Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots. Tara can help with Job Search 101: Polish Your Resume and Get a Headshot. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
Job Search 101: Polish Your Resume and Get a Headshot
“In recent studies, up to 90% of human resources people say they check out social media profiles, especially LinkedIn and Facebook, before inviting a candidate in for an interview. This means the wrong headshot can kill your chances of even talking on the phone stone-dead. Is your headshot killing your opportunities for job offers before you even get the opportunity to interview?” ~Martin Yate, CPC, author of Knock ’em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World
We live in a digital world full of pictures. So the job search is one of the factors of life that has also been altered by the digital age. If you are beginning a job search, you naturally think about updating the resume. You’ll want to include all of the experience that you’ve had since your last job search. You want it to be current. The same is true for your headshot. If recruiters are looking at your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, they should see a professional representation of you. Not the selfie from the weekend’s boating trip, as fun as that was. LinkedIn is a professional network and your headshot should be professional.
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Headshots for Laurie
Laurie requested a headshot session for her job search. She needed an updated headshot. We had such a great session – we chatted and talked about kids and college in between shots! We are all connected in some way and I love that my job allows me to find connections with people. Everyone is on a journey and our experiences reflect the ups, downs, trials, and successes. Laurie’s dark blue suit is a perfect match for the blue-grey background and natural light setup. We took a number of shots with other backgrounds, lighting, and wardrobe options. She ultimately chose these final images for her headshots. I love that she is relaxed, professional, and friendly for her new job search headshots. All my best, Laurie, in whatever comes next for you.
Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!