Last week we started discussing how to find a nanny job in a tough economy. First we recommend that you don't put all your eggs in one basket. When looking for a nanny job use all methods available including using a reputable nanny placement agency, nanny web sites, and word-of-mouth referrals.
Next, we recommend creating a stand out resume. To see how to do that please click here.
We also explained why it is so important to procure great job references. Parents and agencies put a lot of weight on references. They cannot learn whether you have a great attitude on a resume, they gain a sense of your enthusiasm and positive demeanor from your references. Do your best to acquire written references that can be read many years after you have lost track of the family. To learn more about getting references please click here.
Our next advice is to get CPR/First Aid Certified. The nanny placement agencies that took our October, 2010 monthly poll said one of the things nanny candidates are most lacking is in safety training and certification.
Even if you took a class in CPR/First Aid a few years ago you must update your certification every two-years. Luckily, finding courses are easier than ever. First check out where the American Red Cross has training in your area by clicking here .
You can also contact your local hospital for CPR/First Aid training and certification and there are even some courses online.
Although the children's safety is a nanny's number one priority, there are still nannies that don't have their CPR/First Aid certification. Before you apply for nanny jobs be sure your CPR/First Aid certification is current.
Is your CPR/First Aid certification current?