Why you need a headshot?
Why do you need a headshot?
1. You’ll Look the Part
It conveys your professionalism. If you look professional, potential clients, investors, collaborators, etc. that don’t know you personally are going to be more likely to agree to that first meeting.
2. It Will Help You Take Yourself Seriously
Making a (small) financial investment in a professional photo shows that you take yourself and your career seriously.
3. You’ll Stay Top of Mind
By including a memorable professional photo on your social media accounts, you allow people to put a face to a name, meaning you are more likely to stay top-of-mind to the important people who look you up, whether before or after you meet.
5. This Is Your Only Shot
Pun intended. In this fast-paced, digital world, contacts are often too busy to read more than a few lines of your resume. A good headshot is your best chance to make an instant (and positive) first impression.
LinkedIn profiles with a professional headshot get 31 times more profile views
A professional image will enhance your website by giving it a more professional look.
It adds a personal touch to your business
A good headshot gives people an idea of your personality before they meet you. A smile portrays approachability. A serious look portrays determination. Make your expression match your personality. I smile in mine!
It reminds business contacts who you are if they met you in passing at a conference or business function. This little cue makes it more likely they will accept your “friend” or “follow” request.
A current headshot gives people an idea of what you look like now. It sends a message of authenticity.
It supports and enhances the skills and experience on your LinkedIn profile, making you stand out from the rest. One hint specific to LinkedIn is to look to the left so you are literally looking at your profile.
Where can headshots be used?
Social profiles – LinkedIn profiles, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Websites, Intranet or Blogs
Online PR and Press publications