How updating your headshot keeps you current.



From a personal and social perspective, having an updated profile picture indicates to others that you’re active with social media. It also sends the message that you’re current with technology, and if you’re on the job market, it can help reinforce the picture you’re trying to paint of yourself to prospective employers – if you take a little bit of time to do it the right way.

One trick we recommend is to use the same image across social media platforms, websites, emails, and print as possible, this helps people recognize you and build that full image of you I mentioned earlier. If a potential employer is looking for you online and sees the same photo of you on your blog that she sees on a professional or academic site related to your field of work, it confirms that you’re active in your field.