Finding a Nanny Job in Tough Economy
We have been sharing ways to market yourself to help find a nanny job in a tough economy. Today we suggest you market your greatest skills, without sounding arrogant.
You can find nannies that have marketed their specific skills all over the Internet. There are traveling nannies, baby nurses, nannies that specialize in working with multiples, newborn specialists, night nannies, and so on.
But, there's a big difference between marketing skills and ego trips. If you find yourself too busy bragging about your skills, you may forget about the interviewer. Don't lose sight of what the interviewer wants: information needed to make a good hiring decision. You must emphasize your skills in a manner that helps them visualize you working for them.
For example, which two statements markets skills better during a nanny interview? "I have worked as a lifeguard and know all about water safety." Or, "I love to swim. I would love to help Johnny learn to swim."
Ask yourself what makes you unique in a way that benefits children and parents? Are you comfortable working for children with special needs? Do you have a degree in early childhood education? Let potential parents know what skills you have that will benefit them, while avoiding ego trips.
What makes you stand out from other nannies?