As working from home becomes the new normal, networking has become a completely online arena. Posting content to social media is an important way for brands to stay connected with their audience, and in the face of the pandemic, it’s pretty much the only way of directly communicating with potential employers. LinkedIn and Online Portfolios are essential for applicants to get their name out there and reach out for potential internships and jobs, so it’s vital to make sure the image you put across, is how you want companies to perceive you.
Why get a Social Media Headshot?
It proves yourself as a professional before you’ve even had an interview
Like an interview, your online profile on websites such as LinkedIn and The Dots is the first-way potential employers will be introduced to you and they’ll be drawn to your professionalism. If your profile photo shows you on an evening out, consuming alcohol, or dressed casually, for example in gym attire or a t-shirt and shorts, they’ll instantly be influenced over whether or not you’re the right fit for the position. A headshot showing you as the employee you aspire to instantly provide a good impression. Remember, if you’re applying for a position that requires you to be meeting clients and acting as a visual representation of the company, your social media headshot needs to represent this.
You’ll stand out from the crowd
Linkedin has over 722 million members so standing out from the crowd is more than just an impressive resume but also a photo that grabs a recruiter or employer’s attention. Between LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, we look at countless photos of friends, colleagues, family, and pets, scrolling through them because it’s the same old images. Making a small investment in a professional headshot can be what makes your profile eye-catching and memorable.
Headshots are the new Business Cards
Once upon a time landing a job and networking was about having the perfect business card and landing it in the right person’s hand. In the age of the digital world, the key to networking is a stellar online profile so we need a profile photo to match. There are thousands of people looking for the same job you are so getting off on the right foot with employers could be what gets you hired.
At A Love Tompkins Photography, we are dedicated to providing headshots that will help you achieve your career goals. Contact us now to book your session and take your social media to the next level!
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