I am curious about average opinion on this, what do people think about a small headshot photo on a paper resume?

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    Please add a country tag. Having a photo in your application is somewhere between required format and weird and unnecessary. Please do not pick an answer here without a country mentioned. There are no global CV requirements. Handing in one countries perfect CV in in another country will only lead to it being thrown into the bin. – nvoigt Feb 23 at 8:52
  • Unless you're a model/actor trying to get into a commercial/TV show/movie, or maybe applying to be cabin crew for an airline- NO!! Employers care about what you can do, not what you look like – HorusKol Feb 23 at 14:52
  • what do people think about a small headshot photo on a paper resume? - Why would you want to? It has no relevance, is superfluous, and is unnecessary. – joeqwerty Feb 23 at 15:20
  • @HorusKol police applications asks for a photo – solarflare Feb 25 at 0:41

Not needed. CVs get photocopied etc. Just wastes space with a picture of something that looks like the backside of a bungulow.

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    “Backend of a bus” is also a common term... – Solar Mike Feb 23 at 7:07

Take a coin and decide heads or tails... some places want a photo, others are not worried either way and some prefer not to have a photo...

Depends on the business or industry - hospitality likes to have photos on cv’s...

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