Last week I took part in LinkedIn’s mission to help individuals update their profiles and have professional looking profile pictures. LinkedIn did something pretty cool, they went on a road trip! During this road trip, they stopped in various cities to provide their services. The only price you had to pay was 30-60 minutes of your time…
LinkedIn is hitting the road. Join us on our first-ever #PictureOpportunity tour. We’re traveling across the country to offer free headshots and profile advice to our members. So stop by and we’ll help take your profile from good to amazing.
As I write this post, LinkedIn is almost done with their tour. As of right now, 2015/09/28, they have two stops left – San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Here’s what I liked about the process:
- Everything was free.
- The LinkedIn folks were very nice and passionate about what they do.
- There were two options for you profile picture: outside or the mobile studio (pictured above)
- The setup was awesome! It was a mobile photo shoot/studio on wheels!
- The process was quick and painless. They take a picture and then you go to a computer with the SD card to upload your new profile picture.
Here’s what I didn’t like:
- You don’t get to keep the original image of your picture. My picture turned out a bit dark and it would have been nice to have the original file to edit it a bit.
- When your picture is taken, you then proceed to someone with a laptop to upload your picture to your profile. To facilitate this, the LinkedIn folks were using a laptop (not sure who’s) but you then proceeded to log into your account on an unknown computer to upload your new profile picture- the security sirens should be going off!
- I wish I could have gotten a LinkedIn shirt. I would have paid too.
That’s it! LinkedIn hit the road with an awesome box truck with a truck and trailer to take your new profile picture and help with your profile. What an awesome free service that I hope continues.
Here are the details about the photo tour:
Tour Overview Tour Schedule
Disclaimer: I only had my picture taken. I did not have the “career services folks” help me update my profile.
Also, if you want to connect on LinkedIn, you can find my profile here.