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Pierre DeBois
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Pierre DeBois   1/17/2013 7:49:25 PM
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Broadway put me down for the headshot crowd. It helps jar the memory of a person you met.

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TAanderud   1/14/2013 6:01:26 PM
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I like to see the photos - but I don't like to share mine.

I'm an official Maybe.  :-)

Broadway
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Broadway   1/14/2013 6:00:12 PM
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Consider this an informal poll of the AA.com community: Who prefers headshots with email?

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TAanderud   1/12/2013 3:27:45 PM
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I like to see who I am "talking" to.  They seem more real that way.

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Pierre DeBois   1/12/2013 3:25:51 PM
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Ah, no wonder I noticed the trend in the first place! ;-)

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Broadway   1/12/2013 2:24:52 PM
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@Pierre, what do you think about having your pic appear in your email ... every email? That seems to be the trend with many of my colleagues, and I have not bought into it. I can't imagine anyone wanting to see my face 5-10 times a day on their computers. I mean, look at me!

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TAanderud   1/12/2013 4:13:09 AM
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>>Quick aside - I have never understood why someone takes a pic of themselves in a bathroom mirror or behind the wheel of a car.  Unless you are a mirror manufacturer or a car salesman, neither is a great look.

I guess you are unaware of the magical power of 80s bathroom wallpaper?  Prospective employers, dates, friends (etc) see it and they are instantly attracted to you!

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Pierre DeBois   1/11/2013 10:50:35 PM
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Beth,

I also think Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook have energize the status of a photo. It's now important where it has not been before.  But we have so many ways of capturing a photograph now versus the past.  Just like data, we are learning to manage of images of ourselves in ways once unimaginable.

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Pierre DeBois   1/11/2013 10:42:12 PM
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Broadway, you're probably right. I think photographers have a challenge with the advent of cameras in the smartphone.  People do not have an eye for a photo the way a photographer would, no matter how many pics are taken, tagged, and tweeted.  That creativity can be a differentiator. I've seen a photographer do jump shots of subjects - definately an eye catcher.

Plus the idea of a photo for a job seems like such a small detail.  If anyone had told me take a pic with a resume 20 years ago, I would have probably skipped the idea. But as Tricia pointed out it is a detail that makes a difference.  

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Broadway   1/11/2013 9:47:46 PM
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@Pierre, that's funny. Now that you mention it, I have found myself looking at people's self-photos in their bathroom mirrors and thinking, "Wow, that's a nice mirror. I wonder where I can get one!?" Lol.

Speaking of having a photographer take your headshot (good idea, btw), I have a few photographers I'm connected to on LinkedIn, and they tend to have the zaniest professional headshots of themselves. I guess they need to demonstrate their creative side??

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