Freebie of the Month: LinkedIn Background Photos

LinkedIn may be a professional social network, but it is still a social network. And like all social networks, nothing is more appealing and attention-grabbing, than a great photo.

But, unlike Facebook or Instagram, LinkedIn doesn't offer quite as many opportunities to leverage visual elements. You really only have 2 photos to reinforce your brand: your Profile Picture and your LinkedIn background photo.

Many job seekers overlook the power of the background photo. If you're a premium user who simply selected a default photo, or a free user who uploaded a recent vacation pic, your background could probably use an update.

I've compiled 22 LinkedIn background photos for you to use - absolutely free. Here's the link to access these photos from Google Drive:

These high-quality photos work well with LinkedIn display settings and will look stunning - even with parts of the picture blocked by your profile photo and headline.

Here's a sampling of my collection:


Abstract and Architecture



Work Spaces

Looking to design your own or find a different photo? I source amazing, free-use photos from StockSnap and use Canva to create free custom graphics.

I can't wait to see how you use these background photos! Connect with me on LinkedIn to show-off your style!


Tammy Banfield is a professional resume writer and certified career coach who specializes in helping talented and ambitious women advance their careers and find rewarding, fulfilling jobs.

Tammy has helped over 600 career seekers from around the world secure coveted positions. Connect with Tammy on LinkedIn or at her Website. Want to know how to get headhunted? Download my free guide here:

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