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What is an appropriate LinkedIn cover photo?

I've always been so confused with the cover photo option on LinkedIn. What am I supposed to put there? A pic of my cat? An image of me making a sale (I def don't have my own lifestyle images... also, that feels weird?). I also don't want to be "that person" and include a random photo of Mount Everest or an inspirational quote. Profile pic is hard enough, why do we need another?


Would love some advice here, WR.

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I just have a random photo of the Bay Area I took off of Google lol
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
If you can find a photo of Gary V snorting lines, I would use that.
queenops
Opinionated
+5
Maker of Sales
oh, I took that photo!
tonysoprano
Opinionated
+5
AE
or a close up picture of Guilfoyle from silicon valley

tonysoprano
Opinionated
+5
AE
I've never been into having a big corporate marketing logo i just like having something personal. i.e. mine is hole 12 at AugustaΒ 
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+6
Sales Associate
I have a group photo of one of my professional groups in college. I don't think there's a rule on it, but I would use anything you can talk about in an interview. Nobody has ever asked me about mine.Β 
queenops
Opinionated
+5
Maker of Sales
Hadn’t thought about it being an interview convo topic. Good thinking
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+6
Sales Associate
That was something I was told in college in one of those career readiness seminars in one of my classes. To anyone's surprise, nobody has bothered to ask me about it.Β 
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uncorpse
Politicker
+5
Sales Development
If you're in IT world, I suggest something with AI.
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I've got mine set as a picture I took of Yosemite a couple of years ago. Just do something personal that means something to you.
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
If cat is even a thought… enough said
queenops
Opinionated
+5
Maker of Sales
I mean, he's pretty fucking cute.Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
Anything that makes your profile stand out and represent you. High resolution by the way.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I have a photo of the city.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Gawy V
WheresMyPO
Opinionated
+1
Biotech Sales Rep
I sell into labs so my cover photo is a fancy pic of a microscope. Many of my colleagues use a pic of a DNA strand.
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Company banner, favourite city, an image relevant to your industry etc, sports clubs are risky though.Β 
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