You might get your next job thanks to TikTok's new resumes

Tiktok Resumes
Tiktok Resumes (Image credit: TikTok)

What you need to know

  • TikTok has launched a new feature that it hopes will help people find new jobs.
  • TikTok resumes are live, but only in the United States.

Jobseekers might find their next role via the most unlikely of places — TikTok. That's after the video social network announced its new resumes feature, complete with a dedicated website.

TikTok says that people can post their resumes to its network using the #TikTokResumes tag, according to an Endgadget report. They'll need to be in the United States for now, but you have to imagine this is a feature that will roll out internationally eventually.

In expanding in this way, the company says it "believes there's an opportunity to bring more value to people's experience with TikTok by enhancing the utility of the platform as a channel for recruitment." And while it might seem strange for TikTok to push its users to upload video resumes, it's a reflection of the fact the platform was never just about viral dance videos. You can already find creators dedicated to helping other TikTok users build their careers.

Brands like Target and Shopify are already on board, with applicants now having until July 31 to get their resumes ready and posted to TikTok. That's just the first batch of jobs though — more will follow.

TikTok is already one of the most popular apps in the App Store and this will no doubt help it cement its position towards the top of the charts. Whether it's one of the best iPhone apps is a whole other question, though!

Will your next job come from TikTok?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.