Man looking for work hands out free donuts and coffee in New YorkBy Mason White 11:52 AM August 9, 2013
By: Sarah Weiss
A man, who was looking for a job, decided to hand out free coffee and donuts in order to be noticed, according to a reports by ABC News.
Fordham graduate student Michael Penn, 23, came up with a great plan.
His goal was to get a job in the financial services industry, especially at Goldman Sachs.
“Goldman Sachs is the pinnacle of the financial industry, and I would love to work for a company like this,” Penn said.
So at 7:00 am on Thursday, he was standing outside the office building of the investment bank in Lower Manhattan, with refreshments and a sign that read: www.HireMichaelPenn.com.
“I wanted to do something innovative to help my job search. I am graduating in two weeks,” Penn said. Penn from Boca Raton, Florida, will receive a degree in global management.
With his website printed on his stand, Penn began to gain some attention.
Within minutes, the word about what he was doing traveled to an employee of the investment bank. Penn said he received an email.
“It said, ‘I want you to come here,'” Penn said.
Penn had an interview later in the morning.
Penn said he wanted to prove himself to others that there are ways to find jobs. It just takes innovative ideas.
“It’s just simple economics, supply and demand. The jobs are there. All you really need to do is to get out and stand out,” he said.