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

How to set up your Au pair CV to get the Job

At Sitters4U we receive hundred of CV’s from au pairs across the South Africa every month. It would surprise you  then as to how often its difficult then for us to gauge at a glance what childcare experience our applicants have, when they have worked for families, the details of the positions they have worked in, etc. It’s important to structure your CV in a … Continue reading How to set up your Au pair CV to get the Job

Top 10 Questions to Ask a Client in an Au pair Job Interview

Don’t be afraid to ask too many questions. Families want to know that you are interested in their family, and are well informed on what life with their family will be like. If there is something said that you don’t understand, ask the family to repeat themselves, or to rephrase the question. It is important that you are calm and focused during the interview. Be … Continue reading Top 10 Questions to Ask a Client in an Au pair Job Interview

What Should your Profile Photo Look Like?

If you have just applied with Sitters4U,welcome. We are looking forward to processing your application. We offer as professional service to our clientèle and therefore request that candidates profile photo’s are professional as well. For an idea on what is considered professional vs what isn’t, please take the following into account ( photo’s that do not adhere to these guideline will be removed). What we … Continue reading What Should your Profile Photo Look Like?

How to Take the Best Profile Photo’s

The best way to take a CV photo is generally to have quite a fun photographer do a portfolio for you. Another of course is the diy route. Why is your profile photo so important? It’s a client’s first impression of you. Look the part and your potential family could feel a lot better and more comfortable about giving you a shot at an interview. … Continue reading How to Take the Best Profile Photo’s