Personal QR Code


Building a brand is no longer just for companies and businesses, it’s also about having a personal brand. Maintaining a personal brand can take just as much effort and time as maintaining a business brand. Having a personal brand allows you to connect with a network of people as well as make your online identity more known. The most important thing with a personal brand is to keep it continuously updated with the latest information.

 

While QR codes aren’t new, they are just beginning to grow in popularity in the United States. More and more often, QR codes are being used in marketing campaigns and are proving themselves to be very useful. If they are beneficial in marketing a business, then QR codes will also be beneficial for marketing oneself.

 

Types of information to encode in your personal QR code:

  • Social media profile (Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, Youtube, etc.)
  • Contact information
  • V-Card information
  • Your resume

 

Not only can you have a QR code direct users to your personal information such as a resume, you can also place a QR directly onto your resume. With the job market being tough, a personal QR code placed on a resume can make it stand out among what might be hundreds of applicants. The QR code that you choose to place on your resume can lead to a number of different things.

 

 

What should your resume QR code point to?

  • YouTube Video: Link to a YouTube video of yourself that talks about your greatest strengths and attributes and what you can bring to the organization you are applying to.
  • Blog: If you have a professional blog, place a QR code on your resume pointing to the blog so potential employers can learn a bit more about you and your work.
  • Portfolio: Create a custom online portfolio page and place it on your resume. This will allow potential employers to see some of your best work that cannot be displayed directly on your resume.
  • LinkedIn Page: Direct those looking at your resume to your LinkedIn page where they will be able to learn more about your professional background and work history.

 

Personal QR codes not only allow you to spread information about your personal identity but can also help to make your resume stand out amongst numerous others. Just remember the importance of keeping your personal QR code information up to date.