Brand Yourself with QR Codes
Forget about your company for a minute (just for a minute) and think about yourself. Why not use QR code branding to enhance your own image? With all the technology available today there are a number of opportunities for smart use of QR codes to help yourself out. These include using QR codes while on a job search, for online dating, party planning, and many others!
This may or may not work, but with the job market as tough as it is, isn’t it worth a try? Try putting a QR code on your resume. Now all your basic info and job history should already be on your resume, so why not have the QR code link your potential employer to some other important information about you. It could link to your blog, or maybe to a newspaper article about that award you won at your last company, or a simple about me page, even a collection of your work samples, the possibilities are endless. Of course, this seems a little more fruitful if you are already looking for a job in the technology field. Or it at least seems that the potential employer is more likely to scan your code if they are in the field, but even if they don’t scan it, they will certainly notice it, and getting noticed is half the battle.
This one could be a little tricky. But the dating market is tough out there today too. Depending on the type of person you’re looking for, they might appreciate if you have your own QR code that can link them to your online dating profile, Facebook page, or even your contact info, instead of a scrawled phone number on a bar napkin. With the rise in the number of relationships starting from an online dating service, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that relationships could also be forged through QR codes.
A great way to add a special touch to any party invitation is to include a QR code. Almost everyone has a wedding webpage these days, but almost no one invited even knows about it, so why not put a QR code on your invite that links your guests directly to it. Then you can skip all the extra information cards about where to stay and transportation and directions. It can all be within the QR code. This can even be beneficial for events which are much more low key than a wedding. You could include one for a simple dinner party linking to a menu, or summary of what guests could bring, or even to an e-vite page so that everyone can RSVP via the web.
Therefore, you can see that in addition to growing your business, QR codes can also be used to grow your own image and help you connect with friends in ways beyond Facebook and Twitter.