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WHY Professional Profile pictures are important

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

Take a moment to think about the PURPOSE of the online profile picture before you change yours.

Your profile picture help other people to identify you, and it is also a visual way to express yourself and to help others to develop the right impression of you.

“How often do you update your profile picture ... or is the question rather when last did you update your profile picture?”

Your professional headshot is a perfect opportunity to tell your story and to allow your personality and expertise to shine through.


A very important thing to keep in mind is that your headshot or profile should align with your personal brand, whether it is personal, professional or both.

Here are F I V E benefits of getting a professional headshot or profile.

  • Your introduction and a positive first impression. Social media platforms are hunting grounds for recruiters and also an excellent platform for connecting with people around the world.

  • Your headshot tells your story. Reminds me of the saying...a picture is worth a thousand words.

  • Branding - your professional headshot should be representative of the visual style and persona you want to reflect and is should be seen as part of your branding.

  • Always have a recent professional headshot ready for those unexpected "lime light" moments. Having a high quality headshot ready to send at a moments notice, shows that you think ahead and represents who you are and your personality.

  • Worthwhile investment in your future for sure! It infuses confidence in your professional capabilities. You will be viewed as strong and put together

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