The other day I had a cat in a bow tie try to add me as a LinkedIn connection. I know some smart cats, but none smart enough to have a LinkedIn profile.
He was a handsome cat in the picture. But the profile was for a real person who choose to represent their professional life as a cat.
To that person and others like him, let me give you a tip:
Use a nice photo, professional of yourself on LinkedIn. Not your husband. Not your sister. Not your dog in a Halloween costume he hates. A photo of yourself.
If you don’t have a photo you feel comfortable with, don’t worry about it. That only means potential employers can’t discriminate against you based on your looks.
But whatever you do, don’t use a picture of your dog, cat or other pet. That’s animal cruelty.