Congratulations! You have landed an interview for your next position – now how do you get that nanny job?
When it comes to dressing for an interview a smart dress code is best. There are many other candidates who could do this job, so you need to set yourself apart from the crowd and land your next housemaid job.
Here are our top tips for making the best first impression!
- Make sure that your clothes are ironed, clean and tidy. You can always try out your outfit on a friend and see what impression they get from your clothes.
- Wear conservative clothes, not short skirts or tight blouses. Your new employer will not want to be concerned that you want to find a new boyfriend or that you will try and have men visiting the house.
- Make sure your hair is clean and well brushed. It is important you looking like you care about your hygiene.
- If you wear nail varnish make sure that it is a natural colour and it must not be chipped.
- Shoes should be clean and tidy too, everything goes towards creating that great first impression.
- Do not wear too much jewellery – it is best to be moderate.
- Make sure your teeth are you clean and your breath smells good. You shouldn’t eat strong smelling food just before your interview and refrain from smoking till afterwards – even if you are nervous. If you have time buy a packet of mints and have one before you arrive, but avoid chewing gum.
- Turn your phone off or on silent and keep it in your bag to show your potential employer that you are giving them your full attention. If you are expecting an urgent call and need to have your on the table, explain this to you the person who is interviewing you as soon as you arrive.
- One final point, make sure you arrive on time and if you cannot avoid being late let them know as soon as possible.
Remember when you are interviewing for the position of maid or nanny, it is a position of trust within the family, and you may well be living in the family home. Your employer will want to know that you are clean, punctual, organised and can be trusted.
Good Luck with your New Job!
Look out for upcoming our tips on beating interview nerves.