Posters in Zoom background?

I'm getting into recruiting for SA 2022 soon, and I was wondering what thoughts were on zoom backgrounds, since interviews will be online. Specifically, I have a bunch of posters in my room, nothing crazy, mostly classic rock type stuff. What are people's thoughts on this? Pros: it can start a conversation and adds some personality, could be memorable. Cons: Unprofessional? thanks 

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpFin
Feb 19, 2021 - 5:24pm

Get something that isn't distracting, but yet shows character.  For example, if you have a print of a favorite photographer or something like that (Im a big Ansel Adams fan), it could be a subtle way to stay memorable and or segue into casual conversation. Just don't have a Nirvana Nervermind poster for example, so your interviewer doesn't have to see a baby penis the background. Just make sure that whatever your background is doesn't distract or take away form the actual interview.  

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