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If you are applying for a role where grooming/appearance are important - how wanky is it to put a photo with your cv?

(8 Posts)
RubyRioja Tue 21-Oct-08 13:21:06

Last time I was going for interviews, it was quite common to be snapped, partly to identify you, partly to see whether you scrubbed up OK.

Is this not done any more?

NB my career joints are creaking they are so out of use~!

WayneAteASlob Tue 21-Oct-08 13:22:23

What type of job? Model, yes ([wink)], everything else I's say no......

WayneAteASlob Tue 21-Oct-08 13:23:02

Also, leave out your date of birth and marital status etc.

RubyRioja Tue 21-Oct-08 13:29:50

God yes, DoB is state secret grin

flowerybeanbag Tue 21-Oct-08 13:42:45

It's wanky. grin

CVs received by me with a photo on make me do this - hmm.

They can assess your grooming and presentation at interview, and shouldn't be making any judgements about you based on a photo.

Elffriend Tue 21-Oct-08 13:43:29

Nooooooooooo do not put a photo! It really does not help and can make employers feel a tad uncomfortable.

If grooming/appearance are important this will be sussed out at interview - a photo will neither help nor hinder.

Incidentally, the age/marital status thing can be a bit of a misnomer - that all depends on the type of job/organisation/the life stage you are at etc.

Employers can generally work out rough age anyway from school/employment dates.

Good luck hunting! <am also hunting- must stop MNetting and get back to interview homework!>

MascaraOHara Tue 21-Oct-08 13:53:09

God no, If I got a cv with a photo on it I'd lmao (and put it to one side). LOL

agree no DOB or Martital Status either

RubyRioja Tue 21-Oct-08 19:00:23

thanks grin

I may put mental status though!

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