Check out this post about the art of sending resumes from Emily V. Gordon on Lemondrop.
Apparently, in Europe, it’s become a trend to embed a picture of yourself into your resume, you know, to give it a little extra personality. We are relieved it’s not a trend here. (We have a hard enough time picking a profile pic for Facebook.)
Some researchers thought this was interesting, so they decided to send resumes to almost 3,000 job openings. For each job they sent two nearly identical resumes, but one resume had no picture and the other featured a picture of either a plain or attractive person. What did they find?
If you’re a good-looking guy, great news: Resumes with attractive men were selected for job interviews at a much higher rate than resumes with either a plain-looking man or no picture at all.
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