Outside the Box Job Searching - QR Codes & PinterestPresentation Transcript
QR Codes & Pinterest:What do these have todo with finding a job? Sarah Rach-Sovich
Job Search is:
First of all…
QR Code: 2-dimensional “quick response” code that contains a set of data (text, numbers or a hyperlink)
They are read through Smartphone apps
My E-folio and LinkedIn
Try this business card…
Put it on…
A creative way to market yourself – it gets you noticed! Gives you a competitive edge Encourages actual contact (link to a contact form) Possible hiring managers can get to you any time (on the go) vs. just at their computer You give them access to a TON more info You will project an image of being technologically vital Help them find the real you (multiple names) There are ways to check out who is checking you out
What else can you do with them?
You can even get fancy!
I’m sold… how do I get one? www.QRStuff.com
Is this really catching on?
From a marketingstandpoint… this is HUGE!
From aJob SearchStandpoint
Again… I want to know WHY? Creates a brand Shows areas of expertise Terrific visual connection! Show examples of your work LinkedIn Electronic portfolio Websites/blogs Shows you have some technology skills
Once you are set up…
Download the “Pin It” button
Use images Use image captions Upload strategically Expand your portfolio Show your passion Add boards Stay up-to-date
Just like every other online site… Creating it isn’t enough It is about engaging It’s a living thing… not meant to be static