Working for an organization where first impressions truly are everything, I understand the pressure some may feel to make it a great one. Your resume happens to be the first impression you make with an organization and let’s be clear; a photo on a resume is more of a distraction.
We’ve all seen those awkward family photos on the Internet (if you haven’t, you can check out www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com for a nice laugh) and that can be the impression you give. A resume is meant to market your skills, employment history and educational background. Unless you are applying for a job where physical appearances are a requirement, go ahead and leave that cheesy smile for a formal interview!