Getting back to work if you have been made redundant or laid off can be a daunting prospect at the moment, with the market flooded with qualified candidates. As a local business we hope to make the task a bit easier by offering free business portraits to the unemployed to help members of the local community develop their online appearance and improve their job prospects.
'With the current job market so competitive, many employers are now looking at social media networks as an extension to job applicant's CVs, and the problem is most people don't have a professionally composed portrait. Searching for a job today often involves social media sites like Linkedin and Facebook for networking with potential employers. In order to make a good impression you really need to use a decent professional headshot for your profile photo. Nuria will photograph clients at her studio near Kildare Village who can then download their portraits for free. Their headshots can be used on CVs, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.
“A good picture can have an impact on people searching for work. People get so many first impressions from what they see online. We're a local business and we want to give back to our local community. I think that everyone should have an equal opportunity to compete for an open position, If a simple headshot is going to do that then everyone should have the chance to get one done.”
We will be taking appointments for shoots on the following dates in our studio and we hope to add more dates during the year.
Friday 27th January
Friday 10th February
Places are limited to 50 initially so contact us soon to confirm an appointment. Places are on a first come first served basis but once each date is booked up we will keep you informed of future dates as they are confirmed. Click here to register your interest.