Is Your Headshot Helping or Hurting Your Career or Business?
Did you know that your profile photo (or lack of a good one) on LinkedIn or your website can hurt or help your career? Many times when prospective clients are looking for a business or employers are looking for an employee the first place they turn to is Google or LinkedIn. What will they see? Will they see a professional executive headshot that shows the confident professional person you are? Someone they can’t wait to meet? Or will they see a blank square or worse yet a portion of a snapshot of you at a party where you have cropped out the person next to you?
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Why not make it a great one? Coupling a great headshot with a well written bio or an “about me” page can go a long way in getting that new client or finding an excellent new job. It shows that you have it all together, that you care about what you do.
What is the first thing you think of when you look someone up on LinkedIn and don’t see a profile photo? If you are like most people, you think their profile is incomplete. Then might think what else is missing? Do they follow through with what they start? Now what is your first thought when you see a snapshot where others have been cut out of the photo? Do you think the person doesn’t care and will throw anything up there? Is this how they are in business? How would you percieve them an an employee? Would they be the type of person you want represent your business? Would they be the person you want to do business with?
Your future may very will be influenced by your profile photo. What does yours say about you?
If you’re not happy with your social media profile photo, your executive headshot on your website, or you if don’t have a profile photo, please give me a call at 714.838.8262 and Blue Moon Photography will create one that you will be proud of.