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Jerilyn Brown
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over 6 months ago

Could YOU be a Super Nanny?

If you have a passion for being a caregiver and love kids this career may be waiting for you!!

The Child Care industry desperately needs qualified, dedicated individuals to provide support to working families by providing excellent, loving care for their children. There are nowhere near enough child care providers to meet the demand and child care costs are astronomical because providers can charge more for their services due to the ratio of demand vs availability. But I'm not talking about working in a child care center.

Being a certified Nanny means you are independent. You work for one family, usually full time and the parent/nanny relationship can exist for years. There are often much better benefits available to you and you can work through a vetted service or on your own. Working through a service means charging a rate that the service dictates and working on your own gives you the ability to charge your own rate. There are also much more stringent qualifications and requirements that can take up to 3 yrs to acquire.

There also appears to be a trend with parents preferring older care givers over younger ones in an effort to circumvent some drama situations that are more prevalent with care givers of a younger age group. This could be a great career for your transition into retirement and some nannies work well beyond retirement age.

It's important to have the right mindset, experience & personality. This job will demand energy and will "keep you on your toes"! If you are a curmudgeony morning person or dedicated to a 9 pm bed time, then this is not the career for you. While you may have some "Mrs. Doubtfire" qualities it's important to consider what your traits are and will your purpose match your passion?

Let's talk requirements & qualifications. Depending on your state the basic requirements are:

  • Drivers License/Full Comp Insurance
  • Speak English well, Bi-Lingual a plus
  • CPR/First Aid with infant CPR preferred
  • Clean Bill of Health, Immunization records(?)
  • Child Development Certification with 20+ hrs of certified education/training
  • Clean Criminal Background

Qualifications: Some measure of verifiable child care experience. Get references from family & friends & anyone you've babysat for. Personality characteristics should include being responsible, reliable, trustworthy, patient, respectful, flexible, organized & confident. Parents also look for good time management skills, ability to set & be consistent with boundaries, being attentive & observant, having critical thinking skills, non-punative in correcting behaviors, great chemistry with their children and having Common Sense! Make sure your references include some of these key words!

There are a lot of online resources and certifications available. Why not go explore them and see if you can live up to the role of a Super Nanny?

Is Being A Nanny Your Dream Job?

US Nanny Association Very stringent requirements, agency driven positions.

#newcareer #motivation #careeradventures

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Sharon B
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over 6 months ago

Ready for a new job or new career in this new and evolving digital age.

Learn some new skills, start networking and market yourself.

There are plenty of place online to begin for FREE!

Here’s a few places to start looking and devoting some time every week to developing yourself:

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/

EDX free courses: https://www.edx.org/search?q=free%20courses

Did you know that Harvard and Stanford offer FREE courses too???

Harvard: https://pll.harvard.edu/catalog/free

Stanford: https://online.stanford.edu/free-courses

Make google your friend! Be limitless, the opportunities are truly endless…..

#jobsearch #workfromhome #free #freecourses #freetraining #newjob #newcareer #training #careerdiscovery

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Kristen Dudley
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over 6 months ago

Want to learn how to #code? Are you or someone you know interested in learning to code/develop software? CodeX Academy has room for more #students If interested, check out the info at https://codex.academy/#/?promo=kristend022 This is great for anyone looking to change careers or high school seniors about to graduate but don't want to/plan to go to traditional college. All online classes!! #code #coding #softwaredevelopers #softwareengineer #CodeXAcademy #onlineclasses #selfpacedlearning #learning #software #school #changecareers #newcareer

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Jennifer Bentley
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over 6 months ago

Announcing an upcoming Virtual Hiring Event in #NewJersey on August 11th!

Looking for a #newcareer? Come join #MattressFirm and our #MattFirmFamily! We celebrate success, provide ongoing learning & development opportunities, offer uncapped earning potential, and believe in making lives better by ridding America of #Junksleep!

New Jersey on Wednesday, 8/11: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-jersey-virtual-hiring-event-tickets-165284844419

#careers #career #jobsearch #hiring #hiringevents #nowhiring #newjerseyjobs #careerfair #openhouse #jobs #salescareers

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Jennifer Bentley
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over 6 months ago

Announcing an upcoming Virtual Hiring Event in #NewYork on August 10th!

Looking for a #newcareer? Come join #MattressFirm and our #MattFirmFamily! We celebrate success, provide ongoing learning & development opportunities, offer uncapped earning potential, and believe in making lives better by ridding America of #Junksleep!

Long Island on Tuesday, 8/10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-island-area-virtual-hiring-event-tickets-165280842449

#careers #career #jobsearch #hiring #hiringevents #nowhiring #newyorkjobs #careerfair #openhouse #jobs #salescareers

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Melinda Groff, GBA
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over 6 months ago

Hi, how do you go about explaining to a potential employer that you quit. I gave a two week notice and then had words with my supervisor and quit.

I'm also trying to transition to a new field which is making things double difficult

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