We bet a pound to a penny, almost all of you have accounts on many social networking and dating websites that represent you to the digital world. But are you sure that your profile pics are really the best of the best (or at least good enough)? If you are tired of your old, low quality, or boring picture then it’s time to design a new one. We are ready to help you and show you how to hit a high note.
Let’s Have Some Fun: Photos for Social Networks
What pics to choose. A personal account on Facebook or Twitter (official public accounts of Senior Managers are not that much different from LinkedIn pages) is a place where you talk about your everyday life with your friends and subscribers. At the same time, you should remember that your employees and colleagues can check it as well, so if you want to keep some images private then be sure to set proper privacy settings.
It’s a good idea to share photos of your everyday life that depict your hobbies, events you attended, photos from vacation trips, etc.
Photo editing tips. If you need to, enhance the quality of your photos with Editor.Pho.to. Apart from that, it lets you have some fun and design creative images! On Funny.Pho.to you can choose from among numerous photo backgrounds, artistic effects, amazing face montages, and realistic photo collages. More than 600 fun and beautiful photo effects — a lot to choose from.
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What pics to choose. It’s better to pick photos of your face or half-length photos where you are in an informal surrounding. Once again, it’s a good idea to choose images that depict your hobbies, interests, and personality. Photos with you smiling are a ‘must pick’. It’s not obligatory to publish pictures of your big grin. A sincere and funny smile is much better.
Photo editing tips. Of course, you can enhance the general appearance of your images with Editor.Pho.to. You can also choose retro, art, or romantic effects on Funny.Pho.to. Photo backgrounds will hide unnecessary details and change accents of your photo; effects of stylization will give an entirely new look to quite ordinary images. You can also apply bokeh effects to make your photos more attractive and romantic.
Designing Photos for Your Resume and Professional Websites
Photos for your resume. Some people tend not to put a photo on their resume. They are afraid of possible discrimination due to race, age, or appearance. Let’s be clear: it is highly likely that an HR manager or your prospective employer will Google you on social networks and see your photos. If they are going to discriminate against you, it’ll happen anyway.
At the same time, by putting a photo on your resume you can control the first visual impression they have of you and stand out from the crowd.
What pics to choose. For a resume you need a front or three-quarter length photo of your face against a background with a neutral or muted color. White backgrounds can wash out lighter skin tones and gaudy backgrounds distract the viewer’s attention. You should have at least a few photos with a businesslike atmosphere in which you are wearing formal clothes. If you are applying to a company that doesn’t have a dress code, you can also choose photos with you wearing a pleasant mix of casual and formal clothing (with shoulders covered).
Photo editing tips. We recommend that you correct brightness and contrast, adjust colors, crop your picture if required, and that’s all. You can easily do it with Editor.Pho.to.
Photos for professional networks like LinkedIn. HR managers often use this business-oriented social network as a large base of resumes from all over the world. LinkedIn can also give you a great opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with colleagues, ask for advice, or initiate a professional discussion.
What pics to choose. You can pick images that remind people of your work and position. Formal and casual clothes are preferable. It’s a good idea to accentuate those features of your appearance that correspond to widespread stereotypes, e.g., engineers are smart, designers are creative, PR specialists are sociable, and salesmen are charismatic. But don’t overdo it!
It’s also a good idea to publish images from events or photos taken at your workplace.
Photo editing tips. Just as before, you should correct the brightness and contrast of your photo, adjust colors, and crop it, if required. In this regard, Editor.Pho.to is once again at your disposal. There are also a few minimalistic effects that can be applied to make you look very professional. Apparently, the Black and White photo effect is the best choice. You can also experiment with the Vignetting, Vintage card, or Dramatic Look photo effects.