First impressions matter. No matter what anyone tells you, it is important to create a strong first impression when you are applying for a job. With the right headshots NYC professionals are able to find a suitable job for themselves in lesser time.
This is mostly because your photo helps hiring teams analyze your confidence, your personality, and the way you carry yourself. These things can be crucial in many jobs, especially where you are required to face the customer directly.
So how do you prepare for the perfect headshot before you start looking for jobs?
1. Good hair and makeup
Corporate headshots in NYC and in most parts of the world are used for a variety of reasons. Your headshots will be used on your company website if you win an award, on your company’s social media platform if they showcase employees, and on your business profiles, including LinkedIn. Making sure that you look good will be important because these photos stick around for a long time.
So, take the time to get your hair done especially if you have hair that cannot easily be managed. We recommend simple makeup that gives you a natural look. If you can have your makeup done professionally then it is always a good idea to visit a professional makeup artist before getting your headshot.
2. Take time to choose your clothes
What you wear has a strong impact on your personality in the photo. The classic blue shirt, red tie approach works well for men. For women, solids are always more suitable than prints. Blacks and browns work well, but we have also photographed women in pastels. Avoid short sleeves because your photos may get cropped, and the tops of your arms may look odd in the photos.
Pick your clothes in advance and make sure they are crisp and clean. Unwanted wrinkles can make good New York headshots look bad. It is also advisable to wear minimal jewelry and avoid clothes with distractions like ruffles or rhinestones.
3. Practice your session in front of a mirror
Before we take professional headshots in NYC, we often ask our clients to practice for a few minutes in front of the mirror. This makes them more comfortable before the camera and also helps them understand what poses work for them.
4. Trust your headshot photographers
As a headshot photographer NYC agency, every now and then we come across clients who get frustrated quickly as we try to work with small details like the slight tilt of your head or clicking the photo at an angle that does not highlight features like double chins. Trust your photographer and work with them to complete the shoot in time and without any frustrations.
Professional headshots in NYC can help you get the attention of hiring teams, so you can be shortlisted for job applications easily and look good on your business profile with your company and on social media platforms like LinkedIn. We help you rise above the noise and get yourself noticed with the help of good headshots.