There are thousands of LinkedIn profile and a lot of them don’t do this.
And no, I’m not talking about your LinkedIn headline (but hey, we often neglect that too). I’m talking about the background or banner above your profile pic.
People will use the standard default LinkedIn banner. It’s an ugly blue thing and it really makes your profile stand out if you update and upload a banner, it will pop out.
Again, it’s not too late to update and select an image to showcase your personality. There are over 645 million professionals using the social media platform, and it continues to grow.
The recommended size for a LinkedIn banner for a personalised account is 1584 x 396 pixels.
Learn more about size in The Trusted Guide of LinkedIn Visuals.
If you’re technically and graphically savvy, you can use Canva, Photoshop and similar online graphic tools to create your own banner.
Another hot tip is to treat it like a billboard, promoting your services, skills and speaking gigs.
Be careful where you place your call-to-action or text, sometimes your profile pic will cover a certain aspect of your banner. Meaning real-estate of your text needs to be considered. It can be a little tedious sometimes, sometimes you have to upload and fix up your photo to suit.
Which is why we created 30 photos for you to select and upload. There are inspirations for the workspace, professionals, coffee lovers to nature animal lovers to the design pleasing aesthetics.
All you need to do is pick one that you like, save your favourite background-image, head over to LinkedIn and update your banner.
VIDEO: Watch How To Upload & Update Your Banner On LinkedIn
Watch the video below on how to upload your new banner – it will take about 30 seconds of your time.
Pick a LinkedIn Banner
Scroll below and pick and favourite banner to spice up your profile.