Florida man hands out resumes on the street, turning down cash and saying he wants a career more than money
How far would you go to get a job if you suddenly found yourself out of work? Would you hand out resumes on a busy street corner? Well, one man did and now he’s got a ton of prospects!
A Florida man is taking a different approach to finding a new career – by hitting the streets – literally!
It’s the place where you would usually see panhandlers, but Desmond Medley isn’t looking for a handout – he’s trying to make a complete career change!
“I’ve turned down all the money given. I need a job,” he said.
He’s given out over 30 resumes so far, along a busy Central, FL highway, Fox 13 reported.
“I have almost tried everything else. I’ve applied online, I’ve filled out applications, I’ve gone to places, I’ve done temp agencies and I’ve felt I’ve tried everything. Then I realized I haven’t.”
Determined to find his next opportunity, Medley hit the streets with resumes in hand.
“It is draining and it does take a lot out of you. A lot of people take pictures, take photos. Some people are kind of embarrassed. But the struggle is real.”
His story made its way up on a neighborhood Facebook page, with many offering to help find a job. Even a recruiter from a well-known hotel chimed in.
“I had no idea it’s on Facebook till this morning and saw people contact me. Yes, I’ve got many calls back, I’ve got texts and emails and I’m just taking the time to go through them all.”
The 35-year-old, says he’s a former truck driver with a clean record, wanting a career change to do something in hospitality.
“I’m seeking a management position. I have culinary experience and I have over 10 years of transportation industry experience.”
With his unique drive, he’s determined to get there and maybe inspire others along the way.
“I just hope this is motivation to everyone else not to give up. Sometimes you feel you’ve tried everything, but there’s a little more you can do.”
Well Desmond, you’ve definitely inspired the team here at Majically, and for that, we thank you!