A Melbourne man, formerly homeless, has one woman to thank for landing a multitude of job interviews after she posted his picture online, The Telegraph reports.
The picture featured the man (known as Barry), and a sign he had written.
The sign read,
"Hi I'm from Perth W.A. Been here three weeks looking for work. Have tryed [sic] so hard to get work. I have HR truck driving licence [sic] an [sic] done a lot of driving. I do (anything, clean toilets). I am now homeless. I just want to make a new life so if anybody can help it would be great. Just give me a go please. Thank you."
Barry had reportedly moved to Melbourne after accepting a job offer, but it fell through, and he had nowhere to turn but the streets.
Sherryn Jackson was passing through the city when she came across Barry and his sign. She took a picture and posted it to a local group on Facebook.
Now, Barry has six job interviews and was even offered housing.
"I usually don't do this kind of thing , but at 3 p.m., I stopped and had a chat to Barry," Jackson said to the Daily Mail. "He was clean and represented himself really well. He had his resume and even had references."
Jackson is working to make sure Barry has a permanent place to stay. Barry has called her his "angel," for obvious reasons.
Never underestimate the power of social media, which can be harnessed for the greater good.
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