In a time when LinkedIn profiles and other social media platforms are taking over the professional world, we can establish that headshots are now more relevant than ever. As you may already know, an up to date headshot is your online image, and the first impression professional contacts will have when they visit your profile. On a previous blog post, we wrote about the importance of hiring a professional photographer, which you can read here. This time, we will focus on some of the benefits that having your headshot on your profiles can bring for your professional image and will show a few examples of headshots we have done for clients in the New York area.
Here are a few things a professional headshot says about you:
Conveying professionalism is a priority for you
A proper headshot will always make you seem professional; especially if you put in extra effort and make sure you look your best on the day of your session. It’s the online world, where people do make first impressions based on visuals. If you’re looking sharp in your photo, you’re already winning.
You take your career and professional networking seriously
Having a headshot not only shows your contacts that you take your business seriously enough to invest in a professional photo and display your best self, but also that you keep up with current trends by knowing the importance of having an updated professional profile.
You go above and beyond to stand out
The fact that you decided to go the extra mile to show a great picture on your social profiles instead of uploading a selfie will definitely make you stand out. Besides, headshots are the perfect opportunity to allow your personality and expertise to show, and your photographer will work with you to make sure your photo is unique and tells your story.