A homeless web developer was flooded with job offers from big companies including Google, Netflix and LinkedIn, after he was photographed handing out his resumes in a highway median in Mountain View, California last Friday, July 27.
“Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money,” wrote one netizen on Twitter, Jasmine Scofield (@jaysc0), who chanced upon the homeless web developer named David Casarez. “If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing.”
Scofield shared a photo of Casarez wearing a semi-formal attire, holding up a hand-written placard that says “Homeless/ hungry [for] success/ take a resume.” Beside the homeless web developer was his backpack and a FedEx envelope containing his resumes.
Scofield also posted a photo of Casarez’s resume. Apparently, the homeless web developer got his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Informations Systems from Texas A&M University. He had worked several positions on a contract basis at General Motors in Austin, Texas after graduating from college. The homeless web developer has been doing freelance jobs since March this year.
Scofield’s tweet, which has gone viral, had garnered over 131,900 retweets and 211,100 likes, as of this writing.
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! pic.twitter.com/ewoE3PKFx7
— FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 27, 2018
The netizen noted in a separate tweet that she got permission to post the photos. In another tweet, she wrote that Casarez told her he came to Silicon Valley from Texas, dreaming of becoming successful in the technology industry. The homeless web developer currently sleeps in parks while applying for work.
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.
— FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 28, 2018
Scofield also revealed that Google, Netflix, LinkedIn and “many other companies” have already reached out to her and Casarez the day after she made her post.
Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and many other companies have already reached out 💖
— FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 28, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Casarez recently made a Twitter account to thank those who have supported him.
“Thank you everyone for the outpouring of support! I am completely floored by how many are interested in my
#Hungry4Success story,” he wrote yesterday, July 29.
Thank you everyone for the outpouring of support! I am completely floored by how many are interested in my #Hungry4Success story. I have met several who have been or currently are in the same situation tell me their story. I am glad to be an inspiration for you all.
— David Casarez (@DavidCasarez17) July 29, 2018
“I have met several who have been or currently are in the same situation tell me their story,” said the homeless web developer. “I am glad to be an inspiration for you all.” JB