Here's one way to get a resume noticed. President Barack Obama offered to circulate an unemployed engineer's resume when his wife complained to him about the lack of jobs at the president's Google Plus hangout Monday night.
The president said it was interesting that the Jennifer Wedel's husband has not been able to find a permanent job for three years. The Fort Worth woman asked Obama why the White House is extending visas for foreigners while there is high demand for American jobs by Americans.
I don't know what your husband's specialty [is], but I can tell you that there is a huge demand around the country for engineers, Obama told Jennifer.
I understand that, she responded, but how am-given the list that you're getting, I mean we're not getting that. You said in the State of the Union address for business leaders to ask what they can do to bring jobs back to America.
Jennifer was one of people handpicked by the White House to ask the president a question during his high-tech town hall on the Google social media platform.
Obama didn't directly answer the question about visa extensions but said, Can I ask you what kind of engineer your husband is?
After she responded, a semiconductor engineer Obama said, It is interesting to me-and I meant what I said if you send me your husband's resume, I'd be interested in finding out exactly what's happening right there because the word that we're getting is that somebody in that type of high-tech field, that kind of engineer, should be able to find something right away.