CV Guide

Should you put a photo on your CV?

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 10:14 am

This topic is often subject to debate as some employers like to see photos on a CV and some think it’s unnecessary. The good thing about sending in a photo with your CV is it allows the employer to put a face to a name and if they have a stack of CVs they are more likely to remember you. There are also some industries where it is generally expected that you have a photo on your CV, such as customer facing roles in the beauty industry or a job in performing arts/drama.

For these it would be an idea to get a professional photo taken and in the case of the beauty industry dress as you would for work, hair tied back neatly, a clean smart uniform and ensure that you smile. This will give the employer a good idea that you can look professional and friendly and understand the importance of dressing for health and safety during treatments.

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