You know that more and more companies are recruiting employees directly through LinkedIn. So you want to be sure you are putting your best foot forward online. And you invest time into putting together a perfect LinkedIn profile, carefully listing your skills and curating your connections. However, you might not know that the most important part of your LinkedIn profile isn’t your education or even your experience – it’s your professional headshot.
According to the Undercover Recruiter,
“Employers spend an average of 6 seconds looking at a LinkedIn profile and 19% of that time is spent looking at the user’s profile picture. Research suggests that it only takes 1/10 of a second for someone to form an impression about you. So make sure it’s a good one!”Sophie Deering – “What Does Your Profile Picture Tell Employers?”
Don’t blow your first impression! Use a professional headshot for LinkedIn. A lot of people don’t put any thought into their LinkedIn photo and just use their latest selfie. So on a website that 93% of recruiters are visiting, you can easily stand out, just by taking your profile photo seriously.
Furthermore, you should be intentional about your image, and use a headshot that conveys you as competent, engaging and influential. The investment you make in a professional photo session can pay off through an increase in job opportunities.
So if you live in the Boston area and want an experienced photographer who knows how to help you make a stellar first impression, please contact me. I would love to talk to you about how we can improve your image.