Picture on Resume'?

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  1. ms_chandler

    ms_chandler Comrade

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    I've heard that this is a good thing to do because they will be able to put a face with a name before they meet you or as they meet you. My sister was interviewing a few years ago at a Job Fair with hundreds of teachers, and she was advised to do this. Her colleague actually told her how once a resume' got switched up and they hired the wrong person. :eek:hmy:

    I scanned my school picture from this year, and I'm trying to incorporate it in my resume' on the side of the header (name, address, phone number, email). But it's knocking my spacing all off.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Kangaroo22

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    I personally wouldn't put a picture on a resume, because many places are required be law to cut it out to make sure discrimination isn't a factor in hiring. But if you want to put one in and are using Word if you right click on it you should have an option for the picture to be in front of the text and if you choose that you should be able to move the picture around without it affecting the spacing.
     
  4. jw13

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    I say no picture. You don't want anyone to make judgements about your resume, based on your picture.
     
  5. JaimeMarie

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    You could do a business card with your photo, like a realtor has.
     
  6. Teachling

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    The paranoid nature in me, thinks it's can be a potential identity threat. Seems lately you hear alot about people images being used in a wrongful manner on website &the victims having to deal with the mess that follows. It's just unnecessary, imho.
     
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    Many HR departments cut the picture off or black it out -- so they can't be accused of being improper in the hiring process. I wouldn't put my picture on the actual resume. I don't think it would help, and it could potentially "hurt." Some people make snap judgements based on looks. You might not get the chance to come in for a real interview if someone looks at it and think "She looks too ________ (young, old, fat, thin, pretty, ugly, tall, short, stern, clueless, etc.)
     
  8. czacza

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    No picture.
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    I would no to the picture as well. As others have stated, HR would probably black it out or cut it out as to cover themselves from discrimination.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    No picture
     
  12. Grace

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    Yep- one more vote for no picture. If you have a good enough cover letter and resume and if you interview well, they'll remember you! Good luck :)
     
  13. Sheree

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    No picture
     
  14. roamer

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    How odd...all the negative responses.

    I'm filling out an application right now from a local city school system and they actually have a spot where they want you to attach a picture.

    My "home" system where I am hoping to get a full-time position also suggests a picture.

    Hmmm...
     
  15. smalltowngal

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    I don't think the responses are negative. We're just giving our opinion from experience.
     
  16. czacza

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    If they ask for one, give one by all means. Generallly though, don't attach one....not being negative, just offering advice based on experience on my district hiring committee.
     
  17. Teachling

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    Hmmmm, I find it odd that they would ask for a picture. I would be curious as to what the justification is. In the private organizations I've been involved with in the past, we were very careful about even asking about things like kids, and age when we interviewed candidates. Liability was always in the forefront.
     

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