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Poll: Should Everyone Have A Photo On Their LinkedIn Profile?

OK, not a poll where you can vote because I need more than that, I need answers.

I have been doing presentations for years and I never used to struggle with this question. I mean, 2 years ago who cared how old, what race or what you looked like?

Today in this economy some are being discriminated against and as a late 30 year old white guy I feel awkward about giving the best advice possible.

2 years ago I said, “Put your photo on there. Adding a face to a name always helps. And if someone does not want to work with you because of age or race, screw them. You did not want to work with them anyway.”

But now, I feel conflicted as there does appear to be some discrimination going on. I do still suggest a photo on the profile but I am not as sure as I was. Although, I question more when a photo is not on the profile.

So help me friends, what advice do/would you give?

Leave a comment below please versus sending an email. I would like to get a conversation going about this.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

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Do job applicants always tell the truth?

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Amit Puri is the Managing Consultant at Sandbox Advisors. He has over 10 years of business and HR related experience, with companies such as Bain & Co, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Sandbox Advisors is based in Singapore and provides career management and HR consulting services in Asia.

A common concern when hiring a candidate is whether the applicant has told the truth about various aspects of their background. It is not unlikely for applicants to feel that they are more likely to get the job if they distort their age, cover-up gaps in their work history and claim to have educational qualifications they do not actually have.

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