Looking for a nanny position can be very difficult. The competition for nanny jobs is very fierce. This is due to the economy and the popularity of hiring a nanny. There has been an increase in the amount of families across the country who are hiring nannies. More people are also turning to this occupation because of the economy. They have lost their jobs and this is something that they can get into relatively easy. Here are some tips that will help you in your search for a nanny position.
I would recommend using a nanny site, such as care.com or sittercity.com. These websites help pair a family with nannies. They are great because it allows you to search for a family matching your needs in your area. Make sure your profile is complete and up to date. List all your references with accurate email and phone number. Remember to tell those people that you are using them as a reference. It is also a great idea to make sure that your profile picture is appropriate. This is the first thing that potential families will see. Check for jobs regularly throughout the day to ensure that you are applying for jobs as soon as they come up. Although parents can run a background check on you themselves, I would suggest you do it. It is inexpensive and saves time, as well as shows the parents that you are dedicated to finding a family. Respond to families right away or as soon as you can. Also once you get an interview, schedule it as soon as both you and the family are available. As I stated above there are a great deal of people looking for the same job that you are. You will be applying with hundreds of other people. I had a family tell me that they had over 300 applicants within two hours of posting on a site. So be as punctual as you can, timing is very important. When you apply for a job, write only the important details. Although you may feel as though this isn’t a real job interview, dress like you would dress for an actual interview in an office.
Try your best, be polite and yourself. If you follow these steps then you should have an advantage in finding a job as a nanny.