You’ve tweaked and crafted your résumé, spell-checked it at least twice. But have you included a “QR code?”
Those are the bar codes that are popping up in newspapers, on consumer products and elsewhere, that can be scanned by smartphones. Some people are adding these to their résumés to direct employers to online portfolios, contact information and other application materials.
“People are definitely getting creative,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at jobs site CareerBuilder.com. “Individuals can create a code and link it to other information about their background.”
However, applicants need to know their audience and should think carefully before submitting a résumé that some employers may view as hokey. Furthermore, many employers spend less than a minute reviewing a résumé—they won’t have time for or interest in videos and charts.
Given the nature of this drive- by world make your resume stand out in a crowd..