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What do you think when you receive a CV with a profile photo?
15/08/2012

According to some recent research, candidates face an 88% job rejection rate if they have a photo of themselves on their CV. Is this true?

With the exponential growth of social media platforms and personal profiles, and their consideration in many recruitment processes now, especially within the digital, creative and marketing sector, a face can be put to a name more easily than ever before.

       

Profile photos on CVs still seem to be the exception more than the norm however. Some recent research suggested that candidates face an 88% job rejection rate if they have a photo of themselves on their CV. The same research found that 68% of employers find candidates on Facebook. Are they looking for they get up to, rather than what they look like?

       


In general I'm not a fan of profile photos on CVs. I think they waste valuable space, without adding much value, although I wouldn't have thought the negative effect would be that much.

If you can spare literally 5-10 seconds, please let us know your thoughts on this short survey, and leave your comments below too.
 

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