Employers decide whether they want to know more about you based on the first impression you make. And, more often than not these days, that first impression is made online. Employers look at your social media profiles, and the first thing they are going to look at in those profiles is the picture. The picture has the power to make or break the first impression.

Either people don’t realize this, or they realize it and don’t care. Nothing else could account for the number of unprofessional looking pictures we see plastered across professional social media like LinkedIn – selfies, party pics, group pics, totally unrelated pictures of fields and sunsets. If you have one of these pictures, you are seriously damaging your job prospects.

Here is a handy infographic guide to the dos and don’t of professional profile pictures.