It’s a new year and new you. If you’re looking to change jobs then your first item might be your CV, but you know that’s not enough. Employers are either asking for or expecting professional headshots, headshots you can now get in London or Surrey.
Research suggests that up to 90% of human resources departments look at your social media profiles, especially LinkedIn and Facebook, before inviting a candidate in for an interview.
In your CV you may have the skills required, but that is only half your story. Recruitment Departments are looking to see if you’ll fit in with their current team. Hiring an individual is a big risk for any employer, they want to make sure you’re suitable in addition to being capable .
When it comes to marketing yourself, you have to look the most professional. Headshots are the first thing that potential employers are going to see of you. Your recruitment via professional networking sites such as LinkedIn increase exponentially with headshots that looks as professional as you.
Profiles get more clicks if it has professional headshots than ones with selfie, and if you have no picture at all, then you’re just words on a page. Investing in professional headshots is in investment in yourself and your future.
Opinions are formed visually first. Just as your CV needs to look professional, so does your headshot. If your CV is poorly laid out it will not be read, same it true of your profile picture.
If you’re still not convinced that you need a professional head shot, then go to LinkedIn and scroll through the faces you know, see which pictures your eyes are drawn to and then see if those were professional or not.
Yes you make have looked great at your cousin’s wedding, but you’re not being hired as a guest, you’re being hired to do a job.
Does your profile picture represent the best of you?