Abu Bakarr Saccoh (pictured) has two bachelor’s and a master’s degree and is seeking a job as an accountant. But, for the moment , he is making ends meet by driving a cab instead.
Unable to find a job in his chosen field for the past two years, Saccoh decided to conjure up a way in which he could cleverly market himself in hopes of landing a job in his line of work by posting his resume in the passenger area of the cab he drives, reports NBC 10.
The Sierra Leone native, who drives and lives in Philadelphia, decided that publicly advertising his resume in the cab would highly increase his chances of coming in contact with someone who could help him secure an accounting position.
“The first thing I do when I jump in my cab — after I put my certificate up and get everything in order — I immediately put my resume up, Saccoh told NBC 10. “In my cab, you never know who you’re gonna run in to. It’s all about increasing your chances.”
The 43-year-old cab driver has been at his off-the-beaten-path self-promotion for a year-and-a-half. He has also covered his entire job searching bases by posting his resume on practically every major career search website.
Saccoh claims that he does enjoy driving cabs but prefers to be an accountant. He says such a position can help his countrymen who oftentimes have trouble understanding the tax filing process on these shores. “Many of my people are very scared about taxes or they don’t understand it,” he said. “They need somebody they can talk to in their own language, that will tell them how to do it. So, maybe I can have a tax business and do their taxes. That is where I think I will add value, not only to a company but also to my community. That is what is important.”