A little more than (yikes) 14 years ago I stepped into a job interview that was a little awkward, to say the least. I had applied for a position as photo editor of a couple of newspapers and didn’t get the job. Instead, the company called me back to be reinterviewed for a related position — by the person they hired over me as the editor.
When Anthologie started, the work focused on families and weddings. It was a steady train that kept chugging along, gaining momentum each year. I’ve had so many wonderful experiences, shared in meaningful stories and connected with inspiring people around the country. But after nearly 10 years, I was ready to refocus and evolve my work again.
Image Is Everything
You wouldn't send your résumé in to a potential employer scrawled out on notebook paper, would you? Of course not. You want to look your best - to be taken seriously. However, many people forget to add this same level of professionalism to their online résumés, specifically when it comes to profile pictures.
Putting your best face forward with a great picture that shows you're serious about your career can speak volumes to prospective clients, colleagues and business associates. Take that image one step further with a photo that not only shows what you look like, but also showcases your personality and you'll really stand out from the crowd.
Anthologie is excited to offer professional profile photos at an amazing value. Join us Thursday, Dec. 13, at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, MN for our lastest business development workshop, Get LinkedIn. This event is perfect for recent college graduates, business owners, or those simply wanting to learn or imporove their LinkedIn skills. Choose a 90-minute session that works best for your schedule and in addition to receiving a new business portrait, you'll learn relevant tips and tricks to elevate your LinkedIn success, and gain valuable contacts while networking with other area business professionals. Best of all, the total workshop fee, including your photo, is only $50!
Our presentation will be led by business marketing pros — and LinkedIn gurus — Jon Bauer and Kari Switala of Magnetik Marketing Solutions in the cozy Harvest Grill at Bunker Hills. Short photo sessions will be provided on site and photographs will be digitally delivered following the event. Remember to bring your business cards for networking.
Click HERE to register.
Dress for success
We aim to capture your personality with your portrait so it's important for you to dress in a manner that speaks to who you are and your intended career path. Remember, with business photography, you want to dress for the job you want, not the job you already have. Think about the image you want to project to others and dress accordingly.
• Jackets and coats that are crisp and fitted photograph the best
• Dressing in layers is always a great option for multiple looks
• Solid colors rather than busy patterns add an air of sophistication
• Dark and neutral colors are great for outerwear
• Avoid vibrant colors with shirts unless that's a part of who you are
• Guys, bring a tie. Ladies, add a scarf. You can always take it off if it's too formal.
• What's slimming? Simple, solids, darks, vertical lines and single-breasted suits
It may sound silly, but it's not a bad idea to practice your smile in a mirror before your session. You may find that your "posed smile" makes you look less approachable. Don't worry, Anthologie photographer Dan Iverson is a pro at making you relaxed and at ease being yourself in front of the camera.
If you have additional questions, please email Kari Switala at kari(at)magnetikmarketingsolutions.com
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