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January 13, 2012

Free Professional Business Portraits for Job Seekers

County Kildare based 'Momento Photographic Studio' is offering free business headshot portraits for Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter or other networking purposes to those who are unemployed or new to the jobs market.

Free Business Profile Portraits 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. Local business owner and photographer Nuria Canestro Pallas is aiming 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 probably want 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.”

Those interested in free professional headshots can visit to book their place. Shoots will take place initially on January 27th and February 10th and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.