Back in the days when I was living in Spain and applying for an internship everyone found it odd that you had to attach a headshot with your resume. We all searched for, or took, professional photos of ourselves, or as close to it as we could get and figured out a way to attach them to our resumes, or CV’s. Still today, that would probably be taking it a step too far here in the U.S. even though we all know full well that the hiring managers or recruiters are probably looking on social media to find what we all look like and get a better sense for who we are as people.
One aspect of it is “privacy” which we all know we don’t have anyway. The other aspect of it is resume readers that may be thrown off and not be able to read your resume for keywords because of the attached image.
So, what now? Any recruiters out there that could weigh in on this?