A mock resume for Marissa Mayer posted on LinkedIn went viral on the job platform, garnering tens of thousands of likes and thousands of comments. It even caught billionaire investor Mark Cuban's attention, who recently called the resume's layout "amazing."
"I love it and would recommend it for anyone," Cuban later told CNBC Make It. "It is so much better than a droll traditional resume that the reader has to force themselves to focus on in order to extract important information."
Despite the billionaire's enthusiasm, some top recruiters have some reservations. Career experts Amanda Augustine of TopResume and Vicki Salemi of Monster offer some important insights for candidates considering this format.
Both experts thought the resume was appealing and easy to skim. The eye-catching photo, colors, charts and symbols could give applicants an advantage if handed out in person.
That said, if submitted online, it's possible that key facts could get lost to a company's applicant tracking system bot, they said. Stripped of valuable information, the resume could be less likely to be reviewed by a recruiter.
The resume's headshot could offer other complications. Recruiting agency Robert Half notes that having your headshot on a resume can lead to intentional or unintentional discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender or other factors. As a result, many recruiters prefer not to see headshots on resumes, said Augustine.
The resume also outlines soft skills, imagining Mayer's "life philosophy," what she's "most proud of" and what a day in her life might look like.