A homeless internet developer handing out resumes at an intersection within the Bay Area has gone viral this weekend after a lady posted a photograph of him on Twitter.
David Casarez, 26, held an indication saying, “Homeless, hungry 4 success, take a resume,” at an intersection on Friday. After a lady noticed him, she took an image of him and one other of his resume, and requested individuals on Twitter to attempt to assist him out in a tweet.
Casarez advised NBC Bay Area that he had moved to the area final September eager to launch a startup. The Texas A&M University graduate has labored since 2014, turning into an internet developer in 2016, in accordance with his resume.
But the price of dwelling close to Silicon Valley and the issue of touchdown a job rapidly drove Casarez to reside in his van. He then misplaced the van as a result of he couldn’t pay for it, and is now dwelling in a park.
“All I wanted was for one person to notice, take my resume and give me an opportunity,” Casarez stated. “This is my make or break moment. I have to do something crazy.”
Casarez stated he has been approached by a number of firms within the Bay Area and different locations for the reason that girl’s put up blew up on Twitter.
“I’m not trying to take any money, I really do just want a job opportunity. That’s all I’m asking,” he stated.
Casarez’s story has been obtained by some as an inspiring story — he has been recommended for his hustle and drive in giving individuals his resume relatively than asking for cash.
But his scenario additionally lays naked the issues of Silicon Valley and the way builders and different staff keen to hitch the tech business endure. California is at the moment present process a housing disaster, significantly within the Bay Area, the place staff are required to earn four or more times the minimum wage simply to afford an residence. Even for skilled faculty graduates like Casarez, touchdown a job and making sufficient to reside in Silicon Valley has turn out to be more and more difficult.
Casarez thanked the lady for posting his story and other people for his or her help on Twitter.