Should I apply for office job that requires a photo with application?
I've only been asked to send a photograph with a kids entertainer job, and that was because it was to show how fun you are. This office junior/receptionist job sounds perfect, except it askes for a photograph along with CV and covering letter. Is this normal? All the office jobs I've applied to before has never asked.
Asked By: PollyPine - 9/24/2009
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No. It's sexist.How would it make you feel if you got the job. Would you not feel as if you got the job for your looks not your ability ?
Answered By: Clairelouise - 9/24/2009
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i have never heard of that either but it might be a way of them remebering who you are, like how they have in the x factor! =)
Answered By: kinkykirsty92 - 9/24/2009
Managing a medical office, it has been written up in some of our notices that we should get photo IDs to put in charts. Also, a lot of corporations have been taking photos and even putting them on your company tags for easy identification, and security purposes... More
Answered By: Gypsygrl - 9/24/2009
I cant see a problem with this request. I worked in a hospital pharmacy and all members of staff had to have an ID photgraph taken by security dept... More
Answered By: bty81216349 - 9/24/2009
I can't see why not but that sounds like discrimination because they obv want someone for their looks not ability.
Answered By: :-) - 9/24/2009
The photo can be good and bad. It's illegal to hire/not hire anyone based on your looks-but at the same time since this job is for working with children, they obviously want your photo so they can judge you---they judge on looks-not on personality. So, that's sad.
Answered By: Redhead - 9/24/2009
I think this situation is a "If it doesn't seem right to you, then don't do it" type issue. I personally wouldn't submit my picture when applying for a job. This can sway the hiring manager to hire a person based on looks and not skills. Plus it's a poor reflection of the company you are considering applying for... More
Answered By: Gary - 9/24/2009
It is not illegal to ask for a photograph in a job application. But, like any employment screening question, the employer would... More
Answered By: Ian - 9/25/2009
Answered By: Richard - 9/27/2009
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