The way you present yourself on an interview determines what the client’s initial impression of you will be. Dress appropriately and be on time. Have a copy of your resume and letters of reference with you.
Your initial interview with a prospective family is primarily an introduction for you and the family to get to know each other. This is the time to put forth your best. Ask about the children, what they enjoy doing, and about any particular activities that they are involved in. Tell the family what you have to offer and share positive experiences you have had in your previous jobs. Ask questions about the position and what will be expected of you.
Discretion is important. Refrain from revealing any personal information about previous employers. Unless the family is interested in discussing days off, time off, vacation days, sick pay, holidays or salary, you should reserve those topics for a second interview.
After this first meeting, you will find that the chemistry you have with the family will help you decide whether to pursue a second interview or trial day. We are in constant contact with you during this process. We provide feedback from the family and offer guidance and direction to help secure the best job that’s right for you.
About Our Families
Most of our clients are located in the Los Angeles area and surrounding neighborhoods, including Bel Air, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Malibu, Santa Monica, the San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena and Glendale.
Many of our clients have worked with us for years, as the needs of the household have changed. Some of our new clients are referred by friends who have hired through our Agency or employees we have placed with other families. Whether our clients are searching for a nanny or housekeeper, they all expect a high level of professionalism and depend on the experience you have to offer. A cheerful disposition, a positive attitude, initiative and flexibility are some of the key qualifications that will help you in securing a position with a wonderful family.