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Politics creative job search: the resume as a TikTok video?

18:55  07 october  2020
18:55  07 october  2020 Source:   gq-magazin.de

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Use TikTok to search for a job? This example shows how it can be done

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Could TikTok help young people who have just graduated from university to find a job? It seems like this: Ffion Clarke, 22, took inspiration from another young woman and decided to convert her résumé into a TikTok video in the hopes of grabbing an employer's attention. And indeed: Mike Carr, CEO of the podcast production company “Crowd Network”, hired her without further ado. (Also read: These 7 mistakes you must absolutely avoid when applying online )

TikTok could become a job search tool

The idea may sound absurd at first, but if we look at Ffion Clarke's TikTok résumé, which is from the UK, one can understand why it was discontinued so quickly. In the classic TikTok format, i.e. a short, entertaining video, the young woman said that she was working on starting a group of journalists, gave online workshops during the quarantine and that she had a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University. In addition, you already have experience in a newsroom. (Also interesting: Personal Branding - an expert explains why digital visibility is so important for a career today )

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No job offers due to the coronavirus pandemic

The young woman had an impressive CV. So why couldn't she get a job earlier and have to resort to this unorthodox alternative? The answer is: coronavirus.

Many young people struggle to find a job in a crisis.

In an article by Tom Haynes on vice.com , Clarke mentioned that she was after applying for 50 jobs. None of the applications resulted in a job offer. Her experience coincides with that of millions of university students around the world who are unable to enter the world of work due to the current crisis - not just in the UK but in most of the countries affected by the virus. (Also read: Labor market in the Corona crisis: Job seekers must now consider this )

Clarke says her problem was mainly the fact that media companies are not operating normally at the moment, so that there are almost no job opportunities. The only option she saw after looking for a job for so long: TikTok. (Worth reading: Italian Mafia uploads intimidating videos on TikTok )

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Clarke described her studies, as well as her first professional experiences - and above all demonstrated a great personality, which finally caught the attention of Mike Carr, who stood out because of her creative skills and her Qualification decided to hire them.

TikTok applications catch the attention of creative companies

The young woman who inspired Clarke to apply for TikTok is called Alyshea Chand and is also from the UK. She too quickly received a job offer: Independent Television News hired her straight away. She said doing this is primarily a way to get the attention of digital agencies interested in this type of content. Not only for TikTok, but also for the many possibilities of digital communication. (Read also: With these 7 steps to the dream job )

The article “Jóvenes piden trabajo con CV en TikToks (y se los están dando)” by Alonso Martínez originally appeared from GQ México.

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