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Smile! At the Digital Summit Seattle

Will we see your face at the upcoming Digital Summit Seattle, hosted at the beautiful McCaw Hall on April 17-18? Better yet, can we take a photo of it?

Not registered yet? Don’t miss out on the amazing speaker line-up, including marketing leaders from Slack, The Onion, AirBNB, Amazon, Salesforce, and so many more. Never mind FOMO, here’s another great reason to register for DS Seattle 2018:

Smart, Savvy + Associates will be there, offering up free LinkedIn headshots! Visit us on site, and pro photographer Maria Koehn will be getting folks to smile pretty for fantastic new profile photos. We’ll look forward to sending out the finished products after the conference (and to seeing your smiling faces on LinkedIn!).

Say cheese!

The photo you share on your LinkedIn profile should equal a firm handshake and genuine smile when you meet face-to-face. Professional, approachable, confident. How do you strike the balance between your passport pic and a late-night selfie? Be camera-ready for DS Seattle with these tips:

  • Professional attire – suitable of course, for your Think “meeting day” at the office, timeless rather than ultra-trendy. Don’t worry about the shoes – focus on the shoulders up.
  • Show your face – don’t hide behind your hair or a hat. Your face is uniquely you, and it’s a helpful thing to be able to be spotted in the crowd (or coffee shop) based on your profile photo.
  • Keep it simple – consider plain colours over busy prints, accessories that don’t dominate, and not trying a new ‘do just for the day. You want your face as the focal point whether you’re on a big screen on an iWatch.
  • Natural pose – look at the camera and smile. No tricky over-the-shoulder glances, and no duck lips. The beauty of the headshot is not worrying what to do with your hands, or if your shirt is tucked on. It’s just you and the camera (and the photographer who’s going to get you in just the right light!).

So now that you LOOK good…

With a spiffed-up photo gracing your online presence, Smart Savvy can complete the makeover with a LinkedIn profile optimization. As a specialized recruitment firm that helps companies connect with marketing, sales, and communications professionals, we care about your success. We see a lot (a LOT) of resumes and profiles, and we can help take average to #StandApart success.

LinkedIn profile updates aren’t just for job-seekers, but for all professionals who want to stand out in their professional images. Getting tapped for TedX, a great Board role, or a mentor opportunity might not happen if your profile hasn’t been updated in the last decade. Check out smartsavvy.me for our LinkedIn and resume packages and set your best face forward!


Jaylene Crick, Recruitment Team Leader, Smart, Savvy + AssociatesSmart, Savvy + Associates finds high-calibre marketing, communications, creative and sales professionals with proven track records and in-demand skills for companies who need them, across the Pacific Northwest. Contact our Recruitment Team Leader, Jaylene Crick, to discuss your next hire.


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