Seriously? A cropped photo is good enough for professional use?
😨 The results of my recent poll are surprising and perplexing.
The question I asked is...
'How do you currently handle employee headshots in remote locations (i.e., multiple or home offices)?'
Responses were jarring for many reasons. Check this out:
🤓 38% Selfies 😉 28% Studio or on-location 😊 11% :-[ Virtual (not surprising, it's an emerging option) 🥳️ 23% Cropped from another photo
The fact that very few of the respondents have professional headshots on LinkedIn was shocking.
I know. I checked every one of the respondents to see if their answers matched up to their headshot quality.
Selfies and cropped headshots from a party or reunion DO NOT work for those who want to project a professional image.
I wonder if an individual who has posted a selfie or cropped photo thinks the viewer can't tell it isn't a professional portrait.
The point of this article is...
On-location and studio present the image of someone credible and professional... ...ditto Virtual headshots.
Virtual sessions work particularly for those who cannot attend a studio shoot or are hunkered down for the latest pandemic surge.
Get your headshot updated on location, in a studio or at a virtual photography session...you won't be sorry.