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CT photographers to participate in nationwide headshot project for unemployed Americans

There's a nationwide effort to help people who are out of work put their best foot forward during their job search.

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2020, 9:16 PM

Updated 1,436 days ago

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There's a nationwide effort to help people who are out of work put their best foot forward during their job search.
Norwalk photographer Hector Pachas is one of 200 photographers across the country who will take free headshots for unemployed Americans Wednesday.
It's called the 10,000 Headshots Project, a single-day photo initiative in every state aimed at getting people impacted by the pandemic back to work.
Job seekers will be able to add the complimentary pictures to their resumes and post them to job sites like LinkedIn.
"A number of times if people don't see you and don't see a good photo of you, they just pass you by," said Pachas.
Fairfield photographer Dariusz Terepka has also joined the effort. He, Pachas and a third photographer will have a pop-up studio at the SoNo Collection that day.
"It's a goal of ours to help the nation as much as we possibly can," said Terepka.
According to LinkedIn, people who include headshots receive 21 times more profile views and nine times more connection requests.
People interested are asked to pre-register at headshotbooker.com to reserve a 10-minute session.
All headshots will be taken with social distancing and safety measures observed.


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