“It’s just luck.” I was told yesterday. You check the websites every day and fill out application forms for hours each week, but chances are even if you’re a qualified gold-star candidate getting a job comes down to luck. The luck of an interviewer picking up your CV and reading it before others’, your email landing in their inbox at exactly the moment someone decides to read some more CVs. Luck. The word makes me want to pull my hair out.
This is Pepper. He is my cat. He’s handsome, intelligent and has legitimately had more success in life than me. Maybe I am actually under-qualified and ridiculous, which in that case means someone else in my household needs to pick up my slack. Pepper, you are going to work.
This is Pepper’s CV. As you can see, he’s had a lot of experience being a cat and has put this experience into the context of professional work. Pepper is clearly very good at management and team-work, which co-incidentally is what is written in my CV too.
So I took Pepper’s CV and I sent it out to a number of places; Pets At Home, Pet Planet, Pet Supermarket and Pets Corner.
Now all Pepper needs to do is wait for the calls and emails to come rolling in.
Will he get a job before me? Does anyone even read these job applications? Will a HR employee see the funny side and invite my kitty to interview? Will I have to eBay for a cat-size business suit?
Watch this space…