But first let me take a selfie 🤳

 

You have finally decided to apply for an interesting position. You have carefully crafted a great CV that will stand out from the crowd, and the only thing missing is your photo. “I will just take a selfie” you might think, but that is generally not a good idea. Here are 5 tips to consider when taking your CV picture.

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1) Stay professional

Your CV, including your photo, gives an impression of who you are prior to the interview. A clean photo of you, with natural lighting, normal clothes and a happy smile, will go a long way. Avoid making duck faces and sticking out your tongue. We know that this might be a big hit on social media, but you have to look professional when you are applying for a job.



2) Drop the accessories

One of the main purposes of adding a CV picture is to display your face. Why? Because every recruiter under the sun wants to see your face, not just know your name. It helps with building a relationship, so drop the sunglasses and other unnecessary accessories.  

3) Keep it simple

Your CV picture is about you, not your holiday. Avoid photos which might distract the attention from you.



4) No filters!

Filters might look nice, especially if you are using Snapchat, Instagram or any other social media with your friends. However, adding bunny ears to a CV picture does not look professional.



5) Frame

Last but not least, remember to frame your picture from the waist up as full body shots might take unnecessary space.