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What kind of picture did you use for your application?

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The CBS application has an optional photo section. What kind of picture should someone use? What is the strategy?

Professional?
Casual smiling?
Personality picture while laughing?
Activity - volunteering, hiking/race/etc?
Action shot while working or public speaking?

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The CBS application has an optional photo section. What kind of picture should someone use? What is the strategy?

Professional?
Casual smiling?
Personality picture while laughing?
Activity - volunteering, hiking/race/etc?
Action shot while working or public speaking?


A professional photo works well here. Formal attire. This is what I tell my clients to do and it works out!
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Just used my linkedin one which is suit + tie

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Professional one, with business attire. If dating apps have taught me anything it's to smile in photos so I smiled in mine. :-D

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Did anyone not attach a picture at all? I am considering doing this since I don't have a super professional picture at my fingertips...

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Suit and Tie with my fiancée at a wedding.

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New post 29 Jan 2016, 11:18
iadoreyooh wrote:
Did anyone not attach a picture at all? I am considering doing this since I don't have a super professional picture at my fingertips...


Just my two cents, but I would definitely submit a photo. Everything on the application is an opportunity for them to asses how serious the applicant is, and an opportunity for the applicant to go above and beyond. I think they will notice who submits a photo, who submits a photo with professional attire, who submits a photo that was professionally taken, etc... I agree with the person who mentioned the smile -- when you are looking at a bunch of photos -- the eyes and the smile are what stand out.

Again, this is just my opinion...

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