Homeless candidate's 'priceless' reaction to landing job

Securing a role can seem like a daunting prospect for candidates who have been out of work for a prolonged period of time. Getting your foot back onto the career ladder, after falling into uncertainty, can feel like climbing a mountain.

Aaron Doyle, a worker from Central RPL, a Midlands-based window manufacturer, recently uploaded a video to Facebook showing how a homeless candidate reacted after being told he had got the job - The Mirror reports. 

In the Facebook post, Doyle explains how the nameless jobseeker had been living in a homeless shelter in Wolverhampton, and had originally been taken on by the firm on a temporary contract.

After being told he was to be taken on full-time, the man couldn’t contain his excitement.

“This week we have had a new lad start at work given a trial to see how he gets on,” wrote Doyle, “and if he made a good impression, would be given a permanent position.

“He is currently staying at a homeless shelter in Wolverhampton, has literally nothing and wants to get back on his feet. This isn’t the best part. He gets given food from the church every day and brings it to work. Take into account he doesn't know where his next meal is coming and probably doesn't eat the best.

“Every single morning he offers me a chocolate bar or some of his coffee and milk. Might seem like nothing to most but this guy has really won me over. But the best part of the story today he's been paid his first week’s wages and told he's got a permanent job. The reaction as he left was priceless [sic].”

The video has already garnered over 1.3 million views, and over 10,000 shares. You can view the video below.

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