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You Can Now Apply For a Job Through TikTok

TikTok isn’t just for cooking videos and unhinged political rants anymore. Now in addition to letting you drone of for three minutes now, it turns out it can help you land a job!

TikTok is testing a job application tool that allows its users to directly apply with video resumes to companies like Chipotle, Target, and Shopify.

This seems like a great idea to me. At the very least if you don’t get a job you apply for, it’s not because you didn’t get a chance to show off a bit of your skills and personality.

The pilot program is called TikTok Resumes. Obivously the marketing department did not put in any overtime on that one. It started with content that organically popped up like #CareerTok. I’ve been following jobdoctortessa since I got on the app. She gives great advice for finding work and what sort of relationship you should have with your employer. There are more than 30 companies signed up to accept resumes.

How Does It Work?

Users will have to create a video resume, post it to TikTok, and then send that video to recruiters. An instructional video for recommends applicants don’t include personal contact information like their email address in the publicly-shared video. That seems like a good tip.

What Sort of Jobs Are Out There?

Some of the jobs currently listed include generating content for TikTok, which means more brands adopting the platform with already-savvy content developers. Most companies are looking for hosts and video producers who will span multiple platforms, which makes a lot of sense.

The Detroit Pistons posted a listing for a video producer. Allrecipies is in the market for an on-camera host. Companies like TargetChipotle, and Great Clips are using TikTok to find employees to work in stores and warehouses, with some full-time and corporate roles.

Keith Conrad got his first job in radio in Huntsville, Alabama the day after the 2000 Presidential election when he was a freshman in college. He’s produced radio shows in Huntsville, Milwaukee, WI, Atlanta, GA and finally back in his hometown of Chicago. Currently he lives in Forest Park, Illinois with his wife Misty just steps away from Chicago's Blue Line. The train goes by so often you don’t even notice it. Keith has been dabbling in the Internet arts for a while now, in various roles both professional and just for fun.

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