Monthly Archives: February 2015

LinkedIn Lie

Hi,

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).

Why?

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.

iStock_000009503996Large

Not Gary. But a legally licensed photo of a guy my age who looks younger and possibly better. OK, better.

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.

Best,

Gary

P.S.  My LinkedIn profile is https://www.linkedin.com/in/garymdietz