A homeless web developer’s struggle to find a job on the streets of California’s Silicon Valley on Friday has brought in hundreds of job offers, after a photo of him went viral.
David Casarez was standing out on a street corner in Mountain View holding a sign that read “HOMELESS, HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS, TAKE A RESUME” and passing out copies of his resume to anyone who stopped.
A Twitter user by the name ‘FullMakeup Alchemist’ saw him and shared his photos asking people to step up to help out the homeless man. She also shared how he had slept in parks and was still struggling to find work.
“Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out!,” FullMakeup Alchemist’s tweet read.
After tech giants noticed it, job offers came from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn and several others. In another tweet, the Twitter user said, “I just got off the phone with David. We spoke for about an hour. He came to the Silicon Valley with a dream to be successful in tech and has a lot to offer the community. He’s sleeping in parks & still trying to get freelance work, interviews, and applications in.”
David came to the United States of America hoping to be “successful in tech”. But soon after he failed to find a job, he ran out of money and was forced to sleep without a roof over his head. He further failed to even find any freelance work. The silver lining was when the tweet was picked up by several users and retweeted many times.
In a single day, his resume was retweeted more than 50,000 times and he informed the New York Post, “Google reached out to me.”
David’s resume with his picture was retweeted over 1,30,000 times. See how Twitterati reacted: