Nina Mufleh always wanted to work for Airbnb. After moving from the Middle East, Mufleh lived in San Francisco for a year, unable to land a single interview with the company after months of submitting job applications, answering listings and sending emails to the company — until now. Her latest resumé innovation blew the minds of Airbnb’s higher-ups.
Since applying to the company the traditional way wasn’t working, she needed to try something new. She told Business Insider:
“I actually thought, I haven’t done everything I can … I’ve done the same thing multiple times, but I haven’t tried new approaches.”
Mufleh knew that employers can just find most of a candidate’s relevant info that they would normally put on their paper resumé on their LinkedIn profile, so she created a website that looks a lot like Airbnb’s homepage to serve as a presentation of her ideas. Through the website’s dozen slides, she conveys what she knows of the travel industry, what she can bring to Airbnb, and she proposes a new possible avenue Airbnb could further develop their business.
Here is Mufleh’s resumé in full, in case you want to study it more closely for your next resumé idea:
Mufleh submitted her resumé on Tuesday of this week. Her innovative idea caught not only the attention of the internet, but it also dazzled Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky and CMO Jonathan Mildenhall.
She now has a formal job interview with an Airbnb marketing recruiter scheduled for this week. According to Mufleh, It took a week of researching and gathering market data to create the resumé, which was created by a web designer she met at one of her previous jobs. Mufleh was previously employed by Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the queen of Jordan, between 2006 and 2009.
Innovative resumés seem to be a growing trend for hopefuls looking to land a job at a hot, cash-flushed startup. In March, Elski Felton submitted a resumé to Snapchat that was in the form of a Snapchat Story, showing that he was savvy with the company’s app.