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Turned down by Flipkart, IITian flooded with job offers

IITian Akash Mittal may not have measured up to the expectations of Flipkart, but the product listing-like presentation of his resume on the e-commerce platform has made many start-ups sit up, take notice and flood him with concrete job offers. The 23-year-old came into limelight last week after he uploaded a screenshot of his profile on the Flipkart website — just like the way a product is listed — which went viral on the social media. Pursuing the final semester of his five-year integrated Ocean Engineering programme at IIT Kharagpur, Akash is now examining all the offers before him, which include one of chief technology officer. This innovative idea of resume presentation was born after Flipkart came calling to the campus for recruitment, but Akash did not make the cut out of 1,500 applicants. “Being a six-pointer (CGPA), I knew I will never get through. So, I tried something innovative,” he told PTI while explaining the chain of events that led to the listing-like uploading of th…