6 People Share How an Uber Ride Changed Their Careers
When you’re a #girlboss, you know you’re really never notnetworking. It doesn’t matter if you’re living it up on your well-earned warm weather vacation or catching up with your boo at happy hour, an opportunity to advance your career could come knocking at any moment. And according to the folks at Uber, a ton of people are finding ways to climb the corporate ladder while splitting a fare with a stranger. Since launching in 2014, UberPOOL has handed out more than 250 million shared rides — a whopping 20 percent of total rides in the 30 cities it currently serves — and unexpectedly, a lot of career opportunities. Below, we hear first-hand from six riders who turned a trip across town into a positive career move.
“It wasn’t a super long ride or anything, but when I got in the UberPOOL I confirmed my address with the driver, and the other rider recognized it because he used to work there. I let him know it was actually my first day of work, and he gave me incredibly poignant advice and a handful of people I should go introduce myself to. I listened to him, and it opened a lot of doors for me that first week, so I’m very thankful!” — Rob, Chicago