Your Profile Picture Is Crap!!
Once a month I run a thing on Linkedin where I offer free advice and free unbiased critiques on peoples profile photographs. It tends to be interesting.
Each month I receive over 50,000 views on these posts with comments and InMails from all over the world.
More often than not the images are either like the one above, poorly or moderately lit selfies, which look like giant heads with disingenuous smiles, or of people cropped from other photographs within groups or on stage speaking.
So what does this say about you?
Your image is the first time prospective clients and employers meet you. It is the first time they see your face and interact with you. Just in the same way they would meeting for an interview, they look at your image to form the first impression.
Why should you spend money on a headshot?
Just look at the picture above, now look at your own Linkedin photograph and consider the impression it gives to prospective clients or employers.
Investing in your headshot means investing in your first impression. It shows you take yourself seriously and are willing to invest in your career.
If you had a choice to buy electronic goods from two vendors, one from the back of a van and the other from a store. You are most likely to go to the store, where you get a receipt, a guarantee and the assurance that if anything goes wrong. You know they will still be there when you return.
Embrace Your Face.
Find a good headshot photographer in your area on HeadshotCrew
Study their work and make sure you like what and how they do it.