I have run into a weird situation and am wondering if anyone else has also run into this. I cleared into the YYZ IFR candidate pool last August and have been waiting for the call to a course since then. After fruitlessly checking the Take Charge site for changes over the months, I decided maybe I should post a better photo than the quick snap I had posted initially (which was actually the second photo I had uploaded in the first couple weeks in the pool). Stupid thing to do as it turned out. When I deleted my old one, the system wouldn't take a new upload! More specifically, it said it accepted it (got the "upload accepted" message) but no photo actually appeared in photo spot. And when I backed out to my candidate profile and/or status page the "you need to upload a photo" message still appeared.
I contacted the recruiting desk but she said there was nothing wrong with the system and nothing she could do for me. After a number of further attempts over a few weeks she did say to send her the jpeg file and she would add it to my candidate file (presumably an offline file??). Anyway, this has been the situation for a few months now. I try again every few weeks, sometimes using different browsers, different photos, even different computers (Mac/PC); but nothing has worked.
My concern is that the folks who select people for courses may see my blank photo page and without knowing the back-story will conclude "this is a guy who can't follow instructions" and so decide against inviting me. It is beyond frustrating to think I may not get in due to some stupid glitch like this. And yes, I know I should not have messed with the photo in the first place, but it did work once before (in first weeks in the pool). If nothing else, perhaps others will be deterred from doing the same stupid thing.
If someone else had this problem and got it resolved, I'd love to hear how.
I think you're stressing over nothing. Do you really believe that after the tests, interviews and being ranked and placed in the IFR pool that the company will say "no photo, no course"? Seriously?