I know that there are a lots of college graduates are missing out on their graduation and thinking about finding a job during the COVID-19 pandemic. I had the privileged of being a guess speaker at Berkeley College in Paramus via Zoom earlier this month and I thought to share these tips with you.
Why do you need a professional picture for your LinkedIn profile and not a selfie or a cropped picture of you at a party? Your LinkedIn profile is your first impression when someone lands on your profile and wants to get to know more about you. You want to make the right impression and you want to build your personal brand with a professional headshot.
Here are the 5 tips:
Tip #1: Choose Your Background.
Decide if you want a plain background (white or light colored wall) or outdoor.
Tip #2: Choose Your Outfit.
Select an outfit that fits and makes you feel good. For men, I recommend suit and tie. For women, I recommend business attire or business casual outfit. A little color is alright.
Tip #3: Choose Someone.
Ask someone in your household to take your headshot or use a tripod, then set the timer on your camera.
Tip #4: Choose Your Camera.
I always recommend a DSLR but a point and shoot camera or your cell phone would work.
Tip #5: Edit Picture.
I found some free photo editing software for your computer and for your phone. Click on the links to see the full list.
Here's an example of a headshot that I did at home. My husband used my DSLR and took this picture in our dining room with a beige wall. I did some editing to it using Lightroom and Photoshop. There are plenty of free editing software out there to achieve this too! You got this!
I hope these tips help! If you would like to watch a replay of How to Take Your Own Headshot webinar, click HERE.
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