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Make your nanny profile shine

2013 May 13
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The first question to ask yourself: what do parents want to know about you?

At Nannyjob we know the essential information parents need to make a decision – location, experience, availability and what kind of job you want – so make sure these details on your nanny profile are accurate. If they aren’t, then you won’t show up when parents search! Here are some other top tips for making your profile stand out from the crowd.

  • Be specific because when you’re too vague about location or availability then parents won’t bother to contact you if they don’t see what they’re looking for, or something similar, on your profile – you can select multiple regions but you probably don’t want to select all of them, particularly if you’re looking for a live out job!
  • Make sure the details on your profile make sense – your total years of experience should be equal to the number of years as a nanny, as a nursery nurse and in other childcare (which includes teacher or nursing). If you say you have more than 5 years experience but none as a nanny or as a nursery nurse or in childcare then how can you have more than 5 years relevant experience?
  • Select your job types carefully. You may be genuinely happy to work as anything but remember people will contact you based on what you say you want to do.
  • Add a photo! It makes it easier for parents to connect what you write to a real person if they have an idea of what you look like.
  • Use appropriate paragraphs and punctuation to make your description easy to read.
  • If you have any restrictions (for example you’re looking for a Monday and Tuesday job because you already have a job the other days) state this early on.
  • If you’re looking to work in an area where you don’t currently live, say when you would be available to move and start work.
  • Give details of your qualifications and experience, as well as talking about the personal qualities which make you a great candidate. Remember that this section is all about what you can do for the family, how you interact with children, what you like to do in your job and how you use the knowledge and skills that you’ve gained. Make sure you really tailor it for a nanny job. Your interests, hobbies and family background are less important than skills which are relevant to childcare and show real passion and enthusiasm for your work.

Above all, be yourself!

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