Job-hunting is hard for everybody.
Trawling through websites and newspapers looking for positions, filling in forms, and attending interviews.
It’s not easy to keep your spirits up when you’re out of work.
Well, imagine how much harder it is if you’re registered deaf, and your last boss has sadly passed away.
That’s what happened to qualified dog groomer David Cartner, but he is not letting the challenges get in his way and has come up with an innovative way to try and find a new job looking after animals.
David, 30, from Hexham , has made a video, where he presents his message on placards.
In it, he details his experience working as a volunteer at a pet salon in Crawcrook.
Sadly, his mentor there died last year, so David is looking for a new position.
As David says through his placards: “I would like to carry on dog grooming and make him proud as well as his family.”
David would clearly be an addition to any pet pampering service which needs a new pair of skilled hands.
He has level 2 and 3 certificates in dog grooming, which he earned while studying at Kirkley Hall College.
He boasts a number of City and Guilds qualifications, alongside certificates for dog walking and dog sitting.
And clearly, he is a determined man, willing to work hard, who has the intuition and drive to come up with his own stand-out viral marketing strategy.
The video has been seen more than 12,000 times since he uploaded it to Facebook.
He is looking for employment around the Northumberland and Newcastle areas – which has to be accessible by public transport as he does not hold a driving licence.
The video closes with a final message: “If there are any employers out there that are willing to employ me on voluntary or trial basis which could lead to full-time employment, then please get in touch as I would love to hear from you.”
Email [email protected] if you think you could give David the job he deserves.