Not completely avoid it, but if recruiters are concerned about claims they made an unfair judgment based on a candidates Profile picture, they can just turn them all off.
There is a privacy setting I hadn’t looked at, but it was pointed out to me by Chris when I posted LinkedIn Maintenance II: Do THIS RIGHT NOW (or else). Rich pointed out recruiters can turn off all Profile pictures. Turns out, all of us can do the same, no matter who we are, no matter what level we are on.
I’m not sure if this really will avoid a discrimination lawsuit, but at least you can say you didn’t see the LinkedIn Profile picture. Here’s what you do:
- While logged into LinkedIn, click on Account & Settings. Scroll down to find the Viewing Profile Photos link:
- Click on the No One option, and hit Save Changes.
That’s it – it’s that simple. I would love to know how many people actually click that… but it’s nice it’s there