Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

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Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:08 pm

This is REALLY WIERD.

I sent my resume out to an employer. The employer then sent an email back to me asking for a picture. Isn't that kind of creepy?

Has this happened to anyone else? I mean I sent the pic, and then he invited me for an interview.

I'm thinking this is really strange, and I'll just skip the interview.

Also, it gets even wierder (this is a legal assistant sort of job)... the lawyer is a top lawyer in his respective field in DC. But honestly.... i don't want to work with someone that has a wierd hiring practice.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:18 pm

come on guys. what do you think?

Bump!!!!

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby 02082010 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This is REALLY WIERD.

I sent my resume out to an employer. The employer then sent an email back to me asking for a picture. Isn't that kind of creepy?

Has this happened to anyone else? I mean I sent the pic, and then he invited me for an interview.

I'm thinking this is really strange, and I'll just skip the interview.

Also, it gets even wierder (this is a legal assistant sort of job)... the lawyer is a top lawyer in his respective field in DC. But honestly.... i don't want to work with someone that has a wierd hiring practice.


Flame? Why be anonymous if you don't even drop the name of the firm? Also, I'm pretty sure that's illegal... requesting a picture during the hiring process.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby dood » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:57 am

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:21 am

School? wrote:Pics or it didn't happen....


+1

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:23 am

I think you could take it to mean he's "creepy", which is kind of jumping the gun. Or he wants someone who looks professional, and I don't just mean clothing.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:This is REALLY WIERD.

I sent my resume out to an employer. The employer then sent an email back to me asking for a picture. Isn't that kind of creepy?

Has this happened to anyone else? I mean I sent the pic, and then he invited me for an interview.

I'm thinking this is really strange, and I'll just skip the interview.

Also, it gets even wierder (this is a legal assistant sort of job)... the lawyer is a top lawyer in his respective field in DC. But honestly.... i don't want to work with someone that has a wierd hiring practice.


Well I mean at least he didn't see your pic and then decline an interview.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:45 am

So, you only began to think it was weird AFTER you sent the pic and got the interview?

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby IHeartIthaca » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:45 am

did you have anything on your resume like

Dates: 1992-2005
Title: Body Artist
Employer: Mohawks, Tattoos and Exotic Piercings, Inc.

If so, I could maybe understand.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby squelp » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:53 am

I was asked to give a pic for a teaching job...didn't think it was weird at the time.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:01 am

It's really illegal to hire based on physical appearances? I haven't taken employment law but this must be wrong.

Anyway, I don't think it is incredibly weird. Physical appearance sometimes matters, particularly when you would be his face to the outside world. Why bring you in if your physical appearance would rule you out?

That said, if you get creeper vibes during your interview, run, don't walk away.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Corsair » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:33 am

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:52 am

Mr. Matlock wrote:So, you only began to think it was weird AFTER you sent the pic and got the interview?


Yea I'm desperate for a job.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:54 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:This is REALLY WIERD.

I sent my resume out to an employer. The employer then sent an email back to me asking for a picture. Isn't that kind of creepy?

Has this happened to anyone else? I mean I sent the pic, and then he invited me for an interview.

I'm thinking this is really strange, and I'll just skip the interview.

Also, it gets even wierder (this is a legal assistant sort of job)... the lawyer is a top lawyer in his respective field in DC. But honestly.... i don't want to work with someone that has a wierd hiring practice.


Flame? Why be anonymous if you don't even drop the name of the firm? Also, I'm pretty sure that's illegal... requesting a picture during the hiring process.


It's def not flame. It's a legal job/assistant position.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:It's really illegal to hire based on physical appearances? I haven't taken employment law but this must be wrong.

Anyway, I don't think it is incredibly weird. Physical appearance sometimes matters, particularly when you would be his face to the outside world. Why bring you in if your physical appearance would rule you out?

That said, if you get creeper vibes during your interview, run, don't walk away.



good point.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:So, you only began to think it was weird AFTER you sent the pic and got the interview?


Yea I'm desperate for a job.


Obviously not that desperate... If you're walking away from the interview because he asked for your picture.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:09 am

IHeartIthaca wrote:did you have anything on your resume like

Dates: 1992-2005
Title: Body Artist
Employer: Mohawks, Tattoos and Exotic Piercings, Inc.

If so, I could maybe understand.


no. I did even say anything related to modeling, glamour, or magazines.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:32 am

Maybe he wanted to make sure things were gonna be all white.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:34 am

better he ask you for a pic than for access to your facebook...

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Raskolnikoff » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:35 am

IHeartIthaca wrote:did you have anything on your resume like

Dates: 1992-2005
Title: Body Artist
Employer: Mohawks, Tattoos and Exotic Piercings, Inc.

If so, I could maybe understand.

)))))))))))))))) ROFL @ work

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby 02082010 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:14 am

Corsair wrote:To my knowledge, physical appearance is not a protected class. I mean hell, A+F hires employees based on it regularly with no problem.

I imagine this guy is flooded with resumes given the economy, so given the option why not weed out the fuglies? Especially if this is a position that may have client contact.


It's not the same thing. Someone comes in for an interview and you don't hire them because they're unattractive is not a big deal bc they can't prove that's why you didn't hire them, there could be thousands of reasons for that.

You requesting a picture of someone who has applied (obviously interested, obviously looked over their resume) and then not hiring can be seen as discriminatory. I work in the Career Services office at my school and some retarded girl had a picture of herself in the upper right hand corner of her resume bc it "added a personal touch" and I remember the head of the office saying that employers wouldn't even look at the application bc it could be seen as discriminatory/showing preferences no mattter what they did (hire her or not).

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby underdawg » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:17 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Corsair wrote:To my knowledge, physical appearance is not a protected class. I mean hell, A+F hires employees based on it regularly with no problem.

I imagine this guy is flooded with resumes given the economy, so given the option why not weed out the fuglies? Especially if this is a position that may have client contact.


It's not the same thing. Someone comes in for an interview and you don't hire them because they're unattractive is not a big deal bc they can't prove that's why you didn't hire them, there could be thousands of reasons for that.

You requesting a picture of someone who has applied (obviously interested, obviously looked over their resume) and then not hiring can be seen as discriminatory. I work in the Career Services office at my school and some retarded girl had a picture of herself in the upper right hand corner of her resume bc it "added a personal touch" and I remember the head of the office saying that employers wouldn't even look at the application bc it could be seen as discriminatory/showing preferences no mattter what they did (hire her or not).

CS was saying "you're an uggo" in code

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:19 am

underdawg wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
Corsair wrote:To my knowledge, physical appearance is not a protected class. I mean hell, A+F hires employees based on it regularly with no problem.

I imagine this guy is flooded with resumes given the economy, so given the option why not weed out the fuglies? Especially if this is a position that may have client contact.


It's not the same thing. Someone comes in for an interview and you don't hire them because they're unattractive is not a big deal bc they can't prove that's why you didn't hire them, there could be thousands of reasons for that.

You requesting a picture of someone who has applied (obviously interested, obviously looked over their resume) and then not hiring can be seen as discriminatory. I work in the Career Services office at my school and some retarded girl had a picture of herself in the upper right hand corner of her resume bc it "added a personal touch" and I remember the head of the office saying that employers wouldn't even look at the application bc it could be seen as discriminatory/showing preferences no mattter what they did (hire her or not).

CS was saying "you're an uggo" in code


You know the worst part is, when he asked for my pic he sent me an email saying he updated the job posting with required materials as a picture. I checked this morning and that requirement was gone.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby 02082010 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:
underdawg wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
Corsair wrote:To my knowledge, physical appearance is not a protected class. I mean hell, A+F hires employees based on it regularly with no problem.

I imagine this guy is flooded with resumes given the economy, so given the option why not weed out the fuglies? Especially if this is a position that may have client contact.


It's not the same thing. Someone comes in for an interview and you don't hire them because they're unattractive is not a big deal bc they can't prove that's why you didn't hire them, there could be thousands of reasons for that.

You requesting a picture of someone who has applied (obviously interested, obviously looked over their resume) and then not hiring can be seen as discriminatory. I work in the Career Services office at my school and some retarded girl had a picture of herself in the upper right hand corner of her resume bc it "added a personal touch" and I remember the head of the office saying that employers wouldn't even look at the application bc it could be seen as discriminatory/showing preferences no mattter what they did (hire her or not).

CS was saying "you're an uggo" in code


You know the worst part is, when he asked for my pic he sent me an email saying he updated the job posting with required materials as a picture. I checked this morning and that requirement was gone.


Flame. Please ban.

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Re: Sent my resume, and employer asked for my pic. WTF?

Postby kurla88 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:41 am

He's probably just trying to connect names to faces. *rolls eyes*




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