Take a look at your head shot, is it a grainy image against a wall that a friend has taken for you? How does it compare to others on websites such as Linkedin? Does it stand out from the crowd?
Think about it from the perspective of a potential employer or client, it is said that we judge someone ‘in the blink of an eye’, since we only get the one chance to make a first impression would you say that your profile picture gives that impression of professionalism?
With the rapid growth of social media it becomes ever more important to set that all important first impression from potential clients and employers. A poor quality image may be better than no image at all but when you want to portray yourself as the professional you are a low quality image could let you down with your competition leaving you far behind. I’ve spoken to many people looking for a professional image that represents the real person behind the face, from Actors to CEOs, many stating the importance of how they want to keep their profile photograph up to date with a professional image as it is representative of their business or person.
You are the face of your business, make it a professional one.