‘One Picture is Worth Ten Thousand Words’ – But Which Ones?


Going through resumes, you can see a range of formats and templates used. Some people just use a standard, traditional looking one with bullet points and italicized words; others will go very artistic with pictures, styles or even having it appear landscaped (which sometimes will get a bit irritating if you are printing out a bunch of them in portrait). However, the ones that make any recruiter or HR Professional pause a minute is ones with pictures. This necessarily isn’t a good thing! The questions that usually come to my mind are things like: “Why did they put this on here?”, “I wonder how old they are?”, “Why did they decided to chose a ‘bar-style’ picture featuring alcohol and a tight tang-top?”. Though