Finding a roommate can be hard!
The 23-year-old University of Wisconsin graduate is moving to DC in a week to start work at the Wilson Center. The housing search here was “overwhelming,” he says; full of people just like him (young professionals) looking for the same thing he was (a cheap bedroom downtown and close to Metro). So he thought of an unconventional way to “productively channel some of that stress:” a résumé.
In perhaps the Most DC Thing, a guy looking for housing has posted a faux resume to a public housing page. You’ll fit right in, my friend. pic.twitter.com/amBdmhni9v— Chelsea Cirruzzo (@ChelseaCirruzzo) September 5, 2018
He got the idea from a viral story about a Michigan State University student who tried getting himself invited to a sorority formal with a “dating resume” last year. He didn’t get the date, but he did get a surge of viral fame. Alhadeff figured it couldn’t hurt.
And it hasn’t: the post has over 1,000 likes in Washington D.C. Housing, Rooms, Apartments, Sublets and is littered with comments about how cool he is.
“I’ve gotten like 10, 15 people friend requesting me on Facebook. A ton of people have messaged me to be roommates, others saying ‘Hey, when you get in town, I’d love to show you around if you want to get a beer,’”
At this point—a week out from his move—Alhadeff is open to living anywhere that fits in his budget of $1,000 a month, though he says he could stretch it for a good location, like Chinatown. He’s not fussy about roommates, either.
Need a roommate? Give him a call!