David, while speaking on the motive behind his method to get a job,
said: “I’d been living in my car for more than a year. No one was
hiring. I had an interview with Apple in January, but the job was filled
Speaking on his decision to
carry a cardboard and hand out a stack of his resume, he said: “It was
basically a make-or-break moment. I wanted to keep my head up high, keep
looking forward and see what opportunity would come next.
“I was thinking you know, like this was like my last stop. If this didn’t work, I’d go back home and give up on my dream.”
According to the New York Post, after he had been standing on the
high way median for some hours, a driver stopped and asked if she could
take his picture and post it online and Casarez agreed.
shared the image via Twitter saying: “Today I saw this young homeless
man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If
anyone in Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing.
Please RT so we can help David out!”
By Saturday afternoon he’d been offered more than 200 jobs.
holds a bachelors in management information systems and had moved to
Silicon Valley to start his own tech company after working at General
Motors for a while.
He ran out of cash and decided to take an extraordinary route in search of a job.
been happening very quickly, and I’m in shock,” he said. “I wasn’t
expecting that kind of response,” he said. “It kinda blew up.”
“Google reached out to me…. So many other companies. Pandora. A bunch of startups,” he said.
“A product manager from Bitcoin.com was wondering if I could work remotely or if I want to relocate to Tokyo”.