Should My Resume Have a Picture

Should I Have a Picture on My Resume?

Resume Tips for 2020

The question today is, should I have a picture on my resume or my CV?

Should My Resume Have a Picture

This is a question I’m always asked. Well, it depends on where you are in the world. And remember that resume and CV’s content and format are always changing. So if you are in a country where you think you must have photographs check with people who are based in that country such as HR professionals and executive recruiters.  Ask them because it does change over time. However, I’ve been in business 26 years and when I first started writing resumes across the world, pictures were far more prevalent than they are today.

Photo on Resume is Based on Region

It’s narrowed down to certain geographies, mostly certain countries in Europe such as the Benelux region – France and maybe Switzerland, but they are not always looking for photographs today. If you are in one of those countries, I would suggest you have one with a picture and one without a picture.  In the Americas, in the UK, and in certain parts of Asia and the Middle East a photograph is not appropriate but don’t count yourself out just because you have a photograph. My advice would be to check when you’re calling an HR professional or an executive recruiter, how they would like to see it.  Just be geographically sensitive and do your research or your due diligence.

So hopefully you’ve got all the information I’ve shared with you now on whether you should or shouldn’t have a photograph in your CV or your resume. I am Martin Buckland and I can help you manage your career. In fact, I am passionate about helping you reach your career goals. I have an offer for you, a free resume critique, and a LinkedIn audit. I will give you 30 minutes of my time, no obligation, no sales pitch, to go through your LinkedIn and your resume from top to bottom. Are you interested? If so, email me your resume on LinkedIn, or send it to me by clicking on the button below. I’d be happy to help you. Cheers!

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