Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in profile photography. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
Profile photography is the same as a headshot session. Any website that requires a profile almost always requires a profile photo. Is your headshot current or has it been a few years? Have you lost weight or changed your hair? If so, it’s probably time for a new headshot. When people meet you “in real life” and you don’t look like your profile photo, they become confused. They might wonder if they have the right person or if they messed that up somehow. Having a current, professional headshot goes a long way toward presenting yourself as confident, competent, and trustworthy. If you’re looking for a job, this is especially important. Make sure your LinkedIn profile photo is professional! Check out what Executive Career Brand says about skipping the LinkedIn profile photo.
Why NOT having a LinkedIn photo is NOT a good idea:
You can be perceived as not understanding how to use LinkedIn. It can make you seem out-of-touch with current technology and trends. You can appear to be technically incapable of loading on a photo.
“Fake” LinkedIn profiles do exist. Those without photos may be perceived as not belonging to real people.
Lack of a photo keeps your profile from being complete. Profiles that ARE complete are more likely to show up higher in search results, giving them an advantage over “incomplete” profiles.
LinkedIn research indicates that profiles with photos are much more likely to be viewed than those without photos.
If you have no photo, get an interview sight-unseen, show up for the interview, and experience discrimination based on your appearance and/or ethnic background, you’ve just wasted your time and faced an unnecessary rejection, which is always hard to take.
Here are a few recent examples of headshots from my studio. I have a couple of different options for headshot sessions – contact me to find out which one is right for you!
Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!