I have changed my LinkedIn profile picture to someone who is not me. I licensed a stock photo from iStockPhoto (iStock_000009503996Large.jpg if you must know).
Well, I have landed happily at a start up. However, my past few months of career search have been filled with some subtle and not so subtle ageism. Some seriously nasty stuff, and quite surprising. I want to see if I change my head shot to someone who looks younger than me what kinds of inbound communication requests I get via LinkedIn.
A bit of a white lie. But men’s looks aren’t supposed to matter in business, right? A sort of random experiment with few controls, but let’s see how it goes.
P.S. My LinkedIn profile is https://www.linkedin.com/in/garymdietz