Have you ever noticed online profiles that had information about a person, but no headshot? Or better yet, had a photo of an animal or object? How did this make you feel about their image?
Here are a few reasons it is so important to have a professional headshot:
First impressions– Having a professional headshot on your online profiles let’s first time viewers know that you mean business and are serious about your career. This simple step gives onlookers the perception you are valuable and committed.
Personal branding– Your online audience will associate your face with your brand before they do with your name. The truth is that we may forget an individual’s/company’s name, but not their face.
Credibility- Remember that many fictitious accounts are created online to promote products. Not providing a legitimate photo of you creates doubt.