As LinkedIn presents your public resume, you want to customize it and make it more attractive for your contacts and employers.
One of the aspects you can be the most creative is the LinkedIn banner that appears at the top of your LinkedIn profile.
The LinkedIn banner is the first thing someone notices when they visit your profile, so it would be your priority to upload a banner that captivates the eye of your visitors.
Additionally, professionals usually use LinkedIn to find leads and potential partners. So having a nice cover image can help turn your profile visits into business deals or new career opportunities.
Changing your LinkedIn profile is really easy, but there are several things you should have in mind and a few easy steps to follow.
Before you change your LinkedIn banner, find an image that you want to use and have it in an easily findable folder on your computer.
If you already have an image in place and want to upload a new one:
Some image specifications you need to have in mind are:
If your image looks blurry or pixelated, choose an image with a larger file size. Also, be aware when using a cover image with text. As you’ll notice, your profile picture is placed in the left-hand corner of the image, so you should not upload an image with text or other elements in that specific place because it will be covered.
Apart from changing your LinkedIn banner, check out how to add interest to your LinkedIn profile. If you have LinkedIn Premium but want to cancel it, follow these steps to deactivate a LinkedIn Premium Account.