The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap
As technology evolves, new opportunities continue to emerge that enhance executive resumes and overall job searches. One relatively new concept that job seekers are taking advantage of is the QR code.
The QR code, also known as the quick-response code, is a 2-dimensional bar code that contacts a set of data (text, numbers, or a hyperlink). If the code is placed on an executive resume, it can instantly link a hiring decision maker to important details about you as an applicant.
Why QR Codes Are Beneficial
QR codes add to the new generation of advancements shaping the world of job seeking. These unique codes are becoming popular as marketing tools and are often found on business cards, in magazines, and even on billboards.
When applicants add a QR code to their resumes, hiring managers with QR readers can scan the code to be directly routed to information embedded in the code. Codes may contain a link to a LinkedIn page or Google profile, display a telephone number or message, or simply share anything interesting that can increase knowledge about the applicant.