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With ever-growing economic pressure being felt in every strata of society, finally, an illustrated feline career guide to help cats reach their potential as fully contributing members of their households.
The first of its kind, this indispensable and inspirational feline career guide is for the lazy, free-loading fat cat, who, in these thin times, needs to get out of the house and start making house payments. Cat-coaching expert Ann Dziemainowicz has carefully selected and profiled approximately 35 career options from opera singer to landscape architect to restaurant critic, each vivaciously illustrated with witty line drawings by Ann Boyajian. Also featured is the Meowers-Briggs Personality Quiz, a key tool developed to accurately assess feline career types and skill sets and, ultimately, inform and streamline the kitty job-search process in an increasingly competitive job market. Included is a bonus section on useful interview tips for the naturally reserved applicant (example: Don’t hide under the recruiter’s desk), as well as the less inhibited interviewee (example: No claw sharpening on a prospective employer’s carpet).
Does your pampered Persian princess have a talent for interior design? Does your dapper tabby harbor the soul of an opera diva? Or is your sleek Siamese with the selective palate a restaurant critic in the making? Cat career coach Ann Dziemianowicz helps our furry companions navigate the increasingly high-stakes feline job market and streamlines the kitty job-search process by giving cats the tools they need to identify skill sets and make sound employment decisions. The convenient, completely private in-home Meowers-Briggs Career/Personality Test is a unique self-assessment tool that establishes your cat’s “type”—outgoing or reserved? self-effacing or self-confident? witty or witless? Dziemianowicz then profiles thirty-four thoughtfully selected career matches. Finally, it’s time for cats realize their full potential and go to work so you can sit back, relax, and take a well-earned cat nap.
The first of its kind, this indispensable and inspirational feline career guide is for the lazy, freeloading fat cat, who, in these thin times, needs to get out of the house and start making house payments. Illustrations.
About the Author
ANN DZIEMIANOWICZ was the Assistant Director of Publications/Senior Writer at Stevens Institute, a leading technological university. Prior to this position, she was for many years an Advertising Manager at Simon & Schuster. Ann’s cats have enjoyed varied careers in the fields of law enforcement (Bibsy is a private detective), culinary excellence (Fella is a restaurant pastry chef), and entertainment (Milton is a cabaret singer).
ANN BOYAJIAN is an illustrator living and working with her husband and cats in the Boston area. Her previously published books for children include Journey to the Heart: Centering Prayer for Children, O Say Can You See? America’s Symbols, Landmarks, and Important Words, and Samantha’s Friendship Fun. Ann’s elegant, sophisticated graphics reveal a wry wit, inspiration for which she attributes to her four-footed models.
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . 1
The Meowers-Briggs Career/Personality Test: Part One . . . 5
The Meowers-Briggs Career/Personality Test: Part Two . . . 15
Determining Your Cat’s Career Type . . . 18
Determining Your Cat’s Personality Type . . . 18
Career Options . . . 19
Careers for the Creative Extravert (CE) . . . 20
Careers for the Creative Introvert (CI) . . . 30
Careers for the Labor-Intensive Extravert (L-IE) . . . 40
Careers for the Labor-Intensive Introvert (L-II) . . . 50
Careers for the Intellectual Extravert (IE) . . . 60
Careers for the Intellectual Introvert (II) . . . 70
Careers for the Inert Introvert (InI) . . . 80
Tips for Acing the Interview . . . 87
Acknowledgments . . . 90