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Old 09-23-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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I am retired now but want to get back into the work force so I attended an excellent seminar on job hunting for the over fifty crowd. One of the things they talked about was age discrimination and how to develop a resume that they won't guess your age.

The man who put on the resume said that age discrimination in employment is even worse in Europe and Asia and one of the reasons for that is the tradition of putting your picture on your resume.

He said it is only a matter of time before pictures are common in American resumes too. We are already moving that direction due to LinkedIn and the large number of immigrants coming to America bringing their traditions to our country.

MOST professionals have their picture on their LinkedIn page and MOST professionals have a LinkedIn page. So potential employers can already see what you look like through that site.

From an employers perspective they like being able to look at your picture in advance of choosing who to bring in for an interview. That way they can see if you look like the stereotype they had in mind for the type of person they wanted in the position.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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It is not coming soon. Employers don't want it. Opens them up to people saying they discriminated.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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It is not coming soon. Employers don't want it. Opens them up to people saying they discriminated.
Employers already check out your LinkedIn and Facebook pages for clues about you before you are called for an interview. How is that any different than officially putting a picture on your resume?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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It is not coming soon. Employers don't want it. Opens them up to people saying they discriminated.

I agree, with the way some sue in this country I do not see companies wanting pictures included, I sure as hell don't.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Employers already check out your LinkedIn and Facebook pages for clues about you before you are called for an interview. How is that any different than officially putting a picture on your resume?
sure they check those sites, but they can always claim that it is for more information about your history and the type of person you are, to blatantly go off of a picture is a recipe for disaster in this country.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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It is not coming soon. Employers don't want it. Opens them up to people saying they discriminated.
Exactly, and with social media they don't need it anyway. We have had an occasional applicant from Europe and found it very odd to have a photo on a resume, in fact one was like a glossy brochure.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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I do wish color on resumes become more popular. Nothing crazy but a little design wouldn't hurt.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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It is not coming soon. Employers don't want it. Opens them up to people saying they discriminated.
Agreed.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Who would have thought 20 years ago that to get an entry level job you would have to go through all the things people do to get a job today? And who would have thought that employers would have had so much access to social media and all kinds of databases telling them pretty much everything about us.

A requirement that pictures be on resumes is next. Why is it required in Asia and Europe and not here?
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Who would have thought 20 years ago that to get an entry level job you would have to go through all the things people do to get a job today? And who would have thought that employers would have had so much access to social media and all kinds of databases telling them pretty much everything about us.

A requirement that pictures be on resumes is next. Why is it required in Asia and Europe and not here?
Read the prior 6 (excluding yours) posts for the answer.
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