Although Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer probably won't be scrolling through job opportunities on Craigslist anytime soon, she's certainly got the kind of career experience that would more than qualify her for any company lucky enough to have her.
But just in case she decides to explore opportunities, résumé-creation startup Enhancv.com has created a beautiful model CV featured on Business Insider showcasing Mayer's particular skill sets and achievements. The company's unique approach to résumé building can serve not only as a way to rethink job hunting, it can also help you rethink the way you look at your work experience.
The design is simple, eye-catching and inviting: a glimpse at it makes you not only want to read it, but explore it.
Business Insider notes that the cupcake mention in the graph isn't a joke at all. While its inclusion by the company is humorous, it actually illustrates an attention to detail described in a 2008 profile of Mayer — then a VP at Google — in San Francisco magazine, that reported that she "bought an array of cookbooks to study the cupcake recipes in each, created a spreadsheet for the ingredients, and then tested the recipes before writing her own," even making notes of what kind of pan liner worked best. "The problem with the silver ones," she told the magazine, "is that they seal the cupcake. You've got to go with the classic paper, which allows the cupcake to breathe."
That's the kind of dedication that CEOs are made of and the kind of initiative that any employer worth working for will appreciate.
We also like how the model highlights what Mayer might be most proud of in her career. Two of those moments directly address the challenges that she's faced with Yahoo, which Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports was recently sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Mayer's experience with Google speaks for her successes, while the inclusion of the Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women In Business in 2011 and 2012 highlights a public recognition.
While not every job-hunter is going to (or should) include a graph about their daily life, this kind of CV shows us something about the power of innovation. Rather than a sterile list, this résumé is dynamic and shows how a person can be imaginative enough to think beyond the accepted paradigms of the very things that get you past the gatekeepers of companies looking for exactly that kind of talent.
(H/T: Business Insider)