Homeless Man Hungry 4 Success

posted by Ellen K - 

At a mere 26 years old, David Casarez didn't know he would be in Mountain View, California handing out resumes alongside the highway. 

Wearing a suit and tie, David stood with a sign at the median that read: "HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS. TAKE A RESUME."

It was never meant to go this way, he actually graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in management information systems and went on to work as a web developer at General Motors in Austin, Texas. That all changed when David's ambition lead him to California with the hope of launching his own startup. In that process David lost everything, even his car that he had been living in. 

So standing at this median with his creative sign wasn't too bold of a move for David, "This is a make or break moment. . I have to do something crazy."

Well that moment paid off, a young makeup artist drove by and noticed his clever sign and simple plea for just an opportunity and not money. Jasmine Scofield asked if she could take his picture and than put it online with a caption asking for some help from the community.

"Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money," Scofield wrote. "If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out!"

That tweet got more than 118,000 retweets and 186,000 likes. David has recieved about 200 job offers, including Google, Netflix, and Linkedin.

David cannot be more thankful, "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 doesn't work, I'd go back home and give up on my dream."

Scofield praised him on twitter saying that "he came to the Silicon Valley with a dream to be successful in tech and has a lot more to offer the community."

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