Would it be beneficial to add a QR code to your resume?

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I read about the CEO of Vizibility advocating for the inclusion of QR codes on your resume. In his view, it will show that you are a tech savvy prospect, and allow you to direct. I'm not so sure, I think it could be a bit too gimmicky. How would you react to a resume with a QR code?

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jimlynch
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It seems a bit gimmicky to me, frankly. I could be wrong though, so perhaps it might be a good idea to investigate the company you want to work for and see if it's something they might appreciate. A little research beforehand might save you some time later on when you actually go to submit your resume.

bcastle
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Well, I certainly would not include it if I was interested in a security oriented position.  And from the hiring standpoint I wouldn't just scan it willy-nilly if the resume crossed my desk.  Sure, the risk is small, but it would be absurd to ignore the fact that QR codes can be an attack vector.  I would give the person a little credit for being original though, or at least I would have until I read this question.  Now I would just ask him/her if they cribbed the idea from ITWorld.

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