QR Codes Connection for Day Laborers, Licensed Professionals, Musicians, Performing Artists and Mobile People

QR Codes With Job Connection Info

At big box hardware stores, people are often seen promoting their skills, trucks and availability to work for you. The Mariachi Plaza in Los Angeles Boyle Heights is a place to show off your musical talents to connect with gigs. On Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, an informal gathering of performing artists show off their costumes and artistry to tourists in the crowded sidewalks. In various parks, beaches and streets you will see a number of artists and musicians performing for tips or selling paintings and drawings. What’s missing from this scene?

QR Codes to quickly connect potential employers and customers to your talents, skills and products. For customers, it may be inconvenient to talk with all the people lining up in the parking lot at the time, but just flash your QR Code and smile so that the potential employers can snap your photo with your QR Code. This will give you at least the chance for talking with customers later at their convenience. Become visible to the digital world.

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In addition to your name and mobile phone number, just a few words about the talents you are offering to customers will quickly be scanned by an interested customer when you flash your QR Code. Pose with the QR Code below your face, and you have now established a connection and introduction to enable potential jobs in the future. You can also include your city, ZIP code and state. If you’re mobile and on-the-go, no need to display a complete address.

If you have a social media address, that may be helpful, but even better would be a link to your LinkedIn address. Focus on your skills and training. You’re marketing your work, or artistry, not your soul.

Some diligent trekkers on the go may also wish to share their contact phone with others along the way, just to make friends, not necessarily looking for work. Just flash your QR Code and smile. Sometimes a smile in return beats a job or sale. At a social gathering, party or celebration, or even a demonstration, it may be smart to keep your QR Code handy, as well. You never know. Beats a business card or a resume.

Free QR Codes

The QR Code may be seen as a quick job connection intro, not a comprehensive job application or resume. You are asking for a gig, now or in the near future, not a full-time career job. You can provide more information about your work history, skills and credentials when you get a call-back. The professional skills or products you offer should be limited to 4-5 words.

QR Codes are available online from multiple sources for free. Just search for free QR codes. These sources may have their own limitations for the amount of data and lines of information you may enter. You don’t need a fancy or colorful QR Code for the job connection intro. For privacy, no one will see your QR Code unless you flash it. Make sure you’re comfortable with any information you display on your truck or public places.

Print your QR Code and fold it to display in a plastic ID badge holder with a lanyard to hang around your neck. You can buy these holder and lanyard kits at various office supply stores for just five or six dollars. For effective scanning from a safe distance, get a holder that is at least 4” x 4” and print or fold your QR Code accordingly.

If you’re crafty with images, you should be able to make a copy of your QR Code based on the best size. You can always display your QR Code on your phone, as well. When saving your QR Code to your device or computer, it's best to give the image file a name like your nick name, for example.

“QR” stands for Quick Response and the standard coding has been around since 1994. The data to be coded can include a website address and other information. Some free QR Code providers may not offer the quantity of space to include lengthy website URLs. There may also be security concerns with some websites.

For the purpose of simple quick job connection info we don’t recommend including any website URLs unless it’s a useful and short address like that for LinkedIn, for example. You can also search for jobs on LinkedIn once you create your page.

Day Laborer Opportunities

A few cities offer special promotional areas in public parks and facilities to help day laborers and people seeking workers get together. There are also a few cities that prohibit soliciting jobs in public spaces. You can search for day laborer opportunities to find out about resources in your area. There are also a few organizations devoted to protecting the rights of day laborers and protect them from abuses.

The State of California also sponsors a few Day Labor Centers mostly in northern California. They also provide good information for employers and licensing requirements. California Human Development has successfully implemented The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) for over 40 years. The NFJP is a nationally-directed, locally-administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents.

If you learn about a job opportunity from LinkedIn or other job services that you cannot accept at this time, be sure to spread the word with your local day labor center.

Search for day laborers protection for resources in your area. There are also a few helpful videos. Help for unhoused people may be provided by several resources, such as those listed at 2givenow.org.

Be ready and fit to work. With your QR code, your phone may ring at any time.

Here is another example of a Free QR Code available from our partners.

Create your custom job search QR Code at mgoldmine.com.

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Practice smiling while posing for a camera with your QR Code beneath your face.