Eugenia Kurochka wrote:
I think every person can find a photo where he/she looks "attractive" for clients or at least neutral =) Besides, potential clients can dislike this or that logo, so where is the real borderline between a logo and a picture for translators sometimes?
I have also been taught to avoid photos in CV and related documents. However, I think that translation industry differs from many other industries, with marketing being its one of the most powerful tools. There are translators who put their picture in CV and have enough clients and there are translators who have "no face" but are still successful.
I find a photo is a reliable evidence for a new contact before we can ensure the job quality etc. Translators work like lawyers: personal skill commands the customer satisfaction.