Today the first official portrait of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was revealed in London. The duchess described the painting as “amazing”, but critics referred to the image as “evil,” “rotten” and even “dull.” As a member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton is one of the most scrutinized women on the planet. It’s perhaps not surprising that a lot of fuss (both good and bad) is often made about the duchess. Still, many people were surprised by all of the portrait drama that infiltrated the internet this morning, but maybe they shouldn’t be. After all, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” or so the saying goes. In this day and age, the first impression people might make about you could be a direct result of a photo or your online presence.
Given all the interest in the duchess’ image today, we thought this might be a good opportunity to point out how important your image is on LinkedIn. Here are a few things that you might want to keep in mind before you click that upload photo button.