Did you know that only 25% of resumes actually get looked at by a human? The rest get screened by Applicant Tracking Software. 🙄
So how can you cut through the noise and get noticed by your dream company? 🥁 TikTok resumes!
What Are TikTok Resumes?
A 60 second TikTok video that features you and what you can offer an employer
Basically the 2021, upgraded version of a paper resume
The trend has been gaining momentum during COVID, with success stories like...
Why Does It Work?
🎨 It leads with your skills. No matter what kind of creator you are, you have a chance to lead by showing what you can do.
⏱️ It's quick. You can cut to show a ton of different projects in a minute (instead of taking paragraphs in your cover letter to communicate the same thing).
💫 It shows your personality. Work is way more fun when you work with good people. While skills come first, being authentic makes you way more attractive as a candidate.
🧠 It's memorable. Viewers remember 95% of a message they see in video form, compared to 10% when reading.
Employers Are Starting To Recruit From TikTok
HBO made an open call on TikTok for a summer internship and hired @pxrxvi after seeing her TikTok
Hollister Co made an open call for applicants to ditch the paper and submit TikTok resumes
For the same reasons that you'd want to create a TikTok resume!
They get to know applicants faster than sifting through resumes
It's the fastest way to see your drive, attitude, and skills
But It's Not For Every Field
✅ TikTok resumes are a great way to get noticed by innovative companies and departments, especially if they focus on:
content production or marketing
targeting gen z consumers
😬 TikTok resumes will be less likely to win over more old-school, conservative companies (or departments) like:
banks and insurance companies
risk and compliance departments
Which of these would be a good target for a TikTok resume?
Entry level position in law enforcement
Digital marketer at software company
Full time teaching role
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