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Nanny

June - August 2018 • Grandville, MI

What I liked

I liked the fact that it was close to my home and paid well. The parents were very nice and easy to work with.

What I wish was different

I wish the family did not have dogs. They had three very large dogs that were not potty trained.

Advice

Think of questions to ask about the family before you go for an interview.
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Nanny

May - August 2018 • Midland, MI

What I liked

The kids

What I wish was different

Early mornings

Advice

It was fun
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Nanny

September 2016 • Englewood, CO

What I liked

I love being around children, and this child in particular. I have watched her grow up and she is like family to me. It doesn't feel like work.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

July 2017 • Marietta, GA

What I liked

Everything. I love children.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked a little more since I had a lot of free time.

Advice

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Veterinary Assistant

June - August 2018 • Granada Hills, CA

What I liked

I got hands-on experience in the field I intend to pursue after graduation.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was to have seen more cases and get even more exposure to different cases.

Advice

Ask as many questions as you can!! Staff is generally very friendly and informative if they are willing to accept volunteers in the first place!
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Property Caretaker

May - August 2018 • Knox, PA

What I liked

I liked having flexible hours.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

May - August 2018 • Excelsior, MN

What I liked

I enjoyed working with the kids and gaining experience working with other people.

What I wish was different

My boss was very inconsistent about my schedule so that was complicated and could've been easier.

Advice

Talk to your employer about expectations and time requirements before agreeing to the job.
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Handyman/logger

June 2016 - September 2018 • Gold Beach, OR

What I liked

I liked being able to have a problem and figuring it out on my own. I enjoyed the outdoors and being resourceful when the job got tough. It was hard work, but I enjoyed how physical it was and being in the outdoors.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been more people at my job site to work with. Most of the days it was just me and maybe one other person. I would have enjoyed being with others and working along side of them.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is that this job is very physically challenging and can be dangerous at times. If you watch your surroundings and are constantly paying attention to what you are doing then there shouldn't be a problem
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Caregiver

June 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was super personal as it was 1 on 1 care.

What I wish was different

At times the hours were very inconvenient and that would have been easily fixed.

Advice

I would definitely advise patience and being as respectful and caring as you can be.
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Reading tutor

May 2018 • Wayland, MI

What I liked

This job was very applicable to the degree I'm currently pursuing. I was able to use a lot of the information I've been learning. The schedule was also very flexible.

What I wish was different

I wish I had started this job sooner!

Advice

Make sure to be on the same page as the parents as to what they want their children to work on. Keep the line of communication open.
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Tutor

June - September 2018 • Concord, NH

What I liked

Empowering the tutee- even though I was teaching, it was she who achieved each step

What I wish was different

More hours and more respectful attitude from the tutee

Advice

Find the right place between the lines: as a tutor, you are neither a parent, baby-sitter, traditional classroom teacher, nor sports coach. The role is unique. Be flexible. Adjust your lesson plan if it's not getting across the concepts to the tutee. Notice how they have fun and incorporate that into learning - there's even more freedom than in the classroom. Use your own personality to be the best tutor you can be, and remember that it's your job to teach, coach, encourage, clarify, and listen, but not to DO the work for the tutee. The student is responsible for his or her own learning.
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