Wednesday, September 26, 2012
If you're a cat looking for a job in today's rough economic climate, what better place to expose your skills to a huge network of professionals than with a profile on LinkedIn? Mercury News reports that Pierre, a 7-year-old tuxedo cat from Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, CA, just might be the first feline to utilize the social networking site to find his next gig.
The social media-savvy kitty came to ARF in 2010, weighing in at an unhealthy 40 pounds. Thanks to a steady routine of diet and exercise, the tenacious tuxie has dropped 13 pounds, and is now ready to expand his possibilities outside of the shelter. When volunteers realized that Pierre was happiest in an open workplace environment, they decided to upload his resume to LinkedIn to try and find the purrfect placement for the real life business cat.
Pierre's profile reads in part, "Experienced office cat with larger-than-life personality seeks full-time, long-term position. Ideal work environment includes carpeted office or home office with windows, laid-back style, and feline-loving coworkers. (Pierre is also willing to overcome his workaholic tendencies for the right HOME environment!)"
The A-CAT-emy of Feline Sciences graduate also boasts an impressive list of skills and expertise that include four-paw typing, client greeting, staff and volunteer training, motivational speaking, and paperweight. He is looking for an employer who will provide head and cheek rubs, an employee exercise plan, and a generous nap package.
If you are someone you know is interested in taking on a hard working, professional office cat with 7+ years of experience, check out Pierre's Adopt-a-Pet profile, or contact ARF for more information.
Via Mercury News / LinkedIn (Pierre Cat)