In this day and age, when none of us can truly opt out of the visual world of social media, our profile photo is oftentimes the first impression we make on prospective clients or employers.  As such, that face we show online should be our very best face, carefully selected to display our personality and professionalism.  Yet, I still constantly see people with grainy, out-of-focus, awkwardly cropped (yes, we notice the disembodied hand on your shoulder), and unflattering photos of themselves.  Getting a proper headshot is a very small investment with large payoffs in the long run, so take a good look at your LinkedIn profile photo and ask yourself – Is that the first impression you want the world to have of you?