Should You Add A QR Code To Your Resume?

The Wall Street Journal discusses that issue today.

QR codes are popping up everywhere: on poster ads, on the sides of busses, and in your favorite restaurant’s windows.

You can even get a pack of free business cards with a personalized QR code from MOO.

But do they belong on your resume?

On the plus side, it may provide recruiters easier access to your online presence. Especially if you have a common name, it can help them find you on LinkedIn without doing a Google search.

On the other hand, they’re going to do a Google search anyway. And you could just as easily put in the fixed URL to your LinkedIn page.

Overall, you should try to stick out without putting more into the style than the substance of your resume. The content is what counts.

Read the WSJ’s discussion here.

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About Beth Connolly

Beth Connolly is Head Editor, Writer, and Marketing Coordinator at the Compliance Exchange and the Wall Street Job Report. She tweets @Bethconnolly and shares her love of the good writing life at her blog, When Nutmeg Met Basil. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, she works in Manhattan and calls Astoria home.

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