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How to Land Your Ideal Nanny Job

Do you enjoy working with little ones and taking care of them? Do you think a career in the field of childcare would serve you well by way of a steady income doing what you love? Then all you need to do is land your ideal nanny job!

But are you worried about the best way to go about looking for the best childcare opportunity? Well, have no fear. Here are a couple of tips and tricks that have a

direct impact on families looking for professionals for their children. These will not only bring lasting satisfaction to you but your employers as well.

Make a List of Professional References

Parents will be more than happy to provide references to childcare professionals who responded positively to feedback, were consistent and punctual, and showed enthusiasm in working with their children. Assuming that you have several years of experience in the bank, the first thing you need to do is gather all the potential families that you could ask to write you a delightful reference. Make sure that the references you settle on are those that showcase what a great nanny you would be.

Assemble Your References

The second step towards landing your ideal nanny job is to start getting in touch with parents that you have forged a great professional working relationship. Reach out to them and be sure to let them know that you would be honored to use them as a reference for your next role.

However, the best way to go about this would be to offer them time to write up your reference. Giving them a heads-up is a way to gauge just how willing they are to refer you to someone else. It will also allow you to get an idea of what they may say to the next family that recruits you.

Compile Your Resources

Once you are happy with the families who you have chosen to be your references, you can start compiling all of them in a chronological manner, which coincides with your previous work experience. This is highly important because unless they are organized, the new hiring agencies and families may face difficulty when they attempt to verify your references.

Consequently, the screening process will also take longer, and there may be several unnecessary calls and emails back and forth. When making your resume, be sure to focus on references from roles, which were long-term and consistent. Do not opt to include references that are for fill-in or babysitting jobs.

With these simple tips, you can ensure that the hiring party is more than happy to have you on board. In no time at all, you will be introducing yourself to your dream family for that ideal nanny job that you always wanted!

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