‘I’m sick of wasting away now’ – not the typical way anyone would start their CV, but that’s exactly how one young, homeless man started his in a last-ditch attempt to find work.
20-year-old Jordan Lockett scribbled-down his plea for employment and passed it onto 18-year-old student, Aaron O’Dwyer, as he walked past after attending an interview.
After giving Jordan £5, the young man – who was sitting in Liverpool’s Bold Street with a stack of the handwritten CVs – insisted Aaron take one of the pieces of paper in the hope he would somehow get noticed for a job.
Moved by Jordan’s plea, Aaron posted a picture of the CV onto his Twitter page – and it quickly went viral, so far having been retweeted close to 3,000 times.
Some homeless lad in town give me his CV an I promised I would share it on here, hes only 23 do with it what you like pic.twitter.com/ZJ4apmzuoa; Aaron O'Dwyer (@AaronTDCC) July 14, 2015
Speaking with the Liverpool Echo, Aaron – who will be heading to Liverpool John Moores University to study journalism after the summer – said he’s been completely taken aback by the reaction to his post.
Surprised that Jordan was close to his age – and the fact that he had some 15-20 handwritten CVs on him – Aaron added: “I thought that if I mentioned it, someone might know him or someone might offer him some help – the reaction has been amazing.”
Since the tweet was posted, Jordan’s brother and sister have been in touch with him and he’s been offered an interview with a local restaurant and rendering business, reports Metro.co.uk.
Read the transcript of the letter in full below:
Jordan Lockett Need work
20.8.94 Need help
N.F.A Seriously lost
I’m sick of wasting away now,
I’m always being told to go to homeless centre’s but there not helping,
I think it’s because they need a job for one and because I’m young and fit and no dependencies I’m on the bottom of the priority list but it’s killing my mental health.
I write my C.V.’s like this because I don’t have anything to put on it,
I worked as a motorbike mechanic for 2 years but that was from the start of year 9 to the end of high school on a course and my boss stopped picking me up 2ish weeks before I was supposed to finnish and left me with no grades or experience proof.
Very fast learner and hard worker.
Can I afford not to be?
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