Crafting Your LinkedIn Image: The Impact of a Professional Profile Photo on Your LinkedIn and CV

Just like at a job interview, your first impression on LinkedIn matters. Your photo, along with your employment history and qualifications, is a crucial part of your profile.

Here's why having an updated professional photo on LinkedIn/ CV is so important:

  • Recognition: When you meet a LinkedIn contact in person, they'll recognize you from your photo.
  • Connection: People feel comfortable connecting with you when they can put a face to your name.
  • Professionalism: A photo humanizes your profile, making you appear approachable, confident, and professional.

In cooperation with Nataliya Volosovych, a Portrait Photographer with Magical Powers from Profile Studio, we make sure you get noticed and tell your visual story to ensure you land YOUR dream job.

Throughout my photography career, I've heard various excuses for not getting headshots. Let's tackle the top 6:

  • Myth #1 - It's Too Expensive: Can you put a price on a lost opportunity? Our photo shoots are affordable, with various packages to suit your budget.
  • Myth #2 - I'm Not Photogenic: It's all about the skill of the photographer. We'll guide you every step of the way to capture your best angle.
  • Myth #3 - I Already Have a Headshot: Great! But when was it taken? It's recommended to update your headshots regularly.
  • Myth #4 - I Have No Time: Your brand is important. Our sessions are quick and efficient, so you can focus on what matters.
  • Myth #5 - A Selfie Will Do: Your LinkedIn profile picture is worth a thousand words. Invest in quality to make the best impression.
  • Myth #6 - I Don't Need a Profile Photo: Control your online image by investing in a professional photoshoot. It's a small-time investment with long-term benefits.

Don't leave your online presence to chance. Invest in a professional headshot today and make a lasting impression! Reach out to learn more about the services

My name is Linda van Orsouw, owner of Together Abroad & Expat Career Coach, we will assist you!

Check client recommendations on my LinkedIn Profile and let's connect! 

For an expat moving to the Netherlands, getting the right direction is very important. It's important that one knows which steps and direction to take. Linda is an exceptionally talent counselor, her advice has helped me land a job within a week of coming to the Netherlands. I am grateful for her mentoring and look forward to a great working relationship in the future.

Dr. Hrishiraj S | Clinical Research & Affairs Manager

Together Abroad provided expert advice on personal branding including developing a top-notch, market-aware CV, highly tailored job applications, and approach strategies with potential employers in the Netherlands. Furthermore, I found them be highly knowledgeable in key related fields such as recruitment strategy, immigration law, contracts, labor agreements, and (un)employment benefits. I would recommend Together Abroad to anyone who needs professional help with transitioning to a new career.

A. Aboufirass | Structural Engeer

Linda is a big mind. She thinks about things that the rest normally overlook. The insight she has about the dutch job market can only be achieved through years of experience and persistence.

Her business savvy is complemented by her mastery of understanding the client's needs and requirements. For my career I could say, she was the “Mary Poppins”, who guided me through thick and thin and helped me to land a career in the Netherlands

S. Bhattacharjee | FP&A Manager

If you are going to enlist the services of a "Career Coach" look no further. The only person you want in your corner is Linda van Orsouw. As an expat, you absolutely want to work with a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional who knows their way around the Dutch career/employment/job market. Linda assisted me in writing and positioning my CV, helped me organize and prioritize my list of opportunities, coached me through mock interviews and was there when I got offered a senior position only 2 months later. When asked I will only refer to Linda and "Togetherabroad".

Mr. C. Joubert
Lead Workplace Strategy Consultant 


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