Why You Need Professional Headshots

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Why You Need Professional Headshots - Jan 31, 2023
Why You Need Professional Headshots - Jan 31, 2023

Professional headshots aren't just for top execs anymore. Everyone needs one. Now that social media has taken on such an important role in promoting our professional abilities, having a headshot that makes an impact is more important than ever. With a great headshot your professionalism and unique personality will shine through, opening doors for new opportunities and new business. Here are 5 reasons why you should update your headshot this year.

1.     You’ll look the part- Just like actors want headshots that convey the types of roles they submit for, you want a headshot that makes you look every bit the professional you are. A professional photographer who specializes in headshots can help guide you into getting the look you want to project.

2.     You take yourself seriously- Making a financial investment shows that you take yourself and your career seriously.

3.     You’ll stand out from the crowd- Many still rely on a phone photo.. or a photo that was taken years ago. Having a high resolution photo that is visually pleasing will make recruiters, potential employers and important contacts take a closer look. A professional photographer who has built the skills and experience can make the most of your photos.

4.     You’ll be memorable – People tend to remember two extremes. Great photos and bad photos. You don't want to be remembered for the trainwreck. Having a great professional photo helps people to put a face to a name and allows for an immediate connection when you meet in person for the first time.

5.     This could be your only shot- In this fast paced digital world, contacts are usually too busy to read more than a few lines of your resume. Without a headshot that stands out, you may not get that far. A good headshot is your best chance to make an instant and positive first impression. Don’t waste it!


6. Uniform Greatness -  For companies that have their staff pictures online, having photos that have a uniform look and feel can pull together your headshots into a cohesive whole, adding to the polish of professionalism.

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