No matter what your position you’re in, during your lifetime you must always be able to see a better outcome. Even when the situation looks bleak, you must continue pushing forward. With this mindset, David Casarez has received over 200 job offers from major companies such as Google and BitCoin.
Moving to California in September 2017, he had a college degree and three years experience in software development. However, that still wasn’t enough to survive in the Silicone Valley.
“If you want to come out here and play with the big dogs, this is where you have to be,” he told NBC Bay Area. Eventually, the 26-year-old man would find himself living out of his van, until it was taken in June. Now he sleeps on a park bench.
“This is my make it or break it moment,” Casarez said. “I have to do something crazy.”
With his spirit and willpower still intact, he dressed in a pair of slacks with a blue button-down shirt and decided to stand at an intersection with a poster board and a stack of resumes. The sign read, “homeless hungry 4 success take a resumè.”
Jasmine Scofield spotted him, took a picture of Casarez and his resume and posted it on Twitter. Her good deed went a long way considering the tweet went viral and soon the Texas A&M graduate found himself being flooded with job offers.
“Google reached out to me,” he told the New York Post. “So many other companies. Pandora. A bunch of startups. A product manager from Bitcoin.com was wondering if I could work remotely or if I want to relocate to Tokyo.”
In the words of the late 2Pac, “remember one thing, through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that, So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out Keep your head up, and handle it.”
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
Update: We’re putting him up in housing so he can focus on interviews, have a computer for him if needed, and he’ll be working with the @LambdaSchool careers team for interview practice if he doesn’t land a job quickly.
I’ll be shocked if he isn’t hired a month from now. https://t.co/RnAiNd3pfr
— Austen Allred (@AustenAllred) July 29, 2018
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