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Subject:Re: photos w/ resumes From:Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:38:22 GMT
Was the company/poster in Europe? It's very common there (almost required)
to provide a photo with resumes.
If you include the UK as part of europe, I can assure you that you are wrong.
To require a photo (unless the job is for a model or actor or similar where
looks are relevant) would almost certainly be seen as a way to promote racial
discrimination. We have laws against that sort of thing.
I have never seen a request for a photo, and no resumes ever submitted to me
have had one.