On Friday morning, homeless web developer David Casarez woke from his park bench in Mountain View, California, put on a nice shirt and tie, and carried a hand-written cardboard sign to a nearby highway median. It read: “HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS. TAKE A RESUME.” It turned out to be the perfect job search strategy. A passerby’s photo of David standing on the median holding the sign soon went viral on Twitter, and by Saturday afternoon, he’d been flooded with more than 200 job offers. Even Google reached out to him. One company asked him if he’d be willing to relocate to Tokyo.
… David earned a bachelors degree and landed a good web developer job at General Motors in Austin, Texas, but then cashed out his 401K and drove to Silicon Valley to pursue the dream of his own tech startup — only to run out of cash in June. For over a year he’s been living out of his Ford utility van.