Celebrating Emojis: How Emojis Have Made Recruiting Fun AND More Effective

Who doesn’t love seeing a 😂, 😊, or even a 👏 in a text response? Can you beat the instantaneous feeling of relief and satisfaction you get in seeing a positive emoji response, knowing that your message landed?

It’s crazy to think that it wasn’t long ago that, both in our personal and professional lives, we would send an email full of sensitive information, or just plain full of feelings, and then we’d agonize for hours (ok, some of us may have obsessed a couple of days) at the inevitable email response: an overly polite, painfully cordial, confusing message. At least, that’s how we interpreted it. Then, we’d gather our most supportive co-workers around the watercooler and proclaim, “I wish there was a way to really know what Nancy meant by that snarky period!!”

Little did we know that an artist in Japan was working on solving this exact problem. And…

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