Cindy Novotny

Think Differently!


Think Differently! I recently came across an article about a young girl named Nina Mufleh who moved to San Francisco from the Middle East last year.  She made the move in order to pursue her dream job with a new company called Airbnb (an online community marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodations).  After replying to job listings and sending numerous emails (but receiving no response), she decided to take control of her destiny and try something different.

Nina decided to create an amazing and innovative resume; something creative that hasn’t been done before. It took her one week to research and put the resume together and right away, it took off.  What she managed to do was capture the attention of everyone, both inside AND outside of the company.  She created a resume which did not focus on past experience. Rather, she used facts and her knowledge of the travel industry, offered ideas of where the company could go in the future and added how she could contribute to the company if she was hired.

Mufleh told Business Insider Magazine, “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.” However, after this approach, she caught the attention of the CEO and CMO of Airbnb via Twitter, where she posted her social resume.  Now, only a week after her post on Twitter, she has a formal job interview with a marketing recruiter from the company.

It’s amazing what you can do and what can be accomplished when you look at an obstacle in a new perspective, think of a new angle and disrupt the status quo!

To view Nina’s resume, visit the link below.