After being laid off work as a forklift operator, Patrick Hoagland, 30, of Phoenix found it hard to land another job until he decided to pass out over 200 resumes on the corner in 110-degree heat, according to CNN. “I had only been unemployed a few weeks, but it was unexpected and I needed to figure something out fast,” Hoagland stated in an email to CNN. “I figured there are millions of people in Phoenix driving around, someone might see me if I just take it to the street,” he continued.
The forklift operator found that he didn’t have many choices after he attempted to land a job the traditional route. After applying online, and getting no results, Hoagland printed out 200 copies of his resume and hit the nearest busy intersection. “I was impressed with Patrick because it was hot outside yet he was standing on the side of the road with a sign, a stack of resumes, and a huge smile on his face,” stated owner of a marketing firm, Melissa DiGianfilippo. After taking Hoagland’s resume and posting it on her social media page, Hoagland received thousands of offers.