If you don’t believe age discrimination is a fact of life, or maybe feel you have sooo much to offer that none of the youngsters in HR will discriminate against you by trashing your resume … then stop reading now. Instead, see Some tech workers over 50 are literally working themselves to death …
However, keep reading if you want to be selected by the young staff who are screening initial resumes, and win the opportunity to demonstrate your talents and skills.
As crazy as it may sound, there may be many telltale signs of your age on your LinkedIn profile. Knowing them can mean the difference between getting an interview or being passed over for a younger, less experienced competitor.
The Top-10 Things That Make You Look Too Old On LinkedIn
- No LinkedIn Profile Photo (or worse a fake photo) – The first things many visitors think when viewing a LinkedIn profile with no photo are …
- Too lazy to add a photo.
- Trying to hide their age.
- Too unskilled to add a photo.
- Too insecure to add a photo.
- Fake Profile
- Undercover informant. LOL
- Security job.
- A Tired-Looking LinkedIn Profile Photo – While this may seem obvious to many, some people still don’t get it.
A tired-looking LinkedIn profile photo makes you look old on LinkedIn. Period.
Think about how you look on your best day … with the sun in your face, the wind in your hair. Ok, maybe just a breeze (for the girly-girls). LOL
Don’t think looks matter? Select from images in this poll to see how your choices compare to other readers.
Point?: Make sure you look fresh and energized in your profile photo. No more of those old stiff studio images used in corporate documents.
And, make sure all of your online profile photos match your new look. see The 7 Factors That Increase The Psychological Impact of Your LinkedIn Profile Photo