So, what do they look like now?
Your professional portrait should be a reflection of who you are today. If your out-of-date photo is particularly flattering, you may be tempted to continue using it. The reasons to keep your portrait up-to-date, however, are compelling.
An authentic photo of yourself provides an emotional connection and builds your personal “brand”. Using an older, outdated photo that no longer looks like you causes you to miss the opportunity of building recognition for your personal brand and may even negatively impact your trustworthiness due to the older photo being perceived as an inaccurate representation of yourself. [Read more…]