One of the things I brought with me when I migrated to NZ was a copy of my very first CV. It was printed using a dot matrix printer and the formatting was fairly simple - bold letters when needed, indentation, and lines to separate segments to name a few. There was no need for a graphic artist to spruce up the design nor was there a need for a photo. Fast forward nearly 3 decades later, CVs have become both a science and an art form in order to stand out from the crowd. LinkedIn has been at the forefront of using its professional platform to help people get noticed by prospective employers.
Our client shown below is one of the people who want to start things right when it comes to her professional life. Her sister who was then a new graduate like her a few years ago had her headshot done with us. With their mother's prompting, she came to us for the same purpose: a professional profile photo to be used for her CV and LinkedIn. The goal was to show an honest profile photo that is consistent with her personality and enthusiasm for her first job. The result is below.
The words on one's CV communicate an idea to its recipient. What supports all this information is a headshot profile photo that gives the viewers assurance that this is the same person talking on the CV. Furthermore, the headshot profile photo is a precursor to that very important first meeting which starts with a handshake. The person they are shaking hands with are one and the same as the person on the photo. That, then, is the perfect start as the job interview progresses.