David Casarez, a college graduate in his 20s, was discovered holding a sign saying "Homeless hungry 4 success resume resume". He gave his CV to motorists in Mountain View, California – where Google is headquartered – and hoped to find a job.
When asked how many job offers he received, Casarez said he had lost track.
"I would say it's well over 200 at this point ̵
A passing woman stopped to help him
Jasmine Scofield said she had passed by on Friday evening when she saw Casarez in costume. She showed him and took a copy of his CV. Later she published the photo of Casarez and a photo of his CV online.
"I thought I need to know someone who knows someone, so I thought I could post it on Facebook and Twitter." Scofield, who works in finance and technology, told CNN. "If I was in that position, someone would want to help me."
Casarez graduated from Texas A & M University in 2014 and worked for General Motors until 2017, according to his CV. He moved to California and has been working as a freelance web developer since March.
Scofield was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved to Silicon Valley three years ago, she said.
"In my experience, it's a really mean community. Be a part of, if you do not come here with an already-guaranteed or predetermined network of resources," she told CNN.
Scofield talked about her difficulties in working as a contractor and finding no permanent job job. After three years of trying to highlight her CV, she starts her first direct assignment on Monday.
After meeting Casarez, Scofield phoned him on Friday night and talked to him for an hour, she said.
"He seemed to have a really positive attitude to the situation he is in. He is extremely motivated and understands that he has misjudged what it takes to be here in Silicon Valley," he said you.
"He is determined to fight, to rush and follow the dream he came here to hunt, he seems to know a lot about technology and a lot about the industry, it seems on paper as if he had Success. "
CNN's Gisela Crespo contributed to this story.