In this day and age, it’s a competitive job market, especially in rapidly growing cities like Nashville. I remember growing up as a teen looking for a part-time after school job, and asking a gas station manager for a job filling peoples’ tanks and checking their oil, etc. He said they weren’t hiring, but he gave me some tips that stuck with me. At the time, I never considered what employers look for in headshots, but more rather how to get hired. Today, headshots are part of that process.
I remember him telling me that he looks for punctuality, neat appearance, work ethic, and eagerness without desperation. Applying for jobs with a professional headshot shows effort. What employers look for in headshots are faces that would proudly represent their company, and a lot of it is the effort of doing so. If a candidate shows up with a bathroom selfie or iPhone snap, how seriously do they take the opportunity? My headshot services in Nashville start at just $100.00, so there’s not much reason not to.
Most corporate jobs want in studio headshots, and sometimes in office. Outdoor headshots are nice, but are mostly done for creative fields and realtors, your mileage may vary. A lot of it depends on the job and career field, as to style of headshot the employer is looking for. This young lady is searching for a new career, and was excited to put her best foot forward. I am sure potential employers will appreciate her enthusiasm.
In the event that an outdoor headshot fits your needs, and your particular career field, I can do that as well. That can also provide a comfort level with your clientele and give you the earthy feel you need. It’s a new year, don’t rely on selfies and outdated headshots. It’s a quick and easy process.