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Interview tip #10: Don’t appear judgemental

Interview tip #10: Don’t appear judgemental

Whilst going through the interview process, don´t appear judgmental as the candidate answers. This will ensure she is comfortable during the interview and a candidates who is comfortable with you will share more information about herself. For more great articles and tips, please subscribe to receive our latest articles or join our new Facebook group. Got a … Continue reading

Interview tip #8: Get the candidates perception

Interview tip #8: Get the candidates perception

When questioning a candidate about her skills as an au pair, teacher, tutor or otherwise, ask questions that will give you insight to how the candidate perceives herself. Is she organized, efficient, creative, resourceful, independent? When she mentions a certain quality about herself, ask her to give examples of these skills. For more great articles … Continue reading

Interview tip #6: Personality always wins

Many parents make the mistake of thinking that qualifications and experience can make up for a personality issue. Do not make this mistake. It is of the utmost importance that the candidate you choose be friendly, cheerful, genuine and sympathetic. While anyone can obtain a qualification or have years of experience, having the right personality … Continue reading

Interview tip #2: Familiarise yourself

When interviewing a candidate, familiarise yourself with the candidates profile thoroughly before the interview.  Check that the information you have been provided with is up to date. Many candidates may have been interviewed years ago and may not have submitted their latest references.  Make sure to have a note pad nearby when you are busy … Continue reading

Interview tip #1: Know what to ask

Interview tip #1: Know what to ask

Before interviewing a candidate, its important to know what you would like to ask them during the interview.  Click the links below to find out more on each of the 5 areas you should be enquiring about: Background and personal history Experience Abilities Age appropriate questions How to check a reference For more great articles … Continue reading

How to check a reference telephonically

How to check a reference telephonically

To assist you to find the best staff available, we have put together a list of great questions to ask a reference. When you first call, give your name, explain who gave you the person’s details and explain that you would like to do a reference on the candidate you are calling about.  Then ask: … Continue reading