Why Corporate Headshots?
Have you ever met someone that you instantly either liked, or disliked?
Perhaps you knew why you felt that way about them, or perhaps you didn’t, but most people are prone to generating “first impressions” of other people in just 1/8th of a single second. These first impressions can have dramatic impact on who they hire, buy from, and otherwise listen to.
These days, most first impressions start online.
Hiring managers use LinkedIn to screen applicants. Potential clients use company website to research vendors. Investors use the company About Us page to learn about company executives.
A great corporate headshot is critical for making a good first impression with these people – and so can have a major impact on your career or company.
What Are Corporate Headshots?
Corporate headshots are a type of business portrait photo typically used for company websites, business cards, press releases, and LinkedIn profiles. For your average professional, the most popular place for corporate headshots is on their LinkedIn profile.
But, if you’re a CEO or company executive, you’ll likely also use these headshots on a wide range of materials.
These business headshots focus on showcasing the subject’s professionalism, friendliness, and competence. A great headshot is the perfect first step for building an awesome personal brand that helps you get hired faster, improves your sales numbers, or attracts investors to your company.
What Do I Wear for Corporate Headshots?
It depends on your personality, industry and where the photos will be placed!
For more conservative industries like law and finance, we recommend the standard suit-and-tie, or female equivalent.
Otherwise, the best rule-of-thumb is to take a look around LinkedIn to see how peers and senior executives in your industry are dressed. Make sure to pay closer attention to people who are successful vs whomever is in your immediate network.
Remember, dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you’re still not sure, then ask us! We’re always happy to provide guidance.