Get noticed and land your dream nanny job
The number one way to get noticed and land your dream nanny job is to manage your social presence. It’s very important for families and Georgia’s Dream Nannies Placement Coordinators to find a professional picture and updated profile of you somewhere on the web. For example, you may want create a detailed LinkedIn profile where you can list an updated resume, cover letter, references, etc. You can also add pictures of yourself volunteering or helping others. Remember that you want to look your best in the pictures. Please remember that most families work in a professional environment, so they expect the same type of respect and professionalism in their home.
I know from personal experience trying to get noticed and land your dream nanny job can seem daunting and overwhelming, but in the end if you set yourself up for success and work hard at coming across professional, then you will stand-out to potential families. Please remember it is very important to monitor your personal profile pages like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Having a personal profile is great way to stay in touch with friends, but make sure there are no compromising pictures displayed for the public to view, especially your profile picture. Keep your profile picture professional, especially when you are looking for a job. Think about this for a minute – How do you want to be viewed or perceived by potential employers (remember first impressions) ?
Get noticed and land your dream nanny job tips:
- Social Media – Always check your profile and make sure that you have an appropriate and professional picture of yourself.
- Get a Nanny Portfolio ready – Georgia’s Dream Nannies helps ALL of our nannies with a portfolio before they meet with our family!
- Make a professional voicemail on your phone. Please do not have random music playing in the background or use un-professional language on your voicemail.
- Make sure that you have a professional email just for work use. Remember you want to give a good first impression.
- Show up to your interview on time.
- Show up to your interview prepared with the necessary materials.
- Show up with a Smile.
Georgia’s Dream Nannies only send top-notch candidates to interview with our families; therefore, if you are going to interview, if means we really, really like you. We may not have verbalized that enough. But trust me, we think you are a quality candidate.
Part of landing a dream job is being prepared and on-time. The basic expectations of any job are to be prepared and on-time. It is no different with a nanny or housekeeper job. I cannot emphasize the importance of this enough! Our families are busy people—which is why they hired us in the first place. Do not waste their time by being 5 minutes late.
The best way to ensure that you are on-time to an interview is to make the drive to their house before-hand. That way, you know where you are going. If you are not able to do that—leave an hour early. Did I say an hour? Yes. If your GPS says it will take 30 minutes, give yourself an hour and a half. There could be a multitude of things to happen while you are on the road in traffic (Atlantans—can I get an amen?). If you actually do arrive an hour early, drive by the house (be sure to check the house number) and go stop at a local coffee shop or restaurant to wait for a few minutes.
Ideally, you are knocking on their door five minutes before the interview time. That really puts your best foot forward and shows that you are on time.
Also, you should have the materials we told you to bring. We want you to leave your portfolio with the family so that they can remember who you are. You are not the only person they are interviewing (this is normal for any position that you apply for with any company). We want our families to make the best choice for their family. Sometimes, it can be difficult when choosing because we have such great candidates. Your portfolio is the best way for you to leave a lasting impression.
Do not forget to smile! I know interviewing can be nerve-wrecking. It is important for you to make sure that your nerves do not overshadow your personality. If all else fails, remember, we really, really like you. You are a top-notch candidate!
Above all- BE ON TIME. I cannot stress that enough. The time you show up is your first impression. It might seem trivial, but it is not.
Check Out Our Videos: Great Tips Here
- How To Write A Good Resume – A Must See Click Here
- Preparing For An Interview (You must be registered & approved with our agency to view videos)