Should I include a photo of myself on my CV?

Should I include a photo of myself on my CV?

While it was once standard practice to include a CV picture, most employers no longer expect candidates to include this information with job applications. The only exceptions to this rule would be professionals who are pursuing acting or modeling roles. In fact, thanks to anti-discrimination laws, some companies outside of the entertainment industry automatically disregard CVs that contain photos to avoid potential discrimination allegations.

If you are applying for a job where a CV picture is still considered a standard part of the job application or has been specified by the employer for application submission, here are some attributes to keep in mind:

  • Professional grade
  • Relevant 
  • Cropped

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