Branding Yourself On Linked In with Customizable Backgrounds

Branding Yourself On Linked In with Customizable Backgrounds

What was once only available to premium members of Linked In has now reached the masses: customizable backgrounds, similar to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  Give your profile a professional punch by uploading your own in a few easy steps:

Step 1: Create a 1400 x 425 background that is under 4 MB in  .jpg, .png, or .gif.  You’ll notice that parts of the image, once uploaded, are visible while other parts are blocked with your Linked In profile information.  You will want to make sure the most valuable information is in the left and right gutters of the image, as well as the upper quarter of the image.  Ours was made in GIMPCanva is another free online source.  Here’s how ours turned out (scaled down for this blog post):

LinkedIn Header

Step 2: Log into Linked In

Step 3: On the headers Click on Profile, then Edit profile

Step 4: Click “Edit Background”

Step 5: Upload your picture

And voila! You are now professionally branded! Here’s what the finished product looks like on my profile:

megs profile

 

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