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Throw the resume in the trash, companies like McDonald's now ask for snapchats

Throw the resume in the trash, companies like McDonald's now ask for snapchats

Throw the resume in the trash, companies like McDonald's now ask for snapchats

The Australian branch of McDonalds has come up with a very curious plan to accept job applications over Snapchat.

To say that new technologies tremendously affect the labor market is a truism; But when we say that we usually mean changes in the most requested and sought after jobs.

We cannot forget either that technology changes the way we look for work; from looking for job offers anywhere, to receiving notifications from nearby places that have a free position.

Job applications on Snapchat, the latest trend

Now McDonalds Australia has brought that innovation? a little further, with what he calls Snaplications. These are job applications that Snapchat users can submit if they want to work at the company.

These requests should have a duration of about ten seconds; in that short time, users should convince HR managers that they have what it takes to work at a McDonalds.

Not only that, but to curl the curl the company has created a filter that potential candidates have to use; filter overlays uniform cap, to see how we would have left to start working there.

McDonalds will take several aspects into account when choosing candidates, but mainly wants have a sparkling personality; whatever that is.

Requesting work with selfies

The selection process seems a bit strange, although it is most likely that Snapchat video will only serve to preselect; and that the chosen ones go through a traditional job interview.

Perhaps that is the biggest problem with this idea; than really doesn’t do much good, neither for the potential employee nor for the employer.

Make a 10-second video in which you say something silly and send it to the official account it’s too easy and many people will; much more than making a resume and delivering it in person to one of the restaurants.

Apps like Snapchat have great potential to unite employees with companies; But this idea (apparently inspired by the daughter of the McDonald’s Australia COO) leaves a lot to be desired.