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  • Writer's pictureRay Singh

Why is a professional headshot so important on LinkedIn?

In such a competitive job market with layoff's looming everywhere and people so uncertain about what is going on you can alway be one step ahead. A professional LinkedIn Headshot paired with a great resumed is one certain way to get you noticed.

I would like to share why a professional headshot on LinkedIn is important in this competitive market and how you can stand out.

LinkedIn headshots are important for several reasons:

  1. First impressions: Your LinkedIn profile picture is one of the first things people will see when they come across your profile. A professional headshot can help make a positive first impression, which can be crucial in establishing a professional relationship or landing a job opportunity. Something to think about - Do you dress well for a job interview or an important event? Do you dress to make a great first impression? People often create a perception on first impressions and this is one fundamental reason to look professional.

  2. Credibility: A professional headshot can help establish your credibility and expertise in your field. It can show that you take your professional image seriously and that you are committed to presenting yourself in a professional manner.

  3. Trustworthiness: A professional headshot can also help establish trust with potential employers or clients. It can help them feel more comfortable working with you and can increase their confidence in your abilities. People tend to do business with people who look trustworthy. This is the reality of the world we live in.

  4. Visibility: LinkedIn is a social network for professionals, and having a professional headshot can make you more visible to potential employers or clients. Your headshot will be displayed alongside your name in search results and in other areas of the site, making it easier for people to find you and connect with you. It also puts a name to a face.

Overall, a professional LinkedIn headshot is an important element of your online professional presence. It can help you make a positive first impression, establish your personal brand, build credibility and trust, and increase your visibility on the platform.

Your headshot is your "dress to impress" and it is the first thing someone will notice before reading further along.

When choosing a LinkedIn headshot photographer, it is important to look at their website portfolio. Images that are overexposed, without proper editing will never look great. Pricing is often an indicator on the type of photographer you are going to work with. This important decision will ultimately come down to your preference and budget.

One important point to consider: I spent $1299 on my phone and use it every day. You could say, I got my monies worth and I think I did, HOWEVER, my phone was worth 60 percent less within 3 months of purchasing it. Clients who invest in a headshot, whether they spend $500 or a $1000 dollars will often end up seeing a greater ROI.


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