Program April 11: HOW TO GET A HEAD: Head Shot Makeover Secrets - Jerry Hughes


 Launch Pad Job Club Announcement Frog


Make a Better First Impression!

1st Step: Get The Interview
The first step in getting a job is getting an interview. 75% of companies check out job applicants to see whom they want to interview.

Linked In Profile Photo
Linked In is one of the main places they check. Many search for only people with 100% complete profiles. If you don’t have a photo you don’t have a complete profile. No photo or a bad photo can lose you interviews.
Positive or Negative Filter
A recruiter for high tech firms says the photo at the top of a Linked In profile affects all the information that follows it.

Value Coding and Investment Depth
First impressions are known as fight or flight survival instincts. In business they are more about how important are you to me for my survival. Can I trust you, how valuable are you to me and how much do I want to invest in working with you?
Value coding and investment depth are included in first impressions and can affect your long term relationship with a person.

Talent and Personality
Companies hire on talent and personality. Are you someone they would want to work with? Will you fit in with their team? A picture is worth a thousand words, and a great headshot can help you get the interview.

LinkedIn Referrals
On Linked In if you ask for a referral or introduction you want the person receiving the request to have a great first impression of you. 40% of your brain is dedicated to visual systems. 90% of your sensory input is visual. Your photo on Linked In can create a negative or positive filter.

First Impression is Online
Employers’ first impression of you is your online head shot. Studies have shown that you get 5 to 15 seconds to make a first impression in person. A first impression is made from a photograph in 1/250th of a second. Most people look stiff with a frozen smile in front of the camera. A relaxed confident smile can help you get the interview.

Learn How to Look Great in a Photograph
Jerry will show you how to position your body so your body language is great, how to position your head to show your face at its best angle and how to get a natural expression that will make people want to meet you and buy from you.

Learn Headshot Photography Tips
Jerry will show you tips on how to get a professional looking headshot without having to hire a photographer. You can have a friend or family member take it.

Jerry Hughes, professional photographer, best selling author, inventor and world traveler. He teaches at photography workshops at Precision Camera, one on one sessions, and has books and videos on how to take great photographs. You can check out his photography at, his Creative Photography Secrets book at and his headshot book at

Hear Jerry at this Friday’s Launch Pad meeting in our usual location, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, suite 403.

As always, the meetings are free. All are welcome.

Location: The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Capital City Events Center, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, suite 403, on the corner of MF and Huntland. The Events Center faces Huntland and is located next to the movie theatre.
First-timers: People attending Launch Pad for the first time should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to be able to sign in, grab some refreshments, and be ready for New Member Orientation that takes place from 9:30-10:00 a.m.
By the way, attending a Job Club meeting does count as a bona fide job search contact by the Texas Workforce Commission because we announce so many job openings during our meetings.
This week is a two-fer:  Resume Tweaking will take place Friday the 11th as well from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Consulting Solutions.Net office at 1016 La Posada, suite 297. Bring 5 copies of your resume.  Our Ph.D. resume expert WILL be there to provide her unique guidance.
Future Speakers:
Date to be announced: Beth TarbellLinkedIn

Date to be announced: Terry O’DonnellHow I Landed My Dream Job

Launch Pad Job Club is a networking, support, and job lead sharing organization that aids and supports jobseekers in their search for The Perfect Job.  A federally recognized nonprofit organization, LPJC presents free weekly meetings that provide job search information, motivation, programs, speakers, networking opportunities, door prizes, bananas, and grins. Looking for a job is way too scary to do by yourself.  By joining LPJC, you will benefit from the combined resources of other interesting, intelligent, supportive, talented, and good looking professionals as everyone helps each other survive the challenges of the job hunt. In order to join, attend just one meeting and add your contact information to our membership directory.