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Why get a professional headshot?

Better than a selfie

According to Forbes.com your LinkedIn photo plays the biggest role in determining whether you land a job. Whether we like it or not, a lot of people still judge a book by its cover, and with LinkedIn the cover is your headshot. Studies have shown that it takes as little as one tenth of a second for people to form an impression of someone from their face (Psychologicalscience.org).

So to put your best ‘face’ forward you should spend some time and effort into getting the best shot of yourself you can. The best way to do this is by using a professional. 

Your headshot forms a large part of your digital identity and ‘personal brand’.  A professional photographer can help you to feel relaxed and ‘act natural’. They know how to use lighting to give you the most flattering look, without harsh shadows. They also know the best angles to position your body and face to enhance your image, to make you look confident and professional, something that is difficult to do yourself.

Investing in a professional headshot is an investment into your working future.

For more see:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2016/12/03/why-your-linkedin-picture-plays-the-biggest-role-in-determining-whether-you-land-a-job/#15c627ad7f58

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/how-many-seconds-to-a-first-impression

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