QR Codes and technology seem to be everywhere especially when I’m traveling. Last week I traveled to Atlanta for the third HR Evolution Conference. And as I walked the airport terminals, restaurants, and rode the train to my destination, they were everywhere. As I begin to integrate QR Codes into my own business and marketing strategy with Xceptional HR, job seekers can leverage this technology to their advantage.
- Adding a QR Code to your business card. Adding your LinkedIn profile QR Code or QR Contact Code are two great ways to make an impression. My QR Contact Code uploads my phone number and other contact information directly into your phone. Making it easy for hiring managers, new contacts, and old friends to contact you without the hassle of inputting your contact information.
- QR Codes to Your Resume. Depending your industry, I believe that QR Codes can establish your ability leverage your knowledge of trends and technology to the company’s advantage. Adding a small QR Code to the top portion of your resume where you contact information is already included makes it easy for the hiring manager to learn more about you. You create the pathways as well as the content for them to view making it less likely that they will Google Search you and be led astray.
Aside for QR Codes there are other technology offerings that can not only impress recruiters and hiring manager but serve as a tool to drive companies your direction and improve your search engine optimization.
- Slideshare Your Resume. S lideshare can be added to your LinkedIn profile to help customize and highlight your best qualities but it can also be used as a form of online resume. Slideshare has a very high SEO and will rank high on search engine pages depending on the keywords you add. Additionally, your resume presentation can also be embedded into websites and blogs for recruiters to learn more about you.
- Creative Infographic Resumes. One of my favorite resumes I’ve seen recently is that of Hagan Blount. He created a eye-catching inforgraphic that serves as his resume. This resume infographic has landed on some high profile media sites and is sure to impressive creative agencies and less conservative companies and industries.
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Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR is an author, HR consultant, new media strategist, and author who writes at Blogging4Jobs. Her company, Xceptional HR offers social media strategies, human resources, and recruiting consulting with an eye on digital media. Jessica is the host of Job Search Secrets, an internet television show for job seekers on Tuesdays at 3 PM EST. She is also the author of Tweet This! Twitter for Business, a how to business guide for Twitter.