“Why is it so important to have professional headshots anyways?”
This question is asked too often in this digital age. LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are all great sites for connecting with people. However, in 2019 these double as tools for success in the professional world. When considering a profile picture for these sites, many people think it is fine to simply take a selfie then and there and use it. Wrong. While there is nothing wrong with a selfie for your feed, it does not convey the same meaning for your profile photo. For many potential bosses or clients, your profile picture is the first impression you make. Considering that you want to make an amazing first impression, you’re going to want an even more amazing profile picture. Headshots prove to a future business partner that you are professional and take yourself seriously. Anyone can take a selfie, but not everyone takes their job seriously enough to have professional headshots. The immediate impression that a studio headshot makes is that you are an absolute professional.
Another reason you should consider headshots is that because you have come off professionally, people will respect you more than they may have before. When someone sees that you are willing to put effort into your appearance and your company, they are going to respect your work ethic. Conversation will begin respectfully and professionally from the beginning, making communication much smoother. Without this added level of professionalism, the conversation may begin friendly and unable to attain a certain level of business. In conclusion- next time you are trying to decide between a selfie or a vacation pic; consider having professional headshots taken of you instead.