Homeless Web Developer Hands Out Resumes In Silicon Valley—And His Persistence Is Paying Off

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This economy has not been easy for anyone, especially young people. A record number of college graduates are unemployed. This is, in part, due to a shift in the kinds of jobs needed as well as the ways in which our economy incentivizes, or rather de-incentivizes, the hiring of new graduates.

One such man, David Casarez, has a resume that one would assume would lead to a great job right out of school, has been homeless. Rather than asking for money at a corner, he decided to hand out his resume. It just may be paying off.

First, this person decided to tweet about it:

It quickly went viral.

Some couldn’t understand why a man with this kind of resume couldn’t find work.

Which people were happy to explain…

And many empathized…

But soon, recruiters began to take notice.

And then the original tweeter gave us this update:

And Twitter kept working at it.

People were inspired.

And then Casarez himself responded:

Sometimes the internet can do good things.

H/T: Twitter, People




Written by Dana Levinson

Dana Aliya Levinson is an actress, writer, and trans activist. She graduated with honors from the New School where she wrote extensively about political and ethnic identity in the middle-east. She was a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and has written about politics and trans issues for The Huffington Post, Women's Health, Nylon, and The Notice Blog.