|A picture may be worth a thousand words, but really we are only after
three words, right? "You are hired!" Patti Stranger, the star of Bravo's
Millionaire Matchmaker says on her blog, "Are you getting nowhere with
online dating? The number one culprit for not getting a match is that you
have a horrible picture. At Millionaire’s Club we require professional
photos for all applicants, think of that photo as your first impression.
You want to look your absolute best and a good professional photographer
is going to bring that out in you. Get a good photo and add that to your
profile, you’ll stand out among everyone else."
What does your photo say about you? Nearly all of us have some kind of
online profile. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., and it is no secret
that hiring managers are using the web to check you out before they call
you for an interview. DatingWizard.com says, "Did you know you are 6 times
as likely to get your profile noticed when you have a good profile picture
rather than if you do not?" Will a hiring manager be more likely to call
you if you have a photo online versus no photo? What if your photo is of
you and your brother holding several cans of beer at last week's party?
Don't think your boss is looking at your online
think dating strategies have anything to do with getting a job?
think your appearance has anything (or should have anything) to do with
getting a job offer?
You might say it isn't the hiring manager's business to be looking at my
profile, but it happens so you should be prepared for that. (By the way,
are you working now? Guess what? Your boss, peers, employees, and
co-workers are all looking at your online profile.....) Have a friend take
a photo of you dressed professionally and post it online. It can only help
your job searching efforts.
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