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During hard economic times like these, having an extra source of income is always welcome. Part time jobs can help you save for your monthly utility bills, or can add to your household’s grocery budget. One great option would be to look for nanny jobs.
Remember that being a nanny is a decent job and that there is nothing to be ashamed of if you have to babysit your client’s child after office hours. Nanny jobs may even be a full-time occupation when you have earned the experience and have the needed backup to get a higher salary.
If you would like to be a nanny, ask yourself the following questions:
- How much time can I give for this job?
- Can I be patient enough for nanny jobs?
- Will I enjoy the work?
How to Find a Nanny Job
Start small. For gaining experience, maybe you can be a nanny to a neighbor or for a friend. When you get the feel of being a nanny, you can go and try looking for more clients. Asking your friends if they know people who would need a nanny can also help. Referrals are a great way to build a nanny career because people value knowing who they can trust.
Post ads online. You can search for websites which specifically cater to nanny positions. Post relevant information such as your location, availability, age, and the like. You can even get in touch with individuals looking for nannies online by leaving them an e-mail message.
How to Prepare for Nanny Jobs
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As for any job, being a nanny requires a certain kind of preparation. Here are just some tips you should remember when preparing to be a nanny:
- Allocate specific days of the week or a set time of the day for this job. Stick to your schedule and it will all pay off in the long run.
- If you have done this before, have a resume highlighting your experience when it comes to being a nanny. Showing how long you have been doing it makes your potential clients feel more reassured.
- In your updated resume, have a list of character references. Get in touch with previous clients and ask them if it would be alright to have their contact information on your resume for your future client’s reference.
- Be clear with your job description. Some employers might ask you to do more than just being a nanny to their kids. Setting your limitations and having clear communication about it can help you have a harmonious relationship and can help keep your job longer. This would include whether you’re doing it part time, full time, or if you’re living in our out of your client’s home.
Nanny jobs can be a good source of income and you may even learn to love and enjoy it!