Don’t Put Your Photo On Your Resume

Don’t Put Your Photo On Your Resume
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Sure, your LinkedIn profile probably has your bright and cheery face front and centre, inviting people to explore your professional experience, but don’t think using the same tactic on your resume will land you a gig in the real world. In fact, some hiring managers would rather you not use any images.

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According to Quartz, even though LinkedIn profiles receive 21 times more views when they have photos, images on resumes are seen as peculiar and can actually affect your hiring chances thanks to its affect on unconscious bias. Signals conveying affluence, or names typically associated with applicants’ ethnicity can often influence whether a job applicant gets a call for an interview.

Some companies, such as the professional services firm Deloitte, have taken steps to remove unconscious bias by removing identifiable information such as university names. Paired with the actual limit to the amount of space on a resume, it seems avoiding images may just make it easier for you to land the gig.

Your social media profile photo makes you human. Why is it creepy on resum├ęs? [Quartz]