The presence or absence of pictures – at first glance not the most important thing in the summary. However, under certain circumstances it is quite capable of changing the employer's decision as to whether to invite you for an interview or no. So whether the present picture in cv? Some career counselors believe that putting the photo in the summary is wrong. Others have nothing against. In fact, there is no simple answer: it depends on many factors. If an employer asks to resume attach a photo, then clearly it is needed. Pay only attention to one very important thing: the picture must correspond to its intended use.
This means that no fit photos at home or on vacation, too frivolous, or perhaps deliberately studio, glamorous, etc. Let this be better quality pictures in a modest office attire and surroundings, with a pleasant look and track a friendly smile. If you do not have such a photo, you need to make it. Or if better to send cv without a photo. Of course, all of the above also applies to photos to your profile posted on the site at work. Suppose you have photographed in the right style, as I indicated above. Well, then you can safely insert the photo in the resume.
But please note the following important fact: how will you deliver it to employers? If an e-mail, you must first reduce the image to a file with the cv was not too "heavy." In addition, it will create extra traffic for you and your employer, it is also bad manners. Perhaps you want to print and deliver a summary of his employer or recruitment agency in person or by mail. In this case, you must make sure that the printer was good enough and did not spoil your view of the photo. But for faxed resume with a photograph will not work: the quality is terrible. So this case should have the same resume, but without pictures. Also possible is another situation. It may be that the employer is bad printer prints. Well, this case probably just not a destiny. 🙂 What are the benefits, if there is a summary of the correct picture? To begin with, that all that distinguishes your resume for the background of a "template" the other, already well on its own. Thanks to the photos your resume may be better to remember and faster to find among the mass of the other if necessary. Of course, good photos in the resume will help you find a job, if this vacancy appearance important. For example, for secretaries, promoters, vendors, consultants, etc. Also at many positions that require more experienced and older workers, presentable appearance workers, however, is very important for employers. If you do – a lovely girl, and the employer – a man, it also increases the chances that your resume will pay attention. True, not all recruiters and employers are men, so that the picture in the executive summary can you and stop. Well, I wish you luck in finding a job and is always ready to help!