I am at that stage in my college career where internships become more important than my diploma. Yes an education is important, but in today’s economy an education can only get you so far. It’s all about experience. To get that experience you must have an internship.
So I’m currently applying and I was looking at my résumé and it just looked average. I said to myself, “Everyone who is applying for this internship will have a résumé, what will make ME stand out.” unfortunately, I did not have an answer. After thinking about it for a few days, it kept me up all night, it dawned on me. I could add a QR code to my résumé linking my potential boss to my portfolio, or my LinkedIn account, of my blog.
What’s a QR code you ask? It’s those boxy bar codes you see everywhere like on posters or products. A person can download an app on his phone, scan the code, and automatically be sent to a webpage or receive contact information.
Right away I got on Google, found me a QR generator, and created my personal code. Right now it’s only connects to my portfolio, but it opens a world of possibilities. I hope this and a few other things I do to my résumé will help is stick out in a crowd.
I wonder what else I could use a QR code for? Got any ideas, let me know!
Until next time,
- What is a Resume? I’ll Tell You What It’s NOT… (kimberlyjmyers.wordpress.com)
- QR Codes Explained and How to Use Them (simplehelp.net)