10 Ways To Prepare For Your Nanny Video Interview
Preparing for a Nanny video interview is important if you want to make a good impression and stand out from the competition. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your virtual meeting:
Familiarize yourself with the technology Make sure you understand how to use the video conferencing app you’ll be using. Test your microphone and camera to ensure they are working correctly and are 100% charged. If you have any issues logging in or contacting the family, call the agency immediately.
Be on time Just as you would for an in-person interview, it’s important to be on time for your video interview. Being punctual shows that you respect the family’s time and take the interview seriously.
Dress appropriately Even though the interview is online, it’s important to dress professionally. This shows that you take the interview seriously and are committed to the role. No cleavage, heavy makeup, or messy hair. Don’t eat, drink, or chew gum. Keep your hands away from your face.
Choose a good location where there is natural light for your video call and that is neat and tidy. Avoid clutter and any distractions or interruptions from other people in site. Position your phone or computer in such a way that it does not move or fall during the call.
Make eye contact during the video interview, and make sure to look directly into the camera, not at yourself on the screen. This will help you appear confident and engaged. Don’t forget to smile!
Review and reread the job description for the position and prepare questions for the family. Also, research common questions that are asked during Nanny interviews and prepare answers for each one. This will give you the confidence to answer questions from the family thoughtfully and with ease.
Don’t talk negatively about your previous positions and focus on sharing what you enjoyed most about your past experiences.
Don’t interrupt the family by talking. If working with an agency, let them be aware of your rates and benefit expectations, and avoid talking to the family about money unless they talk about it first.
Show your interest and knowledge of the ages and stages of the family’s children. Also, acknowledge the importance of punctuality, reliability, and safety with illness precautions, and most importantly your passion and caring love for children and the family’s household.
Gather a portfolio of your experience, certifications, and references. This will give you the opportunity to showcase your skills and experiences and show the parents that you are prepared and take the initiative.
By following these tips, you will be well-prepared for your Nanny video interview and ready to make a great impression. Good luck!