I admit it, graphics aren’t my strong suit. I’m a word nerd, okay?
The size and shape of the original didn’t match what Facebook wanted, and I just didn’t know a better way except to keep trying it different ways.
I’d been through the same thing (well, not quite as bad) with LinkedIn.
Today I discovered there’s a website that helps you do this (for free): Social Media Image Maker. I haven’t personally tried it, but the reviews look good and I’ll use it next time. Here’s a review with a tutorial.
The blog where I read about this is a good resource for job seekers, by the way – Jason Alba’s lively and informative JibberJobber Blog. (JibberJobber is an application for managing your contacts with people and companies, basically a CRM for job seekers. I definitely recommend it.)