When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile pic? Have you updated your professional resume or bio to include your headshot?
If your answer to these questions was "I don't know" or "More than a year ago," it's time to consider a refresh.
Not convinced? Consider these:
- A professional headshot makes you look legit. Remember the saying "dress for the job you want, not the job you have"? The same applies to your headshot. A professional headshot signals to future employers and clients that you're serious about your business. Save the selfies for the gram.
- If it's been a few years since your last headshot, you probably look a bit different or have different goals. Do you style your hair differently? Are you in a completely new industry with new norms for what "professional" looks like? Keeping your profiles and resumes up to date ensures you'll be ready for any opportunity.
- When you look good, you feel good! Of course looking good isn’t (and shouldn’t) be the only way to feel good. But let's face it, we're all a bit vain 😜. If you're putting yourself out there on the hunt for a new gig or trying to land new clients, give yourself a confidence boost with a great headshot.
Don't underestimate the value of your personal brand. There's only ONE of YOU. Put your best face forward!