McLean, VA, November 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- With the national unemployment rate at 9.2 percent in September, one Washington-area businessman is using a unique approach to help those looking for work. Commercial photographer Lee Love is working to help people in their job search by setting up a complete on-site studio and donating professional business portraits.
According to Mr. Love, “Today more companies are using on-line services such as Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and other professional networking sites to find potential employees. I noticed that the majority of people posted poor quality or casual photos of themselves for a professional profile. As someone who works with individuals and companies on a daily basis to improve their brand, I know how important an image can be to communicate your message.”
The idea to help came after Lee started volunteering with the Career Network Ministry, whose goal is to provide caring support to individuals during career transitions. The group was started more than 15 years ago and meets every Tuesday in McLean, Virginia. It was the hard work and generosity of Bob Korzeniewski and his team that motivated Mr. Love to approach the group about offering his services. “When Lee approached me it was perfect timing because I had been asked on three separate occasions that same week about having photos taken,” said Mr. Korzeniewski.
So far Mr. Love and his team have provided about 100 people with professional head shots to help them in their job search. To handle such an effort, they set up a professional studio onsite and allowed people to see their photos as soon as they were taken.
“This is a large undertaking and requires many resources which is why we are able to provide this type of service only every few months, but the work involved is our way of giving back”, said Love.