How to Hack Your Resume and Get a Phone Interview Quickly

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I’ve applied for a lot of jobs, and let’s face it: the job market is one of the most competitive places you can find yourself in. It’s also one of the most nerve-wracking things you’ll ever have to deal with and the only thing more nerve-wracking than it is creating your resume. We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in front of your laptop, typing away your accomplishments and carefully tailoring each for the position you’re applying for. It takes you hours, but an employer only takes 30 seconds to see if they’ll schedule an interview or not.

What if you can impress them in that amount of time in a much better way? TINE Tag can help you with that! Pronounced “tiny,” this app lets you record a video message into tiny stickers that you can stick anywhere and when someone scans the tag, they can see your message.

I added a TINE tag to my resume and told each employer why I would be the perfect candidate for that position. It was like getting an extra phone interview where I could show them my best and stand out from the crowd! You can apply this trick to your resume too using these quick and easy steps:

What You’ll Need:

  • An iPhone or an Android phone with the TINE Tag app installed (downloadable from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store)
  • TINE tags (you can order them for free in-app and they arrive within 2-5 business days)
  • Your resume

What You’ll Do:

Step 1: Stick a TINE tag on the corner of your resume.

Step 2: Open the TINE Tag app on your phone and tap Scan. Align the sticker within the white borders and wait for a confirmation that the tag has been scanned.

Step 3: Now that you’re on the Quick Setup page, hit Add Video.

Step 4: Tap the red button, talk about your accomplishments and why you think you’d be perfect for the job and then tap it again to stop recording. Think of this as a cover letter of sorts, so make everything as succinct as possible.

Step 5: That’s it! When they scan the tag, your video message will automatically play. The coolest part is, you will get a notification letting you know they have seen your message.

You can download the app for iPhone and Android. Don’t forget to order your free TINE tags from inside the app! You should receive them in the mail within 2-5 business days.