Now Hiring: Purina Cat Chow Correspondent
Suddenly, it's chic to be a "cat lady." Especially when you can make $50,000 a year doing so. Purina Cat Chow is looking for it's first ever correspondent -- male or female -- a "cat lover that enjoys sharing stories and cat insight with others." What a gig!
The job will involve traveling the country and telling cat tales "in your own, special way." As the Purina Cat Chow Correspondent, you'll attend special pet events, connect with pet owners, then write, blog, tweet, give Facebook updates about it -- basically get paid to tell cat stories and bond with other cat lovers.
And you don't even have to quit your day job! This is a part time position that you can wrap around the rest of your life. All your expenses will be paid to travel to the events, many of which happen on the weekends -- Purina is willing to work with you on that.
All you have to do to apply is complete a brief application and upload a photo of yourself with your cat(s). The application will ask you questions about your online social presence, in other words, if you're on Facebook, how many friends you have, as well as if you Tweet, and the number of followers, whether or not you have a blog, etc. It's obvious the job will require a large amount of social networking.
Now if you really want to make an impression, you can show up at one of the following open casting calls:
- March 5 Tampa, Fla. PetSmart at 12835 Citrus Plaza Dr. 33625
- March 12 Minneapolis PetSmart at 1100 W. 78th St. Richfield, MN 55423
- March 19 San Francisco PetSmart at 315 Gellert Blvd., Daly City, CA 94015
The selected Purina Cat Chow Correspondent will be announced by May 15, 2011, and the position will run from May 15, 2011 to May 15, 2012. Good luck, and Meee -- yowza!
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Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award-winning multi-media journalist and author of Career Comeback--Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want. Her work has been translated into 20 different languages, and she is a frequent expert guest and commentator on news and talk shows. She has been featured in The Wall St. Journal, on the CBS Early Show, NBC Today, CNBC, Fox Business News, Dr. Phil, Oprah.com and many other media outlets. Lisa discusses her AOL pieces each week and interviews vital guests on the web TV show, This Week in Careers. Learn more on LisaJohnsonMandell.com.