When it comes to your CV or resume should you add a photo? Knowing about a natural bias that everyone has, the jury is still out on if it helps you land the job or does an automatic reject. If you are adamant to add a photo see some tips below, but remember about 50% of recruiters say do not add any photo.
My story is not hugely different from many, I started my career with no degree as I did not know what I wanted to do for a living. I worked hard and I got retrenched, four times to be exact (twice I had to retrench myself as it was the company I was heading up). Each time I had to dust myself off and get back on to the job search challenge. And each time I figured out better and smarter ways to stand out from the crowd (the job search crowd). So today I thought I would share what I learnt each time ….
When being retrenched or searching for a job, can cause you to be desperate for ‘anything’. And this can cause your job search to be endless – due to jobs such as ‘anything’ not existing. Here is what I learnt on how to be shortlisted for interviews: