The New Year is a time when many people set resolutions, and it may not surprise you to learn that “get a better job” is on the top of the list of most common goals people have for 2015. If you are in the same boat and this is the year you want to start building the career of your dreams, a great place to start is with professional headshots from the best Utah photographers at JayLynn Studios.
The Rise of Social Media in Recruiting
Virtually everything in the world today is online, including your resume and your job search. If you have social media profiles, chances are your future employers are looking at the these sites to determine whether you might be a good fit for their open positions.
One of the cardinal mistakes that many people make with their LinkedIn or Facebook profiles is to quickly search through some digital snapshots and find a photo where you look decent, but not great. Unfortunately that snapshot of you on a dinner date isn’t helping to boost your professionalism, and could actually be harming your chances of landing that next job.
Creating the Right Image
Rather than seeing headshots as a hassle or an unnecessary expense, job seekers in 2015 should view them as a great investment. These professional photos from a place like JayLynn Studios can help you project your best self to future employers.
Photographers don’t just have better equipment than your cellphone camera, they have the right lighting, backdrops, and an eye for artistic quality. Putting your best face forward means capturing your best angles—which are different for everyone, varying by gender, age, face shape, hair and skin color, and more. You may also want to consider scheduling professional hair and makeup so you can look your best in front of the camera.
Business Owners Should Have Headshots Too
Just like hiring managers often like to review a candidate’s profiles prior to an interview, many customers today are searching for your business online to learn more about the products and services you offer before they decide to do business with you. If you’ve got a grainy snapshot on your website from a vacation you took six years ago, many customers will have a harder time developing trust. Professional headshots help you project the best “face” for your business and build your brand as a trusted leader in your industry. Photographs taken by a professional photographer in Utah, with the right lighting and the appropriate backgrounds, can help you demonstrate your commitment to quality and customer service.
Before you hastily post that cellphone selfie from a few months ago or that blurry photo from a night out on the town, call JayLynn Studios to schedule a session for professional headshots in Salt Lake City and get the help of a great photographer. Your 2015 resolution to get a better job just might depend on it.