Do I really need Corporate Headshots of myself now? Or is it a MUST in this climate?
If you are a big fan of Game Of Thrones, you know the winter is not just coming, it is here and the white walkers are just on the north wall. Oh, it’s the economic winter that we are talking about in early 2019.
In the second half of 2019, we had seen the 18000 jobs being slashed in Deutsche Bank worldwide, then Barclays, the HSBC and other banks follow suit, and government stats saying that unemployment rate is on the rise.
Recently, in Feb 2020, HSBC is signaling another 35,000 job cuts worldwide soon. The Covid-19 situation is evolving everyday since late Jan 2020 and its unpredictability in all fronts is getting on everybody’s nerves (both employers and employees).
Yes bad news upon bad news and what is coming is everyone’s guess. However, winter is great for those who are ready for them. We cannot control whats beyond our control but we can certainly do our part to control what we can for ourselves and others.
It is the time to sharpen the business operations, updating SOPs, updating websites, strengthening staff training, and doing the things that most people won’t have the time to do during busy times.
Maybe you’re a fresh graduate and about to step into the working world, not sure what or how you are going to get to that job yet. Have you prepared your photo for your CV to compete with experienced workers?
Perhaps your company had been looking to update the website to show images of your team, so potential clients can put a face to a name to make you relatable. Or even the company could want to be more active on LinkedIn and need professional profile shots of key members in the company.
It is said that a picture tells a thousand words and it is the first impression of you of whether you are given the opportunity for the interview. Do you have your professional headshot for your fighting chance?
Still unsure? We’re here to help!
Have You Been Doing This?
Our experience shows that majority of people haven’t been looking for work in the past 2-3 years, and the last time they have their corporate images taken were from 4-6 years ago.
Have you been using an old photo of yourself? Or maybe been cropping a group photo to just your face? Or have you been using your selfie images?
If you have been doing these, it’s a sign you need to do a corporate headshots for yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with these images on a personal level, but your photos should represent the kind of person you are and still be taken seriously and professionally. Stand out from the rest, a professionally done corporate headshot is a much needed tool in today’s tough job market.
Why Do I Need Corporate Headshots For?
Even if you’re not looking for new jobs, it’s always important to be earlier prepared. You may never know the importance of it till you need it urgently. It’s important to have a professional headshot of you because a photo speaks a thousand words more quickly than what’s written on your resume. It’s the first impression.
2. It’s been requested by your current company
Your company may want to build a brand image with the help of consistent images of the team on the company’s website, brochures, announcements, annual reports or even for company events.
3. Be searchable on LinkedIn
You can decide on the vibe you’d like to give out, professional yet approachable, professional yet casual, fun or however you need it to be! But still being taken seriously with a professional photo, and not a pixelated image from your phone.
When you’re out for work events or even if you’ve bumped into a stranger who is from a company you’d be open to get to know with, a business card will definitely come in handy! Business cards are great for you to easily be contacted. Nowadays, there’s even digital business cards, so a professional headshot is important to put a face to your contact details.
5. Personal Branding
If you’ve started your own business, you need to ensure your targeted audience understand your visions as a company through a congruent style that reflects that. This applies to your personal headshots as well!
6. Personal Images for Social Medias
Be it Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Tik Tok and all the other social media platforms these days, we need a professional photo taken of us to encapsulate the kind of person we are out there!
This is the time where you need to stand out, a normal passport photo picture of yourself is not going to cut it where there are more people fighting for the job that you are after, the attention of your prospects when they are deciding between you and your competitor.
Invest in a few professional headshots of yourself, and simply enjoy the shoot experience while we do the rest. A simple photo can help to even boost your confidence in yourself and the skills you present. Be proud of yourself, you’ve come a long way!
If you think this is what you need to give yourself a push further in the job market or for job security, just drop us an email for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 and we’ll get back to you the soonest.