Homeless man with CV inundated with job offers in Silicon Valley

David Casarez holding his sign in Silicon Valley.
David Casarez holding his sign in Silicon Valley. Photo credit: Twitter/ Jasmine Scofield

A homeless man who was discovered standing on the side of the road with his CV has been inundated with job offers in Silicon Valley, California.

David Casarez had been sleeping in his car but after it was repossessed he began sleeping in a park, according to The New York Post.

He'd moved to the area to create a startup but ran out of money and became homeless. He took to standing at the side of the road in a suit and tie, with a sign that said "Homeless. Hungry 4 Success. Take A Resume."

A copy of Mr Casarez' CV.
A copy of Mr Casarez' CV. Photo credit: Twitter/ Jasmine Scofield

His CV says he has a degree in management information systems and had worked as a General Motors web developer in Texas, but he was struggling to find work.

Jasmine Scofield was driving past when she saw the man's sign, and pulled over to hear his story.

She then shared his sign on Twitter, asking if anyone could help him find a job.

"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!" her tweet said.

It has been shared and liked hundreds of thousands of times. In a follow-up tweet Ms Scofield said he'd received over 200 job offers from tech firms in Silicon Valley including Google, Netflix and LinkedIn.

"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," Ms Scofield tweeted.

"I knew it would be posted on social media, I didn't know it would blow up like this," Mr Casarez told KNTV.

A local software engineering training school has reportedly given him temporary accommodation and is helping him to prepare for his job interviews.

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