man and woman walking on clouds

As you know from reading me here, I am co-presenting a LinkedIn Event on May 18th. Not only have I written about it on my blog, but also posted the details and link to register on my LinkedIn Home Page, FaceBook business page, and Twitter pages.

LinkedIn also allows you to select connections to invite directly.

In doing so, I am scrolling through names I recognize but photos that do not seem to be the same person, yet they are.

Beyond time taking its toll, the pandemic has taken a noticeable effect toll on the faces and hair color of so many people I know.  Their locations and headlines have changed, which is completely expected because people change jobs, industries, etc., on a routine basis, but they look much older. Like they aged 25 years in 2 1/2.

Some look exactly the same, hence I used the word “awe” in the title. {I wonder if they really do…}

The pandemic has tried men’s and women’s souls. And hairdressers and photographers.

Look at your headshot. Is it pre-pandemic? Do you need a new picture? Likely so.

I just had mine redone so consider your haircolor, cut, facial lines, etc. Does your headshot look like you today? Need a referral to a headshot photographer?  Easy! Sorry, but I can’t help you in the hairdresser/barber department.

And worst, as I rotate through my connections, it is jarringly painful to see that so many colleagues have died, of COVID or any other reason or disease, yet their profiles remain as if they are still frozen in time and still  accessible on LinkedIn.

Alas, they are not.

I have posted on the proper way to ask LinkedIn to remove a profile of a deceased family member a few times on this blog. Please pass it along to others who may need to take that painful next step for removing the person from the platform, as a public service.

Look, you need to be truthful with yourself: do you look interested, interesting, and lively on your profile? Like your true self?