Just a heads up: 41% of recruiters judge your photo before ever meeting you
(Original article by Stacey Gawronski)
If you’re job searching, you’re probably very aware of the importance of several things tied to getting hired: a complete LinkedIn profile, a typo-free resume, a tailored cover letter, asking the right interview questions, proving that you’ll not only help the company with its pain points but that you’ll also be a good fit—the list goes on.
Recruiters are trying to check off a lot of boxes, and if you don’t have the basics down pat, you’re not likely to get very far. The truth is, you’ll never get much of an initial look if your photo—literally, the first thing a hiring manager sees when he finds you online—doesn’t make a good impression.
A study by Jobvite points out that 41% of recruiters say seeing a picture of a candidate before meeting them influences their first impression.”