Arré Checklist: What Your LinkedIn Photo Says About You

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Arré Checklist: What Your LinkedIn Photo Says About You

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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n Begin Again, Mark Ruffalo firmly believed that “You can tell a lot about a person by their playlist” and this year, Paul Thomas Anderson made a whole film based on his iteration of that same belief, “You can tell a lot about a person by what they order for breakfast.” You, your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances may also believe in variations of this statement, gauging someone by their shoes, earrings, Filmfare subscription, or Pornhub search history terms. Your potential employers, however, have the last word on this belief with their universal stance, “You can tell a lot about a potential employee by their LinkedIn profiles.”

So, you give in, attempting to bullshit your way through a carefully curated LinkedIn profile aimed straight for your employer’s heart. LinkedIn is a little like Amar Singh: It lies unused in the shadows, all its links and poetry ignored, until the day it suddenly pops into relevance out of nowhere and hogs *all* the limelight. And unlike Amitabh Bachchan, you’re still not in a position to break all ties with it.

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