TikTok Resumes is a modern video approach to job applications

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Find a job through TikTok’s new microsite, record an application video, tag #TikTokResumes and submit your TikTok to the companies.

Short-form video sharing service TikTok are testing a new recruitment microsite TikTok Resumes. In wake of career and job-related content organically popping up on TikTok such as #CareerTok, TikTok Resumes hopes to streamline job searching and application on the platform. Applicants can search for job opening by brands and roles (filterable by location and experience), post a video resume on TikTok, and submit to TikTok Resumes.

TikTok Resumes is an interesting idea that turns traditional paper resumes into a largely untapped format for job applications, keeping to the short-form vertical aesthetic of TikTok videos. 37 brands have agreed to accept TikTok Resumes, with recognisable names such as Chipotle, Target, WWE, Alo Yoga, Shopify, Contra and Movers+Shakers. With the applications taking place on TikTok, you’ll find many roles centred around social media, content development, presenting and video production. Experience levels range from entry level and volunteer, to executive and director.

Once you’ve found a relevant job on TikTok Resumes, record a video on TikTok, post it publicly with #TikTokResumes in the caption, copy the link and submit it to the jobs posted on TikTok Resumes. This ensures applications aren’t lost to the algorithm, allowing companies to see all videos and not just those on the For You page or top of the hashtag. You can submit the same video to multiple companies or create multiple videos to keep them tailored to the role. Videos and you account must stay public for at least one month to allow recruiters to review the video. If you don’t find a suitable job, you can still post a video under the hashtag and hope you’re scouted. Should you be of interest, the company will get hold of you to continue to the next steps of the process.

TikTok has shared do’s and don’ts, examples from Christian, TreManda, Bri and MAKENA, as well as career tips from creators Wonsulting, Gohar Khan, Cynthia Huang and Christen

The program is open today in the US until July 31. As the program is only open for two weeks, it’s clear the process is just a test, but should companies and applicants find success, TikTok could expand TikTok Resumes long term and to more countries.

TikTok Resumes is officially open and accepting TikTok video resumes. We’re humbled to be able to partner with some of the world’s most admired and emerging brands as we pilot a new way for job seekers to showcase their experiences and skillsets in creative and authentic ways. #CareerTok is already a thriving subculture on the platform and we can’t wait to see how the community embraces TikTok Resumes and helps to reimagine recruiting and job discovery.

Nick Tran, Global Head of Marketing, TikTok

TikTok Resumes is a natural extension of our TikTok College Ambassadors program, where we previously employed hundreds of college students as on-campus brand representatives. Like many, college students were impacted by the pandemic and have displayed a resilience and unwavering optimism that’s truly been inspiring. We’re excited to help students and job seekers everywhere unleash their creativity and ‘get the bag!’

Kayla Dixon, Marketing Manager, TikTok

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