We offer four options and locations for your LinkedIn headshot session
Having a professional LinkedIn headshot can play a huge role in having your profile show up in the searches of potential employers and recruiters. We have put together some tips as to how to prepare for your headshot session with Your Next Jump:
Make sure to dress in a way that reflects how you look on a daily basis in your professional life.
Don’t over-do it on the hair and makeup, but make yourself professional and presentable.
Be sure to arrive in a timely manner and with your hair and makeup completed so that we can focus on taking a great picture!
Wear professional attire or smart, business casual.
Solid colors tend to come across better on camera so be sure to take that into consideration when planning an outfit.
Smile. You want to maintain a professional and competent appearance while also portraying that you are friendly and approachable. Smiling plays a huge role in how you are perceived through photos.
Smiling while showing your teeth and having your eyes open (as opposed to squinting - which can send a more closed off message) has been shown to increase people’s perception of competence, likability, and influence in a photo.
These are great things to capitalize on in your job search.
After our meeting, we will send you the pictures with our recommendations but ultimately you can choose which picture you would like to use. We will mainly be shooting the photo from the shoulder up with a fixed lens.Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.
Studio (Vienna Metro/Fairfax)
An indoor home studio in a controlled environment with studio lighting and backdrop. Time slots are generally on Sunday and Tuesday afternoons.
Outdoor (Alexandria/Falls Church)
Outdoor shooting with natural lighting at a beautiful botanical garden. Time slots are generally on Sunday and Tuesday afternoons.
Outdoor (City of Fairfax)
Outdoor shooting with natural lighting. Various backdrops. Time slots are generally on weekday evenings.
Outdoor (City of Alexandria)
Outdoor shooting with natural lighting. Various backdrops. Time slots are generally on early weekday morning hours.
Photographer: Timothy Lo