Man starts new job after handing out resumes on side of road

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An Arizona man who was laid off has landed a new job after he stood in 110-degree heat to panhandle his resume. 

Melissa DiGianfilippo said on Twitter a week ago that she was driving back to work in Phoenix when Patrick Hoagland caught her eye.

She said she "saw this guy on the side of the road with a smile in 110-degree heat, with a sign asking people to take his resume. I love that he was not asking for a handout, just for people to consider him for a job."

She told KTAR that she rolled down her window, gestured him over and grabbed a resume. 

His experience wasn’t a match for her company, but DiGianfilippo was impressed with his approach and shared a photo of the resume on multiple social media platforms.

“All of them performed well, but LinkedIn was insane,” she said. 

Hoagland said he received hundreds of job offers. He narrowed them down and started his new job with Flatline Concrete Grinding Company on Friday.

Hoagland had been out of work for one to two weeks before landing his new job. 

"You are so awesome! I really cant say that enough," Hoagland said in reply to DiGianfilippo tweet.

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