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Her Creativity Got the Attention of Pinterest OSP Episode 031

Eliza Doton is a recent grad with a masters in marketing and she has her sights set on Pinterest for her dream job. She came up with a very creative way to present her resume and it landed her an interview with Pinterest!

Her Creativity Got the Attention of Pinterest

In this episode of the podcast

  • Eliza and I chat about her experience with Pinterest.
  • How she formatted her resume to stand out on Pinterest.
  • Eliza has a background in Psychology and marketing. She shares her thoughts on why Pinterest has become so popular.
  • How small businesses can use Pinterest. 
  • Who on Pinterest stands out to Eliza.
  • This week’s Pinterest tip of the week.


Links mentioned

The Psychology Behind Pinterest from the Luckie Rethink Tank

12 Most Resourceful Ways Businesses Can Use Pinterest guest post on

Free Pinterest video course


A vist to Pinterest HQ

I can completely understand why Eliza would want to work at Pinterest. I was recently at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco, California. I was as excited as a kid going to Disney World! Here are a few pictures I took during my visit.

The building is located close to other tech startups in San Francisco.

Pinterest Headquarters in San Francisco California


Eduardo Espinosa gave us a warm welcome. I love that clock on the wall!

Eduardo Espinoza hard at work at Pinterest


Even Pinterest uses Pinterest for inspiration. There were crafty decorations all around like these fun pillows.


Hand crafted Pinterest pillows


I really dig this cool table covered in rulers.

UpCycled ruler table at Pinterest headquarters


I didn’t get to meet Ben Silbermann or Evan Sharp, the co-founders of Pinterest, but I got to bring home this snazzy official Pinterest pin!


Official Pinterest pin



Connect with Eliza 

On her blog Liza Travel Bug

On Pinterest

On Facebook

On LinkedIn

Here’s a look at the very creative infographic styled image Eliza created with help from a freind to represent her resume that was noticed by Pinterest.


Eliza Doton Resume Pin for Pinterest



What are some of the creative ways you’ve seen Pinterest being used? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks! 


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    Another great episode. How creative was that of Eliza – awesome. Loved the tip about thanking pinners for their pins of images from our websites. I did try doing this but couldn’t see a way of commenting only “hearting”. Must have been doing something wrong somewhere – will go back in short while to try and figure it out.

    Thanks again


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      Thanks Rob! The easiest way to thank pinners is to leave a comment under their pin description.

      Happy Pinning 🙂

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    Beautiful job on Eliza’s resume. Well done.

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