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Re: Photo on Resume site or "Gee, get a load of my navel"
Subject:Re: Photo on Resume site or "Gee, get a load of my navel" From:"Jane" <judydh -at- total -dot- net> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 24 Jul 2000 15:47:59 -0400
Oh god. I am so glad I just removed my photo from my resume.
That said, my site is _my_ site, and employers would get the full brunt of
my charming personality anyway, so if they can't handle anything but
shrinking violets, then my web site should be _just_ enough to dissuade them
from calling. My site has mellowed out with time...it hasn't got close-ups
of navel lint but it does have tattoos and left-leaning eat-your-granola
text bites and yes, lovely pictures of me me me me me. As soon as I can scan
some stuff, and then upgrade to a digital camera (think I might go with an
Olympus D 360L, comments anyone?) then the site might be a little more
So, Darren, no photo on resume, but show some creativity on your site. It
might serve as a bad-employer repellent.