Basically, you should note that the application photo is adapted to the industry. In the case of an insurance company, you should rather choose a serious and conservative image, in marketing or the media you can also come across as creative and more relaxed, depending on the company and the position. However, the layout of the application and, above all, the application picture conveys a statement about the importance you attach to the company. It is therefore advisable to look a little "too serious" on application photos. Basically, you don't do much wrong if you dress elegantly. The following also applies: the higher the desired position, the more serious the application photo.
With your application pictures, keep in mind that bosses and HR managers want to get a real picture of you. You should therefore not disguise yourself too much in the application photo and, for example, put on excessive make-up or hair gel if you are usually more of the "natural type". It is helpful to think about your (desired) mode of action and positive qualities before the shoot in order to work out your own character visually. Feel free to ask your friends and family for their honest opinion on the look and photo selection. After all, you know your loved ones best. Of course, it is also important to openly communicate your own ideas and wishes (and also what you definitely do not want) to the photographer. At Photogenika, joint advice is a matter of course.
First of all, check the website of the company you want to apply to. Clues are provided by how the company's employees are presented there and what the general photo selection is. Employee profiles on social networks such as Xing or LinkedIn can also provide information about the prevailing style in the company. Just keep in mind that there you can see who clicked on you. Employers like to see who is interested in you. An update of the photo and an update of the profile is therefore always worthwhile.
It's not easy to do the right thing in front of the camera. The main thing is that you are comfortable with your pose. If you think positively about the photo shoot and have fun with it, you will get the right charisma in the pictures.
An open smile is always friendly. You don't have to show your teeth, but try out different facial expressions. Many often surprise themselves with a little experimentation. At Photogenika, we always try out different poses together with the customer.
It is always important to dress neatly and, for women, to wear subtle make-up. Show your character, show your face and don't hide. Come to the photo session in one of our Munich studios the same way you would go to an interview: show yourself in the outfit that you would like to see your future employer in and that you still feel comfortable in. And let us advise you! Friends and family often know exactly what suits you and are usually honest enough to advise you against unfavorable combinations. If the jacket is too big or too tight, you can see that on your application photo. If you want to be flexible, take two to three alternative outfits with you to the photo shoot. The most important thing: stay relaxed and don't tense up too much - you can also show competence in a (trouser) suit in a relaxed manner.
Too much post-processing is harmful because it will be revealed at the latest when you are invited for a personal interview. If you take your application photos in one of our Munich photo studios, you don't have to be afraid of small flaws. Of course, we will professionally edit your application photos. Minor skin imperfections and wrinkles are discreetly concealed. We also give you a satisfaction guarantee for your application photo: If you don't find a photo you like in the selection after the shoot, we'll be happy to take another photo of you free of charge. Our aim is that you can present yourself confidently to your future employer with your application photo.
Of course we look forward to your ideas. Don't commit yourself to the application photo too early. A facial expression cannot be planned and arises from the situation. All you have to do is bring your favorite and selected outfits with you, we will stage them and make sure that you feel comfortable in our photo studio. What else is needed? Bring some time with you so that we can fulfill all your wishes and we can capture the perfect application photo for you.