The Importance of a Professional Headshot
I'd like to take this opportunity to find out a little bit more about you, the readers, so how about a contest to warm things up? Two years ago, I jumped into the world of business with both feet first, and I can confidently say that I had no idea what I was doing. One thing I learned very quickly is the importance of a professional headshot.
So what if you aren't an actor? You'll need to make a great impression on your future boss whether you like it or not. As of May 2012, LinkedIn reported 175 million active users. As the world's largest "professional" social network, LinkedIn allows you to network with companies from the bottom up. If your profile photo is a cropped image of you in your shorts with a beer, chances are pretty slim that you'll make the right impression on the suits at the law firm.
Okay, okay... You probably wouldn't be reading this if that was the job you were looking for, but a professional photo is still important nonetheless. A high-quality photo seems to trick people into thinking that the subject is actually better than it may or may not be.
So, let's get down to business, shall we? I want to give away a high-quality, professional-looking headshot photo shoot for free! All that I need from you is this:
- The name of your business (or, if you're in the market for a new job, your ideal profession)
- What type of job it is
- Why a new headshot would benefit you and your business
That's it! I want to help you, but I need to know how first. Are you interested in a free headshot? Leave me your responses in the comments below or on the corresponding Facebook post.
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