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Old 26.06.2008, 21:17
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CV Photos in Zurich

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Got any recommendations on places to get a CV photo taken here in Zurich? My current photo is about 2 years old and looking kind of young...

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Old 27.06.2008, 05:23
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

Hi, and welcome to Zurich!

My friend and work associate's name is Olivier Pages. His website is www.flysign.ch

Otherwise, there are always the photo stands in places like the Hauptbanhof (main station) that are very cheap, but who knows what you get!

Good luck

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Got any recommendations on places to get a CV photo taken here in Zurich? My current photo is about 2 years old and looking kind of young...
There is a photo studio near Stadelhofen across the way from the bodyshop. Think its called Beyer. Have used them twice, will do passport and professional full profile pics (though these take 48hrs to be processed).

Speak english and are reasonably priced.
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

I would just get a passport style photo of you dressed appropriately. I think a larger professional photo for CV purposes, unless it a modelling job, has a whiff of vanity.

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Old 27.06.2008, 10:11
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I would just get a passport style photo of you dressed appropriately. I think a larger professional photo for CV purposes, unless it a modelling job, has a whiff of vanity.

dave

I agree, if the job listing does not require a photo, you might be better off without one. I have used both, but my guide to interviewing suggests that a photo can sometimes cause a CV to not be looked at as carefully as a CV without one. They are hiring you for your qualifications, not your looks
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Like your style.

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I agree, if the job listing does not require a photo, you might be better off without one. I have used both, but my guide to interviewing suggests that a photo can sometimes cause a CV to not be looked at as carefully as a CV without one. They are hiring you for your qualifications, not your looks
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Old 27.06.2008, 14:24
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

Thanks for the thoughts, guys, but as I'm interviewing with Swiss companies, I'd rather follow Swiss customs. It's worked well for me so far. And taking pictures in a photo booth has a whiff of cheapness, to me. ;-)
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Oh, for God's sake don't smile then. Look petulant. I think someone has already suggested the "Slapped Mullet" look.

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Thanks for the thoughts, guys, but as I'm interviewing with Swiss companies, I'd rather follow Swiss customs.
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Old 27.06.2008, 14:35
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Thanks for the thoughts, guys, but as I'm interviewing with Swiss companies, I'd rather follow Swiss customs. It's worked well for me so far. And taking pictures in a photo booth has a whiff of cheapness, to me. ;-)

This tip actually came from a Swiss book - a fantastic one at that and quite funny too. If you can read German I definitely recommend it.


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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

I'm an ugly bast@rd - if I put a photo of me in athe CV I would never have got a job here . More seriously, I would wonder why on earth someone would send in their photo - for me it might suggest that the submitter was not confident enough that the CV stands out on its own.

If at all possible, find/befirend someone within the company you want to work for and get them to sumit the cv personally. Internal applicatins like this seem to get more interviews in my experience.
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

I'm a portrait photographer based in Zurich - i can help you out and probably fairly reasonably priced too. Not sure what your budget is but I'm sure we can figure something out! More expensive than a photobooth but also better quality.
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

CVs on the Continent go with a passport pic, period.

The way I did it: pic taken at Foto Ganz in Shopville (way down in the back where you get down to platforms 23-24 near McFit), went over to CopyPrint (on the same level but opposite end (Restseller/2nd Migros), where you get up to Bahnhofquai tram stops), scanned and saved it onto my camera's SD memory card. They also can e-mail it to you if you have no digital storage along (and don't think of popping into Interdiscount).

At home, checked size and inserted it into the CV in Word as image file.
I just head down to the nearest copy shop and print the required number of colour copies.

Presto: could crank out any number of CVs at no additional photo expense

Of course, if you have a good digital camera and somebody with a steady hand or a tripod...
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Old 28.06.2008, 21:10
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

Machine at Stadelhofen station on the stairway below the ticket counters. Copy quality was good last time I used it about 6 months ago.
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

Don't bother, unless it's a really Swiss company.

If it's IT or a big international, no-one cares.

Do you want to work for a company that has a beauty contest, not a recruitment process?
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Re: CV Photos in Zurich

Thanks to those who responded with info on where I can get CV photos taken. ;-)
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Professional CV photos (Zürich)

Hi, everyone!
I need to make a professional photo for my CV. I've looked through some related old threads but they seem a bit outdated.
I would really appreciate if you can recommend some (preferrably English-speaking) Zürich-based photographers or studios charging decent prices.
Thanks a lot in advance,
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Re: Professional CV photos (Zürich)

Has any prospective employer asked for a photo with your CV ?
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Has any prospective employer asked for a photo with your CV ?
They don't have to ask... It is absolutely standard here.
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They don't have to ask... It is absolutely standard here.
Whilst I don't doubt you, indeed, thanks for the advice, I can't possibly see what purpose it serves.
Can Any HR people explain what purpose this serves, and what they look for. Are any decisions made based on the applicants photo ? Maybe this should be another thread, then again some pointers for the OP may be appreciated.
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Re: Professional CV photos (Zürich)

Back on topic, unless the position is allied to the looks trade, I would think that a relaxed smiley passport photo from any booth would suffice... Anything more could perhaps backfire. I could be wrong here again though.
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