A Twitter user recently shared an innovative way to get an employer's attention. He dressed up as a Zomato delivery executive and delivered his resume in a box of pastry to startups in Bengaluru.In a photo of the food box shared by the user , was a message: "Most of the resumes end up in trash. But mine in your belly."
— Aman Khandelwal (@AmanKhandelwall) July 2, 2022
Khandelwal is looking for a role as a management trainee, but him pretending to be a Zomato delivery executive and the subsequent access to startups has raised a few eyebrows regarding security concerns.
"Is it just me who finds this absolutely cringe and crazy? Is it that easy to masquerade as a delivery boy from Zomato/Swiggy? Imagine the safety implications here," commented Soumya (@soumyadesign).
"Point is not that he went to start ups and there is no security there.Lack of security is not a valid reason for anyone to abuse. The fact that this could be replicated and violated an inherent sense of privacy and safety is the point."
Reacting to the post, Zomato said that although Khandelwal's idea was great, but impersonation was "not so cool".
An old tweet by delivery company Dunzo also revealed that Khandelwal had tried out this application process with others as well.
Hey Aman, hope your 'gig' landed you something meaningful. The idea was great, execution - top of the line, impersonation - not so cool.— zomato care (@zomatocare) July 4, 2022
This sweet gesture has definitely raised the Bar! All the best for your application :)
PS: We enjoy khAman dhokla too https://t.co/LSoF9JgOp5— Dunzo (@DunzoIt) April 19, 2022
Other Twitter users, however, pointed out that the application process isn't an original one.
"This is a exact template of a guy who delivered resume with donuts in US. Should have delivered biriyani," tweeted another user Roshan (@roshanonline).