- Momo Bertrand was rejected 500 times in his quest to work for the United Nations (UN)
- Bertrand was finally been offered a job by an agency of the UN
- The young man said he did not listen to his classmates who made discouraging comments when he told them about applying for jobs at the UN
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A man identified as Momo Bertrand said he has finally been hired by the United Nations (UN) after being rejected 500 times.
Bertrand took to LinkedIn to make the disclosure, saying he started applying for jobs at the UN after completing his master's degree programme.
YEN.com.gh has gathered that Bertrand told his classmate about applying for UN jobs, but he was laughed at and advised to apply to be a kindergarten teacher.
Bertrand, who was born in Douala, Cameroon, said he did not listen to his classmates who made discouraging comments after telling them of his desire to work with the UN.
''I told a classmate and he laughed at me, “Momo, the UN won’t hire you because you know no one there. Instead, apply to be a kindergarten teacher here in San Diego.” he said.
"I didn’t listen. After 500 failed job applications, I was hired as a Digital Media Officer at ITCILO.org, a United Nations agency." he added.
His post encouraged many people who lauded him for his resilience.
Others even said they were encouraged to push and follow their dreams despite obstacles that may come before them.
In another grass-to-grace report, 22-year-old African-American by the name Zion Clark who was born without legs and grew up in foster homes has become a powerful wrestler and athlete.
According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, Zion's exploits were not only in the world of wrestling as he went on to become Ohio’s fastest wheelchair runner and won the 2016 100-meter and 400-meter state titles.
The hardworking young man whose condition emerged from a rare medical condition known as caudal regression.
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