A picture is worth more than a thousand words...What does your profile picture say about you?

It takes 40 milliseconds to make a first impression...How important is your profile picture for YOU?

Every day we’re bombarded with images, from social media to advertising on public transport, billboards, and magazines. With a glance, I can guarantee that you’ve already assumed something about the person in the picture. It takes only 40 milliseconds for you to register this image and make an assumption. Think about this when you are updating your CV or Linkedin profile...does your profile picture advertise you in the way you want to people to see you? 

 

Did you know that:

  • 1.8 billion images are uploaded every day?

  • We see around 5,000 ads per day?

  • Social media users who include a photo receive 21 times more profile views than users without one?

  • Profiles with photos are 36 times more likely to receive messages?

  • Linkedin profiles with a professional headshot receive 14 times more views?


In 40 milliseconds, we've already made assumptions about a person based on their profile photo. That's less than one-half of one-tenth of a second. 

It’s not only the professionalism of the photo, but it’s also the stance, the pose, your clothing, even your facial expression. It can seem overwhelming to consider all these aspects.

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Hiring a professional photographer to take your profile photo is no longer considered a luxury but a necessity to help you stand out from the crowd. A professional can help guide you, bring out the best in you, and showcase this in your profile photo.

A selfie or cropping a portrait from a group photo is no longer good enough when it comes to self-advertisement. If you want to be noticed then now is the time to invest in yourself...whether for your Tinder or Linkedin profile 😉

Where does your profile picture stand in all the white noise of images out there?


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