IIT Kharagpur student ‘sells’ himself on Flipkart, to get an interview call.

IIT Kharagpur student ‘sells’ himself on Flipkart, to get an interview call.


Campus placements are akin with tough times for most of us, and different people seek out different ways to deal with them.

“When you are a 6-pointer and competing with best of the best minds of the country, you know how hard it is to land a job. You start doing some crazy and random stuff to stand out from the crowd. This is my resume for Flipkart‘s Assistant Product Manager profile,” Akash Neeraj Mittal, a fourth year UG student from IIT-KGP, says on his Facebook.

Driven by the fact that Flipkart was looking only for people with a 7.5+ CGPA, which he did not qualify for, Akash took to Photoshop and came out 70 hours later with a creative resume, that is modeled after the product page of the e-commerce website.


“They wanted someone who could sell a product. I sold myself to them,” he explains. Akash who originally hails from Moradabad, completed his schooling from New Delhi. He also authored ‘It Wasn’t Her Fault’ that was self-published in 2015.
155775886 910761138So far, he hasn’t heard back from Flipkart for an interview call.

This is also not the first time that a candidate has taken a slightly different approach to get their CV noticed by a company.

Take a look at the other creative resumes that you might have missed out on:
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