Are you looking for a nanny job? Being a nanny is a fun and rewarding career. Taking the time to find the right job for you will make the job even more fun!
Finding the right job requires you to do a little bit of homework. It is your responsibility to review the job description and have a complete understanding of your responsibilities before accepting a position. There a few steps to follow to make sure the nanny job is a good fit.
The first step in finding a great nanny job is to review the family job description. The job description is your first opportunity to see what the job entails. Look at things like location, hours, and salary. Do all those fit your requirements?
The second step is the phone interview. Phone interviews are your first impression. Make sure you can talk without being distracted. Tell the family a little bit about yourself. Be prepared to answer some questions about your job history and experience.
A face to face interview is your opportunity to shine. Arrive early, dress comfortably but professionally, and be prepared. You will be asked to answer questions but it is also your chance to ask questions. You will also have the opportunity to meet the kids. Take this opportunity to interact with the kids and show off how well you work with kids. Find out as much as your can about the family and the job. Would you like to work for this family? Do you agree with their child care philosophy? Are you comfortable in the house?
After the interview thank the family for their time and make sure to follow up with a nice note. This extra step goes a long way.
Following these steps will help you find a great job that you will want to stay with for years!
If you are interested in a nanny job or want to learn more about being a nanny visit the TLC for Kids website.