7 simple LinkedIn photo tricks that will dramatically increase your chances of landing your dream job

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LinkedIn is a great place to connect with recruiters who can help find your dream job.

But your first point of contact with the recruiter is often not your résumé — it’s your profile photo.

LinkedIn shared these seven simple tips to take a better selfie for your profile photo, and increase your chances of getting viewed by recruiters.

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Check out these 11 tips and tricks that will make your iPhone photos so much better!


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