Buffalo Woman Hands Out Résumés on Street, Earns Over a Dozen Offers
"Not Homeless but Hungry for Success!! Take a Résumé," Carrie Kemeling's sign read
Carrie Kemeling doesn’t look like the regular kind of person you see on the streets standing next to a sign. But she was looking for work just the same, even if she was taking a different route toward finding it.
Kemeling quit her job on Saturday, and the 28-year-old didn’t waste any time hitting the streets – literally – looking for work. She parked herself on Niagara Street in Buffalo, New York, with a stack of résumés and a sign reading, “Not Homeless but Hungry for Success!! Take a Résumé.”
Kemeling took up her post on Friday, before she quit her job as a sales rep at a local jewelry store. She handed out 20 résumés on Friday and another 50 on Monday. She had a job interview at a temp agency by Monday afternoon.
Kemeling, who moved to Buffalo from South Carolina (where she worked as a bank teller), has a high school diploma and three years’ experience at the jewelry store, where she said she quit because she was passed over for a promotion. Brian Levine, who owned the business (Jewelers in the Town of Tonawanda, New York) told BuffaloNews.com that Kemeling didn’t have the experience for the position and described her abrupt departure as “baffling.”
“I want to keep my options open,” Kemeling told the site, adding that she ended up receiving 13 offers by Monday. Asked what her ideal job would be, she said, “Working for Donald Trump as his secretary. Who knows? Anything is possible.”