Go dressed like a professional. No cut offs, no short shorts, no tattoos showing, major piercings, or flashy clothing. Don’t show up in your sweats, and do not show midriff with a crop top. Keep jewelry to a minimum, nail polished neutral, and hair groomed (no crazy colors please). Think of a dressy pair of jeans and a blouse. No excessive jewelry. If it is a Personal Assistant job a suit or more professional attire may be appropriate. Otherwise, think simple stylish and classy.
Go with your resume printed and any other supporting documents in a folder. DO NOT SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED. THINK PORTFOLIO WITH LAMINATED PAGES.
Do a little research before you go on Google and Linked In. Know who are meeting with.
Bring a pen and a notepad
Make business cards if possible. Visit www.zazzle.com and put something together with your name, position title, phone number, and email address and or social media profile.
If you want to look like a real pro create a nice resume and overall profile on Linked In. It will wow our clients and other prospective employers.
Come with a notebook to take notes. Prepare a list of questions for the meeting.
How long would you like a commitment for this position?
Tell me some of the most important things to you about this position?
How long was your last nanny here?
What did you like most about her?
What did she need to work on?
What can I do that would make things run really smoothly in your home?
What do you think is the most important quality for this position.
DO NOT ASK ABOUT PAID VACATION, BONUSES, HOW FAST YOU WILL GET PAID, DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL ISSUES, YOUR FAMILIES PROBLEMS, YOUR BOYFRIEND, OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD COME OFF AS A COMPLAINT, ESPECIALLY YOUR LAST EMPLOYER.
Do not be late. Arrive at least 10 minutes early and wait in your car and be exactly on time. Clock your trip the day before the interview. Give yourself an extra 20 minutes. You can never make a second impression.
Look your interviewees directly in the eyes.
Think through your answers and be ready! Read our interview questionnaire and think about how you would handle the questions asked prior to the meeting.
Send a thank you! Whether it is a hand written note by mail, a text message, or an email. ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU Even if you don’t want the job. You never know who people know.