Why do you need professional headshots with image of professional in Union Station Washington DC taken by Rebecca of NOVA Portraits

Let’s talk about professional headshots and why you need them.  Back in the day only corporate big shots needed to have professional headshots.  That’s because they were only used in bios for companies or for print ads in newspapers.  Well all that has changed with the introduction of social media.  Here are 3 reasons that you should get professional headshots done at least every other year if not once a year.

Update Your Social Media Bios

This is an obvious one but it is the most important one in this day and age.  Our presence on social media sites like LinkedIn, Instagram, and yes even Facebook tell people a lot about us.  When you look for a new job, they are looking at your social media to see if you are a good fit.  Whenever you are looking for a job it is a good idea to change your bio pic to a professional headshot because it is honestly the first thing they look at.  Sure you can change it back to the photo of you having fun with your people after you land the job, but having that professional looking shot of you will put you ahead of other candidates and send a great first impression to your future employer.

Professional headshot done at Union Station Washington DC by Rebecca McGonigle

Professional Look For Company Website Bios

These days all companies have an online presence and oftentimes they will put up headshots of their employees on their websites.  Do you want that to be an iphone picture you hastily took in front of the brick wall (you know what I am talking about!)?  No, you want this to be a photo of you looking your best, dressed your best, and exuding confidence.  A professional headshot can say without words who you are and what you are about.  It’s also going to be all over google when you are searched, what do you want that image to be?

Professional Headshot of a man taken by Rebecca McGonigle of NOVA Portraits

Rebranding for Career Changes

Another great reason to schedule professional headshots is if you are rebranding yourself or taking on a career change.  These can both be very exciting and scary at the same time.  Deciding to invest in yourself with a headshot session is the perfect thing to let people know who you are and where you are going.  It can also give you the confidence boost you need to keep the fear of change at bay.  

Professional branding image of woman in a kitchen in Northern Virginia

There you have it.  Are you ready to book your headshots?

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