Have you heard that people are starting to find careers on TikTok, and some are even posting their CVs in the form of a short video? CareerTok is on the rise, with career-themed videos with job-hunting advice, work opportunities, and CV tutorials becoming ever more popular on the social media channel.
TikTok even piloted #TikTokResumes last year, which enabled users to be searchable by employers and although TikTok hasn’t released the stats, the pilot proved particularly popular with Gen Z job seekers.
TikTokers are building huge followings on #CareerTok. Here are 15 accounts you should be following if you want to get ahead:
Followers: Over 119k
Abdal shares some light-hearted posts reflecting on how to make some basic skills and more menial roles sound more impressive on your job applications.
He highlights transferable skills and how to communicate these to employers. Although Abdal’s videos are quite tongue in cheek, he has some great advice for people who are just getting onto the career ladder or looking to move into a more professional role or industry.
@abdalgahmed1 Just a #fastfood #employee ? #careertok #resume #jobinterview #interviewtips #mcdonalds #cashier #retail #job #Learnontiktok #joke ib: @erinmcgoff ♬ Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
Rawan works in the tech industry, having graduated from a community college in the US. She talks about how she’s been able to build a successful career, gain a 6 figure salary, and live debt-free.
She provides really useful insights into careers programmes as well as tips regarding how to get into the role you want, particularly in the tech industries.
@rawanog Would you use this? 💭 #careertok #techtok #technews #linkedintips #learnontiktok #corporatelife ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show
Followers: over 58k
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a UK based TikTok creator who started her career as an engineer before becoming a writer and broadcaster. Although not strictly just a #CareerTok as Yassmin is known for her 1-minute reviews of books and TV, her feed is interjected with some great careers advice, including how to get a career mentor.
@yassmin_am #ad @linkedinuk ♬ original sound – Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Erin is a movie director and editor who lives in New York. She posts regular careers advice to her nearly 2 million followers.
If you’re interested in a career in movies and TV, Erin posts advice regarding applying for jobs in this industry and where to find them.
@erinmcgoff Reminder that people hire people—make human connections 🙂 #careertiktok #careeradvice #jobinterview ♬ sonido original – Un flan te lo explica
Followers: over 25k
Tory originally hails from the US, but now lives and works in London in the tech industry. She shares useful advice about transferring to an overseas role, as well as what the tech industry is like.
Tory works for Google, something many people working in tech aspire to, so she’s definitely worth a follow to understand how she’s done it.
@tory.trombley let’s get everyone on 6 figure salaries this year 🥰 #techcareer ♬ Ah ah ah – kriptozavr
Followers: over 110k
Cynthia has forged a successful career in finance and lives in San Francisco. As well as providing practical careers advice about the finance sector and what it’s like, she also covers key topics like how to negotiate a role and how to build your confidence.
Cynthia offers a lot of real, practical advice for anyone looking for a role as well as some more tongue in cheek comedy sketches.
@cynthiamhuang Reply to @kanrakamiya what I say word for word to negotiate my offers!! #negotiation #salarynegotiation #salary #joboffer #careeradvice #careertiktok ♬ Thinking with My Dick (feat. Juicy J) – Kevin Gates
Followers: over 54k
thetechcornr is hosted by Hosanna, an Azure specialist at Microsoft. She’s based in London and talks about her career, life at Microsoft, and learning to code.
As a black woman, she also discusses her experience in the industry from her perspective as well as general day to day life.
@thetechcornr It’s one way but not the only way 👩🏾💻 #tech #techtok #careertiktok #codinglife ♬ Ah ah ah – kriptozavr
Followers: over 6k
Standing for I See You Watching, this account is run by a former WMBA executive who is the founder of I Choose The Ladder, a US-based development agency for ambitious black women.
Her content focuses on getting a promotion, getting booked up if you’re self-employed, and how to be successful.
@icuwatchen And the fact that there are all these meetings and still so many emails doesn’t sit right with me #umyeah #careeradviceontiktok #corporateblackgirl #blackgirltiktok ♬ umm.. yeah – andrew
Followers: over 197k
Jackie is your friend from HR. An HR professional who helps job seekers. Her ethos is knowledge is power, and she shares her HR knowledge with her followers so they can get an inside track.
Jackie doesn’t take herself too seriously, and also shares insights into her life in the US, from an outfit of the day to her go-to Starbucks order.
@jackiecaves Sometimes things get too personal 😅 IB: @Nikki Jazz 👩🏼💻💁🏼♀️ #phoneinterview #interview #recruitersbelike #hr ♬ original sound – Oopsiedaisy🌈
Followers: over 20k
Yaz describes herself as the “og corporate slave” and shares fashion and lifestyle content interspersed with careers advice.
She works in London in finance and shares some great content around job applications and how to smash your interview.
@yas3minn More “breaking into finance” content 😛 #corporate #womeninfinance #blackgirltiktok #careers #gradscheme #motivation ♬ High school – Basically nightcore
Followers: over 173k
Selena is a TedX speaker and has written books on confidence and being your best advocate in the workplace.
She’s based in the US and her channel provides some fantastic advice for those struggling to get ahead, get promoted, and how to deal with office politics.
@selenarezvani My best advice for speaking confidently with executives.⚡️ #careertok#careeradvice#leadershiptips#leadershipadvice#leadershipdevelopment#careertiktok#confidencetips#careerconfidence ♬ Sex and the City (Main Theme) – TV Sounds Unlimited
Followers: over 14k
Tom is a UK based web developer who describes himself as providing free tech career roadmap consultations on his channel.
A lot of his content involves him responding to comments and questions from his followers, so if you’re looking to get a career in tech and he hasn’t answered your question yet, drop him a message.
@techerdstom #answer to @user6760533452689 #dataanalysis #analyst #techjobs #careeradvice ♬ original sound – TecherdsTom
Followers: over 47k
Colin describes himself as “Mr Career” and provides his followers with career tips, productivity advice, and information on personal finance.
His infectious confidence helps others to build their confidence and their personal brand.
@colinrockerrice Reply to @schoessowjared #intern #work #internship #career #gethired ♬ Playboy – Jx.Zero
Followers: over 107k
Whether you’re a student in the US or the UK, Student Beans provide a lot of information to their audience, who are of course students.
As well as great study tips and information about university rankings in the UK, they also share a lot of information about securing that all-important graduate job.
@studentbeans ⛔️3 things to AVOID⛔️ #ukunistudent #studenttok #careertok #careers #sidehustles #studentjobs #gradschemes #moneytok #careeradvice #careertiktok #interviewtips ♬ original sound – Max Fosh
Followers: over 14k
Last but not least is Jenny Park. Based in the US, she’s all about creating the life you love. She works in tech and provides insights into her “dream job” and how she got there. She also discusses personal finance and how this goes hand in hand with her career, ensuring she makes the most out of her earnings.
She even shares how she paid off $120k in debt!
@mohaewithjennypark Reply to @phvmlena ♬ Sex and the City (Main Theme) – TV Sounds Unlimited
We’ve given you the rundown on where to find the best advice whether you’re just starting out or looking to get that all-important promotion or a new job. Looking to find more content like this? Search #CareerTok and #CareersTok and you’ll find thousands of videos.