Video-sharing app TikTok is launching "TikTok Resumes," an initiative making it possible for users to apply for an entry or mid-level job through a TikTok video resume.
To join, interested candidates ought to showcase their skills and work experiences with the hashtag #TikTokResumes in the caption and send it over to tiktokresumes.com.
From there, the app has partnered with over thirty companies such as Target, Chipotle, Shopify, NASCAR, Alo athleisure, and even WWE to scour and accept potential employees. The feature is only for U.S. job openings for now.
People have since started getting on the trend to share their education, work experience, and career goals through video form.
Post grad job hunting has NOT been easy for me. I’ve submitted hundreds of applications and nothing seems to work out :/#TikTokResumes is trending on Tik Tok and I created a video with hopes of it falling in front of the eyes of some recruiters. Please boost and interact!! pic.twitter.com/cTmqaMcbBl— Jade ? (@jadecarsonxo) July 7, 2021
With the long-running hashtag #CareerTok serving as a subculture filled with job tips, resume hacks, and other advice for future employees, TikTok was inspired to take the trend to new heights.
"Like many, college students were impacted by the pandemic and have displayed a resilience and unwavering optimism that’s truly been inspiring," shared TikTok's Marketing Manager, Kayla Dixon. "We’re excited to help students and job seekers everywhere unleash their creativity and get the bag!"
Aside from companies, some celebrities are also open to discovering new talents via the program. Rapper Big Sean recently announced that he was looking for a Creative Innovation Intern through the app.