12/28/09

For the places that I am sending a physical copy of my resume, should I attach a headshot? I just think it is easier from a recruiting standpoint to consider the applicant when they can put a face on them...

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12/28/09

Yes definitely. I've done it on several occasions, I usually attach a picture of Josh Duhamal though because I think that will give me a better shot with the ladies wanting to bring me in.

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12/28/09

Yes. In fact, make the headshot your resume's background picture.

12/28/09

Definitely not - this isn't a college application. You'd be the only one with a headshot, and people would probably find it a bit ridiculous. Google around - video resumes and the like do not have a strong history on Wall Street.

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12/28/09

Not a good idea, Bull. Remember the guy who made the video of himself lifting weights? A headshot isn't exactly the same thing, but it's in the ballpark.

12/28/09

No....I laugh at the ones I get.

12/28/09

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

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In reply to SirBankalot
12/28/09

ok thanks...i guess it is a weird thing to do and I probably would laugh at it also

SirBankalot:

Yes. In fact, make the headshot your resume's background picture.

go fuck yourself since you probably have no one else willing to

12/28/09

haha has anyone heard anything about him?

12/28/09

In the u.S its illegal to require a headshot (prejudice blah blah) ...

12/28/09

Yes - that alexis guy was working at MS prime brokerage - he quit recently to go to another hedge fund - he's doing Middle Office type stuff

12/28/09

def not...your resume will stick out in a bad/JVish way

12/28/09

don't do it, it's too douchey

In reply to GordonsGecko
12/28/09
GordonsGecko:

Yes - that alexis guy was working at MS prime brokerage - he quit recently to go to another hedge fund - he's doing Middle Office type stuff

Source?

12/28/09
In reply to The Raging Bull
12/28/09
The Raging Bull:

ok thanks...i guess it is a weird thing to do and I probably would laugh at it also

SirBankalot:

Yes. In fact, make the headshot your resume's background picture.

go fuck yourself since you probably have no one else willing to

You ask a stupid question and what kind of response do you expect? A little common sense would go a long way in this situation -- you should not be surprised by Bankalot's response.

12/28/09

Depending on what country you're in, this may or may not be common practice (similar to putting your ethnicity, age, etc.). While I agree, the question was a bit basic, it probably warranted a tad more clarification before you tore the guy apart.

In case it wasn't obvious by now, don't include a headshot.

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In reply to 1styearBanker
12/28/09

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