TikTok Launches 'Resumes' To Help Connect Candidates With Job Opportunities

by WarriorForum.com Administrator
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A new article on Social Media Today reports that if you're currently looking for a job and a new way to stand out to recruiters and HR managers, maybe TikTok is your ticket, with the platform today launching its new 'Resumes' program in the US, which enables people to post personal job pitches via TikTok clips.

TikTok's looking to slide into the recruitment space via a new, dedicated job application process, which will seek to connect TikTok users with open positions via the app:

"TikTok Resumes is a pilot program designed to continue expanding and enhancing TikTok as a new channel for recruitment and job discovery. We're teaming up with select companies and inviting job seekers to apply for entry-level to experienced positions with some of the world's most sought-after employers, including Chipotle, Target, WWE, Alo Yoga, Shopify, Contra, Movers+Shakers, and many more, with a TikTok video resume."
The process of actually posting a TikTok Resume is straightforward - candidates use TikTok clips to "showcase their skillsets and experiences", then post them to the app using the #TikTokResumes tag in their caption. You can then apply to any listed job by providing a link to your TikTok application clip (as well as a link to your LinkedIn profile if you choose).

As the Washington Post reported back in March, TikTok is already becoming an active space for career guidance and advice:

"TikTok, widely known for 15-second videos of cranberry juice-drinking skateboarders and group dance challenges, is fast emerging as a force in the job search ecosystem at a time when unemployment remains high, a new generation looks for their first jobs, and pandemic isolation leads to hours of mindless scrolling."
TikTok says that videos using the hashtag #careeradvice already generate more than 80 million video views a day per day, while career advisers like Tessa White are making use of the short, engaging clips to provide actionable tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    Nice update for people that don't use any other social platforms that are more suitable to find a job, LInkedIn for example. I just think that this update is not really in a style and idea of TikTok

    That is right, this is the last place where people will look for a job, I don't think it will have much success in job direction
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  • Profile picture of the author Kavitazen
    Good news for us job vacancy for us in TikTok.
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    This is somewhat surprising, the last thing it'll be used for is a job search.

    I think LinkedIn is much more useful for career-oriented people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bella zanny
    This is surprising. It's hard to picture TikTok and jobs together other than content creator
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesMill
    This is highly odd. But I'm sure younger folks will be attracted to this as they're mostly turned off by LinkedIn.
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  • I don't know much about Tik Tok but to me it seems like a place for young people to "play". It has never seemed serious to me. Resumes and job opportunities seem too serious, IMO.
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  • Seems like a brilliant way of getting people to share more information about themselves. And good for TikTok for quickly responding to the wave of mass resignations.
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  • Profile picture of the author iDigMark
    Tik Tok is the least place I'll consider for employment. Good luck to the applicants tho
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  • Profile picture of the author Aamir Murtaza
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo

      Whatever personal stuff people post on social media is and should always be separate from work.

      Originally Posted by Aamir Murtaza View Post

      Would you ever employ someone who is on TikTok and in addition dances there his/her job application? lol switches
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  • I think this is great! Especially for the younger workforce. Maybe this isn't targeted for those in the corporate or managerial positions, more like part-time or maybe work from home kind of gigs.

    It's a great way to find a job especially if none is available in your area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debb MT
    Time to learn Tiktok. May not work for all, socials are becoming complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    A couple years ago TikTok was to be banned in the US unless it was sold to a US company for US users. A sale was actually 'in the works'.

    Administration changed - plan to sell was dropped - TikTok is still owned by a Chinese company - collecting all the data you care to give it. It's a good platform and a good data collection plan with 7 million new users in the USA just in the first 4 months of 2021.

    Saving one dog will not change the world - but the world changes forever for that one dog.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM2Pat
    This is intriguing enough to explore! I do find it very useful depending on what your filters are set too. I2 Most usefulll websites and travel hacks are very useful! Good Luck
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