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QR Codes – Making Job Finding Less of a Job

In the market for a new job? Looking to elevate your career? There’s only so much you can get across in a CV. And even if you do manage to write a resume pitch that’s worthy of the Booker Prize, you’ve still got to make yourself stand out and do a stellar job of getting your personality across to recruiters so that you don’t get lost in that vast ocean of applications.

And that’s where a CV QR code comes into play.

If you’re going to move up the career ladder and land that dream job, you’re going to need to do something pretty special during the recruitment process.

Way too many great people get overlooked just because their CVs don’t sing. Some who could probably do the job in their sleep may not even make it to round one of the selection process, ending up on the ‘no’ pile before they’ve even had a chance to pitch their worth.

CVs are ‘static entities’

The thing with CVs is that they are static entities. You may be the world’s best articulator when it comes to the written word, and that lovely smiley photo in the top right hand corner of your resume probably does help a tad when it comes to showing your human side. But the thing that recruiters are really looking for is personality, and of course, evidence of the ability to fulfil a role.

Recruiters have a desire to see that candidates will fit into their prospective teams. They want to make sure they’ll be well received, and that they have a natural affinity for the specific job they’re being recruited into.

Predictions around the ‘Future of Work’ reveal that employers will be looking to fill roles with specific natural talent sets, rather than looking at lists of qualifications and past experience timelines. And that social skills – something that has seen something of an erosion in the workplace in recent times (a lot of it due to pandemic-induced isolated working) – will be a high priority for recruiters.

And so we come back to the static entity CV. No piece of paper, however well written, is going to show a potential employer that you have what it takes to nail the job and integrate with and possibly even lead your team. So what’s the answer?

You need something a whole lot more dynamic and engaging. Something that provides first-hand insight into your personality, your skills, and the value of those skills. And that’s why you need to send recruiters somewhere they can see all of this stuff for themselves.

What can you share with a CV QR code?

By placing a QR code on a CV, you can give recruiters instant access to a raft of standout reasons why they should hire you. Or at very least, golden buzzer you to interview stage so you can state your case face to face.

Here are just a few things you can deliver courtesy of a CV QR code…

A link to your best work – a portfolio, a showreel… showcase your work and abilities with something dynamic and engaging. A showreel QR code is particularly powerful for actors, but also works well for anyone involved in presenting or training.

Video testimonials – there’s nothing more believable than a video testimonial from someone you’ve worked for. A good reference ticks a box. But get that referee to talk openly on camera about how great you are at your job, and that will tip the scales in your favour in a big way. You can also use a QR code on a CV to link to your LinkedIn endorsements.

‘Why hire me’ – your best chance pre-interview to explain why you would be such a valuable addition to the company and how you are specifically skilled to undertake the role successfully. Pursuing a creative role? Why not go all out and turn it into an animation? If you want to stand out, make it your best pitch!

Ready to stand out in the job market with a CV or showreel QR code?

Showreel and CV QR codes have the power to take you to the top of the recruitment pile. Be creative, show your worth and stand out in the crowd by harnessing QR technology. We’re here to help you make that all-important career leap.

First published: 10th June 2023 | Author: Anthony Kirrane.
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