The Wall Street Journal reports that “LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that don’t, according to company stats. Without a photo, you’ll be more likely miss out on a job rather than land one.”
What impression do you want to leave with a potential employer? Your profile image IS a reflection of you. Make it the professional, polished you that you would present at an interview or a meeting.
Last week I photographed Raymond, a transitioning Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Ray needed a headshot for his LinkedIn profile as he is currently looking for a new career. As soon as I delivered his headshot, he uploaded to his social media profile to aid him with his job search. Rays chances of being found by a job recruiter are now much higher with his headshot visible on his social media profile page.
Bottom Line, a professional profile page without a great headshot of you may harm your chances of landing that next job. So don't skip it!
Do you need your headshot updated for your business? If so, contact me at 843.338.0843 I can help you with a GREAT NEW image too! I am a Hilton Head Photographer with a headshot studio location in Downtown Bluffton. When needed, I can bring the studio to you. Please call for more info on services.