A man who moved Kenyans with his bold job seeking strategy has finally been rewarded for his tireless efforts.
Patrick Muthomi who has been searching for a job for years got people talking about his queer job hunting strategy when he camped outside Thika Superhighway with a huge placard bearing his academic qualifications, photo and contact details with the words “please give me a job written on it”.
When he told his story to the media, the 28-year-old father of one said that upon graduating from Chuka University in Meru with an undergraduate degree in Bachelors of Commerce, accounting option, he got a job as a business teacher at Mwiga SDA Secondary School in Nyeri where he worked for five months before quitting and relocating with his young family to look for greener pastures in Nairobi.
His story reflects that of thousands of unemployed graduates in Kenya who send more than 200 job applications every day and receive no response. After a fruitless effort of job hunting for one and a half years he turned to hawking as means of living.
He used to sell Velvex serviettes and tissue paper at Roysambu and Kasarani but that was not enough to make his ends meet that was when he used 1000 shillings earned from his sales to make a placard and intensify his job search by advertising his qualifications through the traffic snarl-ups and his photos ending up on social media.
His dauntless efforts were rewarded when he got a job offer from Chandaria Industries as an accountant which he is set to start on the 1st of September.
Mr Muthomi received a phone call on the August 11 from Chandaria Industries asking him to attend an interview on the August 16. He impressed the panel and was given an appointment letter.
While speaking about the offer, the jubilated father of one said, “They called me after my story was published by a media house and possibly maybe because of the many pictures of me shared on social media while I was asking for employment.”
“I am overjoyed and I want to thank God for this opportunity he has given me. I am glad that I will no longer be hawking on the streets anymore, and be able to do what I love,” he said.
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