A profile picture is worth 1,000 words.
The number one part of your profile that can make or break you is your profile picture. Caregivers are in the business of building trust with potential clients, and having an inviting profile picture is a critical part of that. Your photo is the first impression that you will make to potential clients, and with our tips, we are going to make sure that it is an impression that leads to an interview.
1. Always take a head shot.
People naturally feel a bond when they make eye contact with a person. Because of this, one of the best ways to form a sense of trust with a client is to have a photo that is focused on your face. Additionally, if you look at the camera in your photo, you will look more trustworthy. You will have an instant advantage over someone who takes a full body shot because of this.
2. Keep it simple.
Each client will spend only a matter of seconds glancing at your profile. To make sure you stand out, the focus should be on you exclusively. Take a photo in front of a blank background and make sure that you are the only person in the photo. The less clutter the client sees, the more you will stand out.
3. Make sure it is current.
Your profile picture should be an accurate representation of you. If you are asked for an interview, it is important that you are recognizable to the potential client. We recommend that you take a new profile picture each year. Additionally, if something happens that drastically alters your appearance like a new hair style, be sure to update your profile picture accordingly.
4. Take your profile photo in good light.
Lighting can make or break a photo. If you want to take the most attractive photo of yourself direct, soft light is best. If you angle a light above yourself it can make you have the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, while lighting from underneath can make you look like you are in a horror movie. For the best lighting at home, take a photo facing a window so that the natural sunlight softens the appearance of your face.
5. Wear professional attire.
It is always a good idea to dress professionally when asking to be considered for a job. Because of this, we recommend that you either wear solid colored scrubs. If you are uncomfortable wearing scrubs, you can wear a nice, conservative outfit. When taking a profile picture for a caregiving job, it is best to leave the club attire in the closet.
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