24 hours ago I met with a late 20 something .Net developer. She has skills. Is easy to talk. But she is having problems with finding new jobs.
(wait for it)
Yeah, seriously… a .Net developer is having issues with recruiters (not) finding/contacting her.
Mostly because like a lot of developers the only way to be found is on LinkedIn. So with a bare bones profile it is not shocking that she is not being contacted.
After giving her a bunch of profile/content advice she says:
“I don’t know, what do you think … (long pause) … should I … (long pause) … have a photo on my LinkedIn profile?”
I must have had a, “are you freaking kidding me? Of course you should have a photo on your LinkedIn profile” look on my face.
“I see a lot of developers on LinkedIn without photos”
“Generally, they’re wrong. They should likely have one too”
“It feels weird”