Why you should not include a photo on your Resume?

Pictures are NOT ATS Friendly Most recruiters use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to shortlist suitable candidates for their organization by matching the keywords on the resume to that on the job description. 

Exposes you to discrimination in the hiring process Despite the increased awareness and consciously drafted policies that ensure equality in hiring, recruiters can get influenced by the human tendency to form a notion about people based on their picture. 

Pictures can distract recruiters from skills and education Recruiters spend an average of 7 seconds on a resume, making it crucial to draw their attention to your skills, work experience, educational background, and other crucial aspects. 

Limited space on a resume A resume is a brief document that conveys your education, skills, and accomplishments to the recruiters in a summarized manner. 

Many recruiters consider it unprofessional Adding images to the resume is one of the most debated topics among job seekers. Since images on a resume do not add much value and have more negatives than positives, adding pictures on a resume may seem unprofessional to recruiters.


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