Homeless Man Hands Out Resume on Street, Receives Hundreds of Job Offers

Homeless Man Hands Out Resume on Street, Receives Hundreds of Job Offers

Texas native David Casarez has been sleeping on a park bench in San Jose, California since June when his van was repossessed and he ran out of money.Last year, the 26-year-old web developer left his job at General Motors in Texas and moved to California to pursue his dream of launching his own startup tech company.

After arriving at San Jose, he realized it was tough getting a foot in the door as an outsider. When his startup plans fell through and his 4-months-worth of savings were drained away, he knew he had to find a job—however, that wasn’t easy either.With a degree in Management Information Systems at Texas A&M University, Casarez managed to get an interview with Apple but the position was filled internally.

“No one was hiring. I had an interview with Apple in January, but the job was filled interally,” Casarez told the New York Post.

Despite this, he was able to land a few freelancing jobs in web design and logo design but it was still not enough. In June he ran out of cash and his van—which he had lived in to save money on rent—was repossessed. Instead of giving up and returning home, he started sleeping in the park as he continued to pursue his dreams.
Desperate for work, he then began to think of innovative ways to get his name out there.“I call it the power of broke mentality. You’re gonna do what you need to do to survive. That mentality kicked in,” Casarez told NBC.
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