noun: selfie; plural noun: selfies; noun: selfy
Definition: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.
“occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary”
It was 2013’s word of the year. Where have you been? Well we’ve been working. Our new mobile site has been a huge success, and it got us thinking of other ways we could integrate mobile technology to further improve our user experience. And now, after hours of work we think we’ve got it. Apply by Selfie.
Selfies aren’t just for tweens any more. Obama did one, Cameron did one, every famous and influential person you know has done one. you can tell a lot about a person from their Selfie, and no, this isn’t going to replace your C.V. and cover letter, but it’s a way you can stand out from the crowd and perhaps get your name noticed ahead of those other, selfieless applications.
Here are 4 reasons you should apply by selfie.
All the gear, no idea?
Actually, having the necessary equipment can be a real benefit for some job roles. Applying for engineer jobs? Take a picture with holding a spanner and wearing your brother’s toy hard hat to show you know what you’re doing!
In the modern workforce, being au fait with all the latest tech is more important than ever. Show you can use a smartphone, and if you’re feeling extra technical you can even use that front facing camera… It’s at the top right
Research shows that employers are much more likely to hire an attractive candidate than not. It might not be fair, but when you look like this, who cares?
Get in their head
Ever heard of Phrenology? Some think you can tell a lot about a person based on the size and shape of your skull. Shave that head, snap that head, impress Franz Joseph Gall and George Combe.
Click here to upload your selfie and get yourselfie a new job.