Photos of Attractive Female Job Seekers Stir Up HR Jealousy

Using Photos in your Resume

Interesting research from Harvard Business Review showing that including your picture in a job application might actually hurt the candidates chances for the position.

In companies that advertised job openings, good-looking females (as judged by a panel we assembled) received 6% fewer callbacks than plain-looking females and 23% fewer than women without pictures. The beauty “penalty” was much smaller and less significant when it came to employment agencies, perhaps because the women screening CVs wouldn’t have had to work side-by-side with the candidates.

via Photos of Attractive Female Job Seekers Stir Up HR Jealousy – Bradley J. Ruffle – Harvard Business Review.