Your Image is Everything…

Your Image is Everything… 900 600 Kari Switala

UnknownGuest Blogger: Dan Iverson, Anthologie

Image is everything. You wouldn’t send your résumé in to a potential employer scrawled out on notebook paper, would you? Of course not. You want to look your best – to be taken seriously. However, many people forget to add this same level of professionalism to their online résumés, specifically when it comes to profile pictures.

Putting your best face forward with a great picture that shows you’re serious about your career can speak volumes to prospective clients, colleagues and business associates. Take that image one step further with a photo that not only shows what you look like, but also showcases your personality and you’ll really stand out from the crowd.

Now you have a chance to stand out, and at an amazing value! Join us from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24th at Rasmussen Business College — Bloomington Campus for our head shot mini session event, immediately following Kari’s LinkedIn Workshop (of which, I highly recommend attending). For only $50 you’ll receive 2 unique images to spruce up your business profile online and in print applications (regular price $150).

Click here to learn more about Kari’s event and the mini-headshot sessions available!

Dress for success

We aim to capture your personality with your portrait so it’s important for you to dress in a manner that speaks to who you are and your intended career path. Remember, with business photography, you want to dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. Think about the image you want to project to others and dress accordingly.

• Jackets and coats that are crisp and fitted photograph the best

• Dressing in layers is always a great option for multiple looks

• Solid colors rather than busy patterns add an air of sophistication

• Dark and neutral colors are great for outerwear

• Avoid vibrant colors with shirts unless that’s a part of who you are

• Guys, bring a tie. Ladies, add a scarf. You can always take it off if it’s too formal.

• What’s slimming? Simple, solids, darks, vertical lines and single-breasted suits

It may sound silly, but it’s not a bad idea to practice your smile in a mirror before your session. You may find that your “posed smile” makes you look less approachable. Don’t worry, Anthologie photographer Dan Iverson is a pro at making you relaxed and at ease being yourself in front of the camera.

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