(*UPDATE – we did a radio show all about career changing – you can listen to it here on CBC Radio Noon: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-102-radio-noon-montreal/clip/15753239-your-experience-changing-careers)
Sometimes you need to hit the reset button. And not just a gentle push or casual touch screen stroke with your thumb, but a full-on slam on the buzzer like you’re playing a game show and you are ready to win.
When you know you are ready to make a move, you’re going to want new clothes, new hair, a new look to support the new you. There are any number of life changes that sets this kind of personal re-invention into motion:
- You’ve finally decided to quit your job and launch your own business.
- You’re back on the dating scene and feeling confident about your future.
- You’re making a big career change to do something more aligned with your values and passions.
- You’re celebrating a milestone.
- You’re back and you want everyone to know about it
We see this with big stars all the time. They are constantly re-inventing themselves (with the help of legions of publicists and support teams to back them up), trying out new looks, new styles, new ideas as they seek to remain relevant and in sync with the changing times and social mores.
While having your own personal assistant and creative team help you plan out your relaunch would be nice, 99% of the rest of us don’t have that kind of luxury. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck using the same 10 year old LinkedIn profile picture for everywhere you need a photo of yourself.
Reach out to a local photographer and ask about doing a personal and creative photo session to generate a bank of images of yourself that you can use in social media, on your own personal/professional website, and across the myriad digital platforms you will likely be engaged in as you begin this next phase in your career and life.
You can book something as simple as an hour long session using a few wardrobe changes and a simple backdrop, to a half or even full day shoot, in multiple settings, indoors and outside, natural, posed and active shots that capture your full personality and project the image of yourself as you want to be seen now.
It takes courage to change, and confidence to see the change through once you’ve made a decision to move forward in your life and do something new. Make the most of your impact with a full set of customized creative portraits to accompany you on your journey and let the world know that you’re here, and you’re ready to make a difference.