First Impressions

According to 2016 research by two Princeton researchers people make judgment calls about you based on your appearance in the first 100 milliseconds they see you.

Now that’s what I call a first impression.

This proves the value of a great headshot and the validity of my assertion that your headshot is either helping you or hurting you.

Right or wrong, justified or not people are making heartfelt decisions about you, your integrity, your personality and your reliability based on their instinctive reaction to the first time they see you. In today’s digital world the first time we see people is their headshot on LinkedIn, Facebook, or their website.

To succeed in today’s world it’s crucial that we define and direct the judgments people make about us in that first 100 milliseconds.

Matt Hurley, Regional Director - AIDS/Lifecycle at San Francisco AIDS Foundation)

Matt Hurley, Regional Director - AIDS/Lifecycle at San Francisco AIDS Foundation)

Dean Birinyi