Does LinkedIn allow recruiters to Search by LinkedIn Profile Picture?

I received this question from a client today:

“Does LinkedIn allow searching for LinkedIn Connections who have a Profile Picture?” The short answer is no.

The longer answer is recruiters can view your LinkedIn Profile picture as they view you in the list and or view your entire profile.

I encourage you to have a LinkedIn Profile Picture. Everyone needs to have a LinkedIn Profile Picture.

Having a LinkedIn Profile Picture shows that you are approachable. Be approachable.

Here is the reply I received from LinkedIn Enterprise Services on this question:

Hello Teddy

Thanks for reaching out to Enterprise Services regarding your Recruiter inquiry!

Recruiter Lite offers the following filters for its advanced search function:

– Keywords
– First Name
– Last Name
– Job Title
– Education
– Period (Year range) of study
– Company
– Location
– Industry
– Relationship
– My Groups
– Function
– Seniority
– Interested In
– Years of Experience
– Company Size
– Profile Language
– Recommendations

The LinkedIn Profile Picture field is not a specific filter in any of our upgraded accounts.

However, when you view search results you can see which profile has a picture on it.

Please let me know if you have any other questions on this and I would be happy to help!

Thanks,
Emily Moore
Enterprise Service Specialist

I hope this puts aside the misinformation that there is a filter for profiles with profile pictures.

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