So you have decided to start applying for jobs after being out of the market for some time, maybe you had children and stopped working, maybe you have been working with the same company for years and have decided you need a change. Whatever the reason you need to write a resume and you just don't know where to start.
One thing that people start doing is talking to their friends about what to do and suddenly they get all these "great tips". Unfortunately their tips might not be based on professional knowledge but personal experience. Therefore, we have put together some common mistakes that should be avoided.
Are you applying at the moment and faced with your first interview or do you remember your last interview? How did you feel about it? If you are like many of us the interview might have caused you a fair amount of excitement and nervousness, maybe even anxiety. Do you think it influenced your performance? Did you fail to get a good night’s sleep beforehand as you were thinking too much about the upcoming interview? Did your voice crack? Did you come up with your best answers after you left the room? If so, be reassured, you are not alone. But just because you are not alone doesn’t mean you have to be this way. Follow our tips and tricks and ensure you are at your best for your next interview.... read more
Of course, all of us understand that looking after children is so important that face-to-face interviews are a necessity for all nannies before they can start a job. These interviews don’t need to be with the family directly, agencies have the qualification and staff to thoroughly identify whether the position offered is suitable for you.
Unlike often perceived interviews are not only for the employer. After all it comes from the French s’entrevoir which means to see each other. While the employer will of course see you, you will also see the employer which gives you the chance to get more information on the position and whether you can imagine committing to the job and enjoying your work. In the long run having realistic expectations at the interview and knowing what you want from a job can lead to a more fulfilling work life.... read more
An issue Doctor G has seen many modern parents grapple with is resilience. It’s so easy to do things for our kids these days, but that doesn’t mean that we should. Building resilience often means kids not automatically getting things their own way – and unfortunately when in-home child care is involved, it can be the Nanny who bears the brunt of the push-back when this happens.... read more