Now that social media has played such an essential role in promoting our professional abilities, having an impact-making headshot is more important than ever. Since every social media platform requires a profile image, your headshot will have a far-reaching web presence in addition to more traditional uses like the staff page of your organization’s website and publication in conference or speaking engagement–related materials.
We have been providing headshots that help brands grow for more than five years now, and our headshot clients range from actors and models to attorneys, CPAs, and tech CEOs. We aim to give them something better than just a profile photo in every instance. We want to know the “why” of your brand and help you target your ideal client with images that communicate who you are and what you care about.
5 Reasons Why You Need Professional Portraits
1. You’ll Look the Part.
If you want to be treated like a professional, you must look like a professional. Period.
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. And there are few things more appealing to a professional contact than that.
3. You’ll stand out from the crowd.
As important as a professional headshot is to landing a job, many adults still rely on the poor-quality cell phone photos they ask their friends to take. You’ll make recruiters, potential employers, and important contacts take a closer look if you’re sharing a high-res and visually pleasing photo.
4. 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 at that dream job.
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. Don’t waste it.