The difference between a headshot and a picture on a cv

DSC_0238-BearbeitetWhat is the difference between a headshot and a picture on a cv?

The intention of a cv picture is to get a job. Usually one shows that one fits to the company where one wants to work. The clothes are professional ones. Most people want to show their friendly side. One also shows that one is willing to adjust no matter what it takes. This makes these pictures a bit boring.

Once I was hired by a company that hired beautiful people with expertise. I almost fell of my chair when I heard that beauty was an open criteria, too. Perhaps this company only had the courage to express it explicitly.

The word ‚headshots‘ I often hear in connection with actors. One wants to show expression. Actors often need up to 5 headshots to show their variety. Also on a headshot one wants to look great. Yet what great is, is different. One can be more courageous. It’s allowed to show all sorts of feelings. Intensity counts. Showing feelings is rather wished than neglected. One has to be so cool.

Nowadays everybody needs  headshots, everybody who is active in the Internet.

Did we all became little actors?

It’s up to you now to guess if the above picture fits on a cv or not.


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