You never want to make a bad first impression. Unfortunately, people will make judgement about you just by looking at your photo. It only takes about one-tenth of a second for someone to assess your photo and decide whether they trust you and want to work with you.
Your online appearance is critical. Potential clients are greeted with your online profile before they meet you. LinkedIn found that having a profile picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others, so it is for your benefit if you have a solid profile picture that accurately portrays who you are and lines well with your core competencies.
Not having a photo at all, having an outdated photo or one that is cropped are some of the biggest mistakes a business professional can make. Your professional headshot should reflect who you are and what you represent.
The Shift From Traditional To Modern
Nowadays, business professionals are leaving the suit and tie look at home and are trending towards a more business casual style. The dress for success has defiantly taken on a different look that now transcends into all aspects of their everyday life. Young business professionals are starting to move away from the traditional corporate headshot and towards something more creative and modern that tells their story in a different light.
We are now starting to see the typical solid color backdrop and 45-degree angle pose headshot fade away. We now live in a world where competition is everywhere, modern headshots will help give you an advantage to stand out.
Traditional and modern headshot are similar in the sense that you still look professional and are well dressed but with a modern headshot you are able to show more personality and individuality. Taken in natural settings with more spontaneous poses, these shots make it more appealing and relatable.
Contact Us Today
At Capitol Photo Headshots, we understand that your headshot is your virtual handshake. You do not want to take a second stab at a first impression. Call us today at 203-255-4002.