There are many reasons to get a new headshot. It is your digital handshake in a world where handshakes are not really allowed these days.
If you are meeting a new client for the first time it puts thematic ease knowing what you look like before they meet you in person. If you are talking to a client on the phone then they may want to check out your headshot on the company website so they can put a name to the voice. A headshot makes many impersonal moments, more personal.
Anyone who maybe looking for a change of career or even just a change of job environment has to have a pristine resume these days. Many online recruitment websites ask for very specific information and it is collected in a uniformed manner to make it easy for employers to look through and compare skills and experience.
The only problem with that is that it takes away a person's creativity to show off something about themself personally. Your only chance to stand out from the next person who has very similar education and experience is with your headshot photo you uploaded with your application.
A professional headshot gets you noticed more than a selfie. Research shows that a good professional headshot will actually get 5 times more attention than a poor headshot or selfie. After all, you are applying for a professional position, with a professional company who want someone who puts time and effort in to their application. It says something positive about you as a person.
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