If you are looking for a new job at the moment, you will be well aware that you are not alone. This is not an easy time for anyone out of work. So it’s important to give yourself the best chance: psychologically and practically. Let me explain.
A professional photograph does more than just show a prospective employer you mean business. It shows that you understand the importance of image. It shows you can present yourself well. It speaks volumes without saying a word.
But can I suggest that a professional photograph can do a great deal more than that? It can make you feel good about yourself.
When we see a terrific photograph of ourselves, we immediately feel better. No matter how bad we feel any other time, that photo is a reminder of how good we can look, and how good we can feel. A great photograph is a real psychological boost. That’s why so many people have their wedding photographs on display – it isn’t only a reminder of an important day – it’s also a reminder of how good they looked.
When we see a great photograph of ourselves we immediately see a positive mental image of ourselves – which immediately translates into positive interactions with others.
I earn my living by making people look good. As a happy by-product I also make them feel good about themselves. How lucky am I?
Let your personality shine through when you send off your CV – and see what a difference it makes. I’m betting it will make you look and feel terrific.