Whilst experiencing everything a different cultural lifestyle has to offer is no doubt informative, exhilarating and eye-opening, it can be a little overwhelming to wrap your head around. We’ve pulled together a short list of the most important aspects of working in a significantly different cultural environment to assist you in your research into the way of life and contrasts that living and working internationally may bring.
Whether you are extensively experienced or just starting out, a clear, professional resume is essential to obtaining your dream role as a Nanny in any country. You may be looking at leaving a family you’ve been with for some time or getting back into the Nanny role after some time away but regardless of your reason, the selection process can be competitive. Whilst you want to stand out from the crowd, there are some creative tools you need to avoid, as well vocabulary and information to leave out.
In all career paths, everyone strives to be the best they can be at their chosen vocation, and Nannies are no different. It is a unique position; caring for someone else’s children as if they are your own, and does not come without it’s challenges, however the opportunities for career growth and progression are not dissimilar to other industries.
Social media is everywhere and it’s not exclusive to teenagers and families sharing photos with overseas relatives. Career professionals often have personal social media accounts and when your personal name is not affiliated with your business or workplace, these accounts can be fun and harmless. But when you’re easily found online under your own name (as this is how your potential employers know you) possible positions and career prospects can be jeopardised or even completely removed if your online presence is not favourable to your industry, or personality.
When looking to employ a Nanny or Au Pair, you may find yourself questioning the difference between the two roles. To some, the words are interchangeable, but to those who work in the industry and understand the complexities of both roles, the comparisons between a Nanny and an Au Pair are distinct and definitive.
You’ve found an amazing Nanny, she’s kind and cares for your children as if they are her own. She is helpful and understanding of the dynamics of your home and goes the extra mile without being asked. She’s part of your family……..so why did she just hand in her notice?