Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert 1 Mar 2020
Including a photograph of yourself on your CV tells a prospective employer:
‘I want to be judged on my appearance rather than on my relevant experience and qualifications.’
Do not include a photograph of yourself on your CV unless …
The reasons why you shouldn’t include a photograph with your CV are simple:
People form opinions about you very quickly from your appearance and what you look like; prejudice and discrimination are two realities of life (taxes being the third).
As humans we can be extremely judgement-oriented, in a matter of seconds we have already decided whether we like, dislike or hate something.
Studies have shown that many recruiters have a preconceived image of the jobholder and if the applicant’s image contradicts this image, then their CV will go straight into the rejected pile merely based on their appearance.
However, there might be cases in which you will need to include your photo on your CV…
If you are asked to provide your photo on your CV, make sure that you follow the next advice very carefully:
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. ~ Albert Einstein