Increase your chances of getting hired with the right profile picture. Here are some cardinal rules on how to take the perfect picture.

Think selfie alternative

We are confident that your selfie game is strong, however, there’s a time and place for everything. Selfies don’t necessarily scream “I’m serious about finding a job”, but rather, leave the impression of not being too serious about this job search. Ask a photographer friend to take a headshot (with a simple background) and make sure you wear professional attire to make a good impression.

Say cheese!

You’re not taking super serious pictures for your passport or ID but showcasing yourself as a person within a simple headshot. We want to see heartfelt, candid and dynamic moments. Your headshot on your Coople profile should reflect your personality and let your potential future employer know that you’re the right hire. Remember, you can upload multiple pictures to your profile, so make the most of it.

Take the centre stage in your professional profile picture

Hiring companies aren’t necessarily interested in knowing where you spent your last weekend or where you vacationed last summer. So please make sure you choose a neutral background that is situated within a bright room. With that said, make sure you’re the star of your professional profile picture!

Last but not least, we’ll let you in on a not-so-well-kept secret: 90% of all previously employed Cooplers all had a professional profile picture uploaded. If that’s not a compelling argument, then we don’t know what is.

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