This feature of LinkedIn has been around for a few years now, and I have to say I’m a huge fan.
The reason being is that we’re all such visual people.
If we see it, we believe it.
I’ve seen it for a fact in my own business, when I’ve given away e-books. I get more people click on my e-book, if there’s a visual that looks like, yes, you guessed it – an e-book.
A header can put you and your role in context.
You can do many many things to help you stand out.
Here are a few examples to get your creative juices flowing.
You can highlight the way that you go about your work, like Candice does here.
You can pull out key things you’d like to highlight, like Alan does here.
You can show your interests and industry, like Jeremy does here.
Or you can highlight where your thoughts have been featured, like I have here.
If you’re not great at graphics, or are not a visual person, I’d suggest you hire a Graphic Designer to get yours done.
I have a fabulous person, Laura, whom I can recommend.
You can find her here, and tell her I sent you.