Consult Xperts highly recommends that all experts have a professional, high-quality profile picture. We stress the importance of your photo because it is the first impression that the employers get from you. The first or maybe the only contact a prospective client will have you, and if your profile picture fails to create the right impression, your experience and set of skills might be ignored.
Often highly experienced freelancers fail to receive projects because of the impact their profile and first impressions have on the hiring score. When recruiters browse our platform, the first thing they notice id your picture and then move on to read about you and your expertise. A low-quality image or a profile without a face seems fake and entrust worthy.
Consider your own example; when you use social media platforms and get a request or a message from a profile that does not have a profile picture, you will probably be skeptical to reply to the message or accept the friend request. Your profile picture helps recruiters remember and recognize you, which further helps them recall your skills and talents later on.
Think of your profile picture as your personal brand. There might be numerous people with the same name as you, but it is highly unlikely that they will look exactly like you. Hence, your appearance helps distinguish who you are. Furthermore, networking is an essential element in today’s technological society, so when you are searching for someone you know, it won’t be their name but their picture that will help you identify them.
Always keep in mind that the picture is meant to attract potential clients and recruiters, so do not use a personal image or a selfie that creates an unprofessional persona. Use a picture that represents who you are as a professional in your field of work.