Making a CV is probably the most boring part of the applying for a job, but a necessary evil nevertheless, but even that can become a fun task if you have the creative flair. That’s exactly what happened when an IIT Kharagpur student recently applied for a product management vacancy at Indian e-commerce Flipkart.
The IIT graduate, Aakash Neeraj Mittal, tried a novel way of getting his foot in the door for the Flipkart job by trying to sell himself on the e-commerce website!
Harsh Bajaj, who was Mittal’s junior at IIT Kharagpur, said in a Quora post: A senior of mine used this really interesting way to make his resume for Flipkart by putting himself for sale on the online e-commerce giant! Literally tried to ‘sell himself.’
This is exactly what Mittal wrote, according to Bajaj: “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 APM Profile.”
Check it out below:
Despite the creative way of selling himself to Flipkart, Mittal unfortunately did not get the interview call from the company.
Update: Flipkart has claimed that the profile of Aakash Neeraj Mittal is fake and has been photoshopped. Aakash too has acknowledged this on his Facebook page.