There is only one reason why recruiters don’t click on your LinkedIn profile.
I think recruiters are discriminating against you because of your photo.
- You are ugly.
- You look old.
- You seem mean.
- You look cranky.
- You don’t appear fun.
- You have a sour disposition.
- Your eyes are unsymmetrical.
- Your facial expression lacks passion.
- You are posing in what appears to be a mug shot.
A picture matters in ways that people would never admit.
What happens if you are a normal person who needs to work but doesn’t have the best photo of yourself? Well, you could fight the trend. Don’t put a picture of yourself on your LinkedIn profile. You could follow the statistics and apply for a job on a company’s website (or through a job board). Or you could get a lead through someone you know. Someone who can vouch for you despite your face.
Me? I like the idea of putting up a fake picture.
Do you have any good-looking, younger friends? Ask them for a photo. Post it.
See what happens to your response rate and report back to us!