Why a Business Portrait is Vital to Your Image
By Sheila Anderson, Image Power Play
If I Googled all your social media accounts, what profile picture would I find of you? Is it a selfie or a professional portrait? Is it current or one from five years ago? If you want to be taken seriously in the business world, it is vital your profile picture and your business portrait reflect the true essence of who you are and what you look like today. In today’s world, our first impression of someone may not be face-to-face, but rather what we find about them on the internet. This is one aspect of your image you need to be aware of and one that you can control by always being mindful of what you post, including your profile picture. The first thing we look for when we search for someone online is what do they look like. Can I find a picture of them? As stated in my previous articles, we make snap judgments about a person simply by their appearance, and in this case, by what photograph they are using as their profile picture. We judge if they look trustworthy and credible, if they look professional, influential, and even if they appear likable.