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Should I Include a Picture on My Resume?

The short answer is no. Why? For one, many large U.S. companies have strict policies to protect them from potential discrimination or bias accusations which include automatic disqualification for self-identification of gender or age by the applicant.
Also, most ATS programs have difficulty processing images. This causes a readability issue, preventing the system from passing your application through to the next phase (eliminating your candidacy for the job).
There is almost no upside and several potential problems, making it not worth including a picture on your resume. For these reasons, Five Minute Resume does not include an option to add a picture.