Following on from our article on what makes a good CV , we're regularly asked if a photo should be included on a CV. There are multiple arguments for the inclusion of a photo on a CV:
Following on from our article on what makes a good CV , we're regularly asked if a photo should be included on a CV. There are multiple arguments for the inclusion of a photo on a CV: On the other hand, companies do not want to be put at risk of being accused of discrimination which is why you will rarely see a UK company requesting a photo on a CV. The only times this rule would not apply is for candidates looking for acting or modelling specifically a position were appearance is important , or where a recruiter actually requests one.
Think more along the lines of a passport photo and avoid any artistic filters. This may sound obvious but we have seen CVs with photos like this attached!
Embed your photo on your CV. The usual recommended location is in the top right hand corner. The size of your photo should be somewhere around 1. With numbers this high, is it really worth the risk of including one? The advice above is aimed at UK job seekers. As covered on our article on preparing a CV for the Middle East , in Dubai, a photo is often used to judge how presentable you are and what ethnic group you belong to.
Your Questions Teodora says: How can I insert a picture into my C. I would like to make it smaller. For example, if you are inserting the photo into Microsoft Word, you can use the built-in picture editor to reduce the size.
Would a photo on my c. Thank you" Hi Khem. What should my photo be like on the CV? Fly-away hairs and spot removal can be done of course. Adding a subtle amount of vibrancy or converting it to a stunning black and white image can help make it eye-catching.
If yes, which side, left or right? Is it possible to do that? And what sort of photo is should NOT put. I would prepare two variations of your CV and only send the version with a photo included to those recruiters specifically asking for it.
Do I have to use a photo in my CV: I heard a photo in CV is a must there. Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Would it look better to insert a photo in a general CV? So maybe they can link a face to the CV…and since these jobs have a lot to do with presentation, would it help or just look inappropriate? Do I need to put a photo in my CV? Thanks for your time in advance. And their general feedback was: Currently searching for a job, the jobs I apply for will vary, a picture is already on my cv.
No need to include a photo on your CV. Good luck on your move!
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For starters, the specific industry you work in plays an important role. People in a creative field—like graphic design, fashion, architecture, performing arts, or film—often have more freedom to express their personality in the resume, says Atkinson, NC-based professional resume writer Dawn Bugni.