It takes less than six seconds to form an opinion about you based on your appearance alone. That should scare you! When you meet someone, whether online or in person, an immediate judgement is made. Do you look warm and friendly, like someone others want to engage with? Or do you look unapproachable?
Six seconds can make or break your opportunity to connect!
In-person you make eye contact, shake hands, and say a friendly "hello." People can decide if they want to engage in conversation based on the feeling you gave them.
Online, you have a similar opportunity to connect using your headshot. When people see it, they make an immediate judgement about who you are. What does your headshot say about you? Is it engaging or does it have a deer-in-the-headlights look? Does it say a confident "hello" or does it show disinterest?
If you turn people off with a bad headshot, chances are they will not check out your profile and you've lost an...