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Do Not Say: "A headshot is required before you can be considered for this position."
We've all seen the ads on Craigslist – so-called employers asking for photos along with resumes before an applicant will even be considered. But asking for a picture may violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which says you cannot consider race, color, sex, religion, or national origin when making any employment decision, including hiring. "Asking for a picture with the resume opens the door for the interviewer to possibly reject candidates for an interview based on how they look, and can open the door to a lawsuit," Moskowitz says. If you need help recalling a certain applicant, create a filing system that places resumes in the order of interest.