When looking for a job you should always send your Curriculum Vitae, a document where the experience and knowledge of the candidate are introduced and serves as a presentation letter to the people who oversee the selection process. As we detailed in another article, the CV must be brief: each detail provided should be relevant and create a good impression.
Why is it important?
In areas such as Catalonia and Spain, the photo on the resume is still considered an important factor in getting to know the candidate as it is a source of information. For this reason, we bring you some tips to choose the best photo for the CV (and that can also work on different social networks such as LinkedIn) so that a wrong choice or procedure does not condition your candidacy during the selection process.
How to take a photo for the CV?
Tips to pose for the picture:
Some more advice:
Avoid anything that modifies the face. It is important that the final photo does not change too much and that they can recognize you when they see you in person. So, if you normally wear glasses, we recommend that you wear them in the photo. It is also better to appear with the hair loose or semi-up. Following the same line, we recommend avoiding excessive makeup to appear rather normal. Finally, no filter should be used: if you want to retouch the photo to resolve small details, we recommend only modifying the contrast, brightness, or saturation to fix lighting errors.
Although you can present the CV with the design you want, it is much better if you put the photo at the beginning of the document, as an introduction. There is an unwritten rule to always add the picture at the top of the first page, and it doesn't matter if the photo is horizontal or vertical. When placing it, you should check that the distance mentioned above is maintained (face-centred and chest height-end).
It is impressive all the information that you can transmit only with the photo, so we recommend that you take these tips into account to change the photo of your CV. Do not think about it anymore and bring out your most photogenic part!