College grads take to streets

TAMPA, Fla. - Two University of South Florida grads are doing all they can to land a job. They're hitting the pavement - literally - hoping for a big break.

It's an unconventional approach to looking for a job. While most people think traffic is a headache recent USF grad Damian Romero sees the morning commute as an opportunity.

"You can't do what everybody else is doing because it's hard to get ahead," said Romero.

While he walks up and down in and out of traffic on Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa with this sign that says it all. Then he does some talking of his own.

"You can tell a lot about a person by looking at them. How he dresses, how he talks, how he handles himself," said Romero.

Romero says he has handed out more than two dozen resumes in three days more bites than he's gotten with online applications.

"I let it build up a bit and then I take a walk," said Romero.

It's a strategy he shares with fellow USF grad Jarod Fluck. The two trying to beat the odds one red light at a time.

"I actually got a parking lot interview the other day. A guy asked me to step into his car and he gave me a quick interview on the spot!" said Fluck.

The duo say it's more or less to get the face-to-face interview the unemployed jockey for every day. And while some are sweating the job search at home, these two are literally sweating.

And as you can tell, these guys really believe in what they're doing. So much so, they gave the reporter their resumes to bring back to the station.

If you want to help them out, here's a link to contact them.


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