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 the resume.
“I then made a screenshot of a Flipkart listing page with information about myself on photoshop and uploaded it on the website’s career page,” he said.
Akash, who was brought up in Delhi, claimed that he has been receiving many job offers after the screenshot went viral.
“After this thing got viral, I have received a number of offers, including that of chief product manager and chief technology officer. I am studying the offers and will pick up the best one after my course ends at IIT,” he said.
While Flipkart declined to comment on the matter, Akash said he expects the e-commerce major to at least “appreciate his efforts”, but has not received any call so far.
Ironically, Akash’s book It Wasn’t Her Fault, written last year, is on sale on Flipkart as well as Amazon.

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