Need help landing a new job? Using a Tag could be the secret sauce that makes recruiters think your resume tastes great (metaphorically speaking). Using a 2D barcode (especially a colorful, customized Tag) can set it apart from the rest of the pile and help you rise above other hungry job-seekers in this tricky professional climate.
Graphic designers, social media pros, and digital media journalists alike can show off that they're tech-savvy – and give hiring managers more info than can fit on a single sheet of paper. A Tag on a resume could link to a bunch of things like:
- A video of you explaining your capabilities (like this guy did) or demonstrating your acting or video-journalism chops
- A graphic design portfolio or links to writing clips
- Your personal website, with links to your LinkedIn account, blog, and other pages
Custom Tags can even incorporate your logo, initials, or other aspects of your personal brand.
Giving HR staff a way to interact with you off the printed page could be what it takes to land you that awesome job. What do you think – would you put a Tag on your resume? Are there other marketing collateral type ideas that could help set you apart? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.