QR Codes Connection for Day Laborers, Licensed Professionals, Contract Workers, 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!
Safer than a Business Card
QR Codes also provide the advantage of exchanging information from a safe distance – a “no touch” solution,
especially important during pandemics like COVID-19. Safer than a business card, and more convenient with
cross-platform access. See the mgoldmine.com link below to create your own custom QR Code for Jobs.
A convenient compromise is a business card with your QR Code
An alternative or an enhancement based on your immediate locus and potential connections cross-media.
If you’re multi-talented, build additional QR Codes for each type of talent. A great dancer who also can design
building structures or whisper to cats in heat? Currently in training to be a Solar Panel Technologist? Let your
network know you’ll be ready soon.
Sample Job Connection QR Code -
Scan with your camera...
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
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.
Declare Your Work Offer or Products
When you open the Free QR Code form at the mgoldmine.com link below, you will be presented with a list of items
you can enter. It’s OK to leave any field blank, except for the Phone number. If you don’t have a phone, or you’re
just testing, you can enter a set of zeros. Otherwise, all blank items will not appear on your QR Code, except for
a blank Name. The program will insert a question mark if the Name is blank, as a reminder. The items on the form
include the following:
Training may include any school, degree or certificate you have either completed or are currently working on. A
contractor’s license is not needed for day laborers. Vendors and artists may wish to list the types of items they
sell under ‘Products’. Just a few words will be best for any item. No information you provide will be verified
in any way.
My Full Name
My Gender (Male, Female, Open)
Gender will open a selection box for Male, Female or Open. If you don’t like any of these options,
just don’t select any. The Gender item will not be displayed on your QR Code if nothing is selected. This is
only meant to help with the hiring process, although men and women can usually do very well with most types of
You can also leave out your current city, state, ZIP code and country if you are on the move. You can also
make several QR Codes for different locations. You declare that you are available to do these types of work in
these areas at this particular time. Use the Message field to indicate your availability or eagerness to do good
work. If you want an employer to contact you, obviously you will need to provide an accurate phone number or email.
Your QR Code will also help you test the phone or email links you list, as well as other links to social media.
Your data is not stored in a database that can retrieve your information. We do not share your information with
anyone. If you lose your QR Code, just come back and make a new one. If you want to display your information
online, we suggest you use a social media account to share your Job Connection QR Code , such as LinkedIn or
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.
Promote Your Career
When you are settling down and ready to advance your career, you may benefit from the services of an employment agency
or resume enhancing service. Most employment agencies are paid by the employer. You should not have to pay for these
services. Resume editing and writing services are not free. They often focus on improving the use of keywords that
employers use to screen their applicants.
A couple of our partners use automated algorithms to produce high quality resumes through interactive online forms. This
reduces costs. You can explore these options and partake in a free trial at
They also provide helpful information on the way employers screen applications, resumes and cover pages.
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.
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.
Practice smiling while posing for a camera with your QR Code beneath your face.