A man visiting the Bay Area gained international attention for the way he’s approaching his job search.
Back home in Lithuania, Lukas Yla was chief marketing officer at a startup, but he left and booked a trip to San Francisco. “I’m chasing my dream,” Yla said. “I’m looking for a job at a top tech company.”
Here for just a few weeks, he knew it wouldn’t be easy. “I knew that I might be written off just because I didn’t graduate university here, or I don’t have work experience in the United States,” Yla said.
In fact, staffing firm Robert Half says work history is the top thing marketing departments look at, and they’re picky. “Each big company wants the best of the best still. It’s that fight for the top talent here, not just any talent,” said Robert Half regional vice president Heather Johnston. So Yla began his research, by finding a good bakery. “And they make very good tasting donuts,” Yla said. Next, he had some lunch. “I ordered a burger from the Postmates just to check how they do the delivery,” Yla said. Read more