Interview Tips for Au Pairs: Clean up your Online Profiles

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 10 years, chances are you have an online presence. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or one of the multitudes of platforms available these days for social media. It’s a great idea to check out your public social presence when you are in process of seeking a new role. I recommend using a device you don’t … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au Pairs: Clean up your Online Profiles

Interview Tips for Au pairs: Breathe and Relax

No matter what sort of job you are interviewing for, in any industry, its easy to stress out and become tense without even realizing its happening. Au pair interviews can be even more so. Parents are generally used to doing interviews. They are usually also quite nervous and a lot of the time don’t even know what to ask. At Sitters4U we provide clients with … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: Breathe and Relax

Interview Tips for Au pairs: Get Involved

So you get to your interview and if you have been following our weekly interview tips, you arrived on time, your CV looks dreamy, your stellar file puts grandma’s scrap-booking skills to shame, you are dressed presentably and comfortably. Then there is that awkward moment when you realise that the kids will be making up a large part of the interview. It’s fairly daunting meeting … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: Get Involved

Au Pairing: Is it for Everyone?

What Au pair Wannabe’s Should Know: Many young people go through a time in their lives where they are easily attracted to the life of being an au pair because from the outside it looks like easy money. “I’ll just be looking after a couple of kids. No problem!” But is this what au pairing really is about, or do we need to re-educate society … Continue reading Au Pairing: Is it for Everyone?

Interview Tips for Au pairs: Be Prepared

Like a girl guide, your motto should be ‘Be Prepared’. If you have been an au pair for a while now, you should have built up a stellar file of activities and information by now. In an interview its essential. The more information and ‘show-and-tell material’ you have available to you to provide the family, the more professional you will appear and the better your … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: Be Prepared

Interview Tips for Au pairs: Be on Time

If you know anything about parenting, you will know that time management plays a huge role in  a parent and child’s life. Generally there is a time for everything. A time to get up,  a time to get ready, a time to go to school, a time to fetch the kids, times to attend extra murals, do homework, have dinner, run a bath and get … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: Be on Time

Interview Tips for Au pairs: How to Dress

So you have been selected for an interview for an au pair role but don’t know how to dress? Yes, we know its a little confusing. When interviewing for an au pair or nanny position it can be a little tougher to decide what to wear than interviewing for a corporate role. Being an au pair means being involved in the families life on a … Continue reading Interview Tips for Au pairs: How to Dress