https://www.care.com/

Care.com

Nanny

June - August 2018 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

I loved my experience with the family and how easy the process was.

What I wish was different

I would not changed anything.

Advice

The application process does require multiple tax forms.
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Nanny

June - August 2018 • Stratford, CT

What I liked

Able to pick local jobs

What I wish was different

The job posts disappeared if they already hired someone

Advice

Easy to use
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Nanny

June - August 2018 • Wheaton, IL

What I liked

It was easy to search local postions

What I wish was different

More options to filter available positions

Advice

Check frequently for new postitions
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Babysitting

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish that babysitting as a summer job would hold more weight on an application

Advice

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Nanny

September 2017 • Loma Linda, CA

What I liked

I really appreciated the flexibility to name your own pay rate and hours and also the ability to select families to work with that best fit your personality and values. Additionally I liked how I could both apply for jobs and have people who viewed my profile message me personally to request to hire me for jobs because they liked my resume/profile.

What I wish was different

Advice

I think it’s important to make sure an employer has your safety in mind. One thing I appreciated with the set-up of care.com is that precautions are taken to not share your phone number or address with a potential employer (family) until you have consented and both parties are on board. When using an online job/career search tool it is important to always be aware of how much of your personal information is available to the public. Also I learned the value of creating a marketable profile that drew potential employers in. Don’t be afraid to list your strengths and qualifications, while also letting some of your personality shine through on your profile, as it is the only interaction potential employers will have with you before they schedule an interview or hire you.
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Nanny

June - August 2018 • Shakopee, MN

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

If you are looking for a fun and easy job, look into summer nannying! It's easy pay and always exciting.
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Nanny

June - August 2018 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

I love spending time with kids and Care.com is a great resource for finding babysitting jobs. Family was very flexible and had a lot of fun taking kids to different activities.

What I wish was different

Closer to home

Advice

Have reliable transportation and begin looking for jobs 2-3 months prior to starting.
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Nanny

May 2018 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

Flexible

What I wish was different

Availability of families

Advice

Be flexible and communicate a lot
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Nanny

June - August 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Working for individual families allow for flexible schedule.

What I wish was different

Resources in community.

Advice

Make sure you pick the right family to work for you and share expectations.
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Nanny

May 2018 • Duluth, MN

What I liked

The job was flexible and fun.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours were shorter.

Advice

Try to plan activities for every day and plan ones that you know you'll enjoy along with the kids.
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Product Marketing Intern

June - August 2018 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

I liked getting to know our product better and suggesting improvements by auditing customer journeys and key user flows. It was also interesting to do customer and competitive research. I enjoyed working for a mission-based organization that embraced collaboration using the Agile project management methodology.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to work more on go-to-market strategies in product marketing.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions because there are a lot of product-specific and business acronyms. Take advantage of getting to know different people from different teams to explore what other positions you might like.
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Baby Sitter

May - August 2018 • Falls Church, VA

What I liked

I liked being able to create my own schedule and work with the parents one on one each day.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've have a more consistent job, some weeks I worked every day and others only two or three days depending on the kid's schedules.

Advice

Babysitting would be a great option for students taking online classes or want a side jo on top of a more consistent job, especially if you have a car to drive kids to and from camps.
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Nanny

May - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I loved working with an infant over the summer. She was three months old when I started and just learning to hold her head up by herself. By the time my time ended with her, she was learning to sit up! Seeing part of the human development process first hand was really awesome.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have advocated for a larger paycheck so that I would have been able to save more money.

Advice

Though attachment to children of all ages is necessary to deliver compassionate care, please be sure to keep a separation between your work as a nanny and your own life, as it can be easy to look at the child as your own.
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