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Picture included?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:55 pm
by Shvlmyway
Has anyone ever attached a photo to their personal statement that has to do with their topic of choice? Is this crazy/weird/possible? Thanks

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:08 pm
by UVA2B
Don't do it.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:02 am
by Platopus
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Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:16 am
by stego
Did you know that in China, resumes include a picture of the job applicant? (Source: I looked at one Chinese person's resume one time). But you would never put your photo on your American resume.

I agree with the above two posters that this is probably not a good idea. I could probably come up with a crazy hypothetical where a picture of some type wouldn't completely sink your application, but that doesn't mean you should do it.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:53 am
by AJordan
In East Asia there's also an entire industry of CV photographers that do everything, including photoshop, needed to nail the photo section.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:19 am
by mjb447
Only if it's a headshot and you're Elle Woods: that seemed to work out okay for her. Otherwise, no.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:03 am
by Shvlmyway
Thanks everyone!

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:27 am
by Yugihoe
lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:33 am
by UVA2B
Yugihoe wrote:lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?


Not to troll, but I low-key imagined it being a cosplay-centered PS with a picture of their crew.

More likely it's like a picture of the OP at a humanitarian effort or some other thing that connects directly with their PS.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:37 am
by Future Ex-Engineer
UVA2B wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?


Not to troll, but I low-key imagined it being a cosplay-centered PS with a picture of their crew.

More likely it's like a picture of the OP at a humanitarian effort or some other thing that connects directly with their PS.


I was personally hoping it was more of a success story/turned-life-around PS with an attached mugshot from the rock-bottom moment

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:41 am
by Colonel_funkadunk
there was once this photoshopped picture my high school yearbook staff made of me that looked like i was in a war zone. i would add that picture to a PS if i still had it to look alpha af

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:04 am
by Shvlmyway
UVA2B wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?


Not to troll, but I low-key imagined it being a cosplay-centered PS with a picture of their crew.

Haha. Not Asian. Writing about someone close to me who died and was gonna include a pic of us. Guess it's not the best idea though.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 am
by Shvlmyway
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?


Not to troll, but I low-key imagined it being a cosplay-centered PS with a picture of their crew.

More likely it's like a picture of the OP at a humanitarian effort or some other thing that connects directly with their PS.


I was personally hoping it was more of a success story/turned-life-around PS with an attached mugshot from the rock-bottom moment


Should I include my mugshot too? It's a little old though and not a great photo

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 am
by UVA2B
Shvlmyway wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?


Not to troll, but I low-key imagined it being a cosplay-centered PS with a picture of their crew.

Haha. Not Asian. Writing about someone close to me who died and was gonna include a pic of us. Guess it's not the best idea though.


Gotcha. I appreciate what you're trying to do, but it would more likely come off as emotionally manipulative and ineffectual. Let your words demonstrate the connection you had with them and the impact it had on you as a person. In this case, your words are worth more than a picture.

Re: Picture included?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:07 am
by Shvlmyway
UVA2B wrote:
Shvlmyway wrote:
UVA2B wrote:
Yugihoe wrote:lmao out of curiosity, what made you consider doing this? Is it because you're hot? Or is it because you're from Asia?


Not to troll, but I low-key imagined it being a cosplay-centered PS with a picture of their crew.

Haha. Not Asian. Writing about someone close to me who died and was gonna include a pic of us. Guess it's not the best idea though.


Gotcha. I appreciate what you're trying to do, but it would more likely come off as emotionally manipulative and ineffectual. Let your words demonstrate the connection you had with them and the impact it had on you as a person. In this case, your words are worth more than a picture.


Completely understand. Thanks!