advantages of having a profile picture with your online general resume? (linkedin.com specifically)
April 27, 2010 12:11 PM Subscribe
Should I upload my picture in my linkedin public resume profile?
posted by figTree to Work & Money (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm liking linkedin.com more and more and am completing more of my profile once in a while. One of the things you are "supposed" to do is upload a picture of yourself as part of the online resume that everyone can see.
Well, one is not supposed to send a picture of yourself with job specific resume for obvious reasons of possible discrimination. So why are people uploading their on a general resume site? Any serious employer will look you up on the internet. Yet the picture upload on linkedin seems to be getting more popular.
Should I upload a pic? Have you done this? Have you avoided this? What are the advantages, and do you think they outweigh the disadvantages? Is pic with your resume a new trend? Do people that upload a pic usually set some kind of setting that only their connections can see thier pic?
Any thoughts, comments or more info appreciated!