“It took a lot of courage,” Matthews recalled. “I was scared, and my negative thoughts kept kicking in — I worried that I wrote too much on the sign and it would be hard to read, or that people would think I was asking for money.”
He stood out for two hours, and handed out five résumés, but after the heat got unbearable (this is even after getting water and a bottle of Sprite from a passing trucker), he decided to head home.
But luck and blessings were about to come his way.
Soon, his phone started ringing. Social media had gotten a hold of his story, and from there it spread like wildfire.
“Virginia, Baltimore, Boston, Louisiana, Alabama and there was one in Arizona,” Matthews said, listing all the interested employers who called him to Click2Houston. “They were impressed.”
In the end he signed on with a local electrical company. A Houston woman, who had taken one of Matthews’ résumés, knew that her father’s electrical service company had a job opening. Matthews scored an interview and was later hired on the spot, according to Yahoo!
“I accepted the job because my employer seemed to appreciate my knowledge and cared about teaching me,” Matthews said. “That really spoke to me.”
THANK YOU GUYS SOO MUCH. I have a job now! I can’t believe it, my dreams are finally coming true after all the failures! I’m truly blessed to be in this amazing city. Houston is where amazing happens!Posted by De'Andre Matthews on Tuesday, September 18, 2018