People always ask “What’s the catch?” when I’m shooting complimentary headshots for job seekers at local events in the valley. There is no catch! – It just feels good to give back to the community.
I provide complimentary headshots to unemployed job seekers because I’ve seen firsthand how my work has positively impacted so many careers. I want to be a driving force in helping put people back to work.
Helping people see themselves in a better light is oftentimes the boost of confidence needed to crush that interview, get that promotion, or hit sales goals. If I can be that catalyst, I am fulfilling my mission.
In a recent LinkedIn survey, over 200 HR professionals, business owners, and hiring managers were asked questions related to LinkedIn profile images. The results were somewhat alarming…
79% of respondents said that a candidate’s LinkedIn headshot helps them get to know a person better.
70% of those surveyed admitted that they overlook candidates without LinkedIn profile pictures.
96% of respondents rank LinkedIn profiles with professional headshots higher than those without.
A headshot is more than a picture. It’s a crucial element in the hiring process, and more important than many people think.
In the same survey, 82% agreed that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. However, 71% also admitted to rejecting a candidate solely based on their profile picture. Think about that for a second…
With 232,000 unemployed people in Ohio alone, I look to partner with employment agencies and non-profits in Ohio & PA to provide complimentary headshots to unemployed job seekers to help put people to work.
You can help by sharing this page and spreading the word to your connections.
If you’re an employment agency, non-profit, or business that would like to work with me to help others, please get in touch. There is no cost to participate in the program.
I’ll set up my mobile headshot studio at your office, job fair, or tradeshow booth to provide complimentary headshots to unemployed job seekers.