Last night my time, early morning Kabul time, I called two NGOs to which I applied for jobs. At the first NGO, I could barely hear the guy who answered the phone, and I was then put on hold for a while, during which time, to my extreme amusement, carousel music played. Finally, I was told that my application was being reviewed and I’d hear back the first week in April. When I called the second NGO, a very nice guy in HR told me that I’d hear back on my application in a month, maybe two, depending on promotions and resignations within the organization.
A quick question for those of you who know better. Should I put a thumbnail photo of myself on my CV? This is not something people usually do in the US, but I’m aware that it’s common elsewhere. Good idea or bad idea?
(In photos, I either look like a goofy fourteen year old, or about a decade older than I am, there seems to be no middle ground.)
OR, I could go with a photo of myself with a smiley face photo-shopped where my head should be.