How to Impress Job Recruiters Using Technology
You may be wondering just how to impress a job recruiter when going out on your next interview. Why not use technology to make an impression with recruiters? Here are four ways to impress potential employers using technology.
Using QR Codes
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. As I walked the airport terminals, restaurants, and rode the train to my destination, they were everywhere. As I begin using 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.
- Adding Creative QR Codes to your resume. Depending on your industry, I believe that a creative QR Code 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 your 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. For an example of how to incorporate a QR code into your resume, view Lindsay Goldner’s resume.
Two More Ways to Impress Recruiters Using Technology
Aside from 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. Slideshare 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 value 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 an eye-catching infographic 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.
Photo Credit Cake Picture Gallery & HaganBlout.com.
Article by Jessica Miller-Merrell
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