box that opens, select the “Edit” icon again.The icon displays in the top right corner of the existing background photo.

STEP 4: Select a background photo from your computer.

STEP 5: Inside the background photo dialogue box, you can drag and reposition the photo. You can also crop the photo, apply a filter to the photo or make adjustments to the brightness and contrast of the photo.

Watch this video to learn these 3 simple solutions to change your LinkedIn Background Photo:

• Tip #1 – Find a high-quality photo specific to your industry.
• Tip #2 – Make sure your background photo is sized correctly.
• Tip #3 – Add text or a call to action to your background photo.


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