A new Be the Best Nanny Newsletter survey shows that more nannies are using nanny web sites to find nanny jobs than any other method. Click here to see the results.
When using a nanny web site to find a nanny job the first communication between the applicants and prospective employers is via email. These first emails are the first interviews.
Just as interviewees want to impress future employers during a phone or in-person interview, nannies must always use perfect manners when emailing potential employers.
Proper email etiquette includes returning all emails from possible employers immediately in a professional and friendly manner.
When emailing parents, ensure that grammar and spelling is perfect. Use spell check in addition to proofreading.
Address the parents with their last name using Mrs., Ms., Mr., and Dr. in emails just as they would when speaking to parents on the telephone or in person.
What was your first contact with your current employer? Was your first discussion via email, telephone call, or in-person?