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Private Employer

Nanny

May 2019 • Marquette, MI

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

Must have strong communication skills
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Nanny

April - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Working with kids, evening hours

What I wish was different

More consistent schedule

Advice

Really go over all expectations during interviews
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Childcare provider

April 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Convenient and high paying

What I wish was different

More streamlined application and interview

Advice

Have references ready
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Babysitter

June - September 2019 • Bellport, NY

What I liked

I loved giving two children the opportunity to have a fun summer while their parents had to work.

What I wish was different

Do not have any wishes.

Advice

When babysitting, go with a plan for the day to keep children occupied throughout the day
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Landscaping Worker

May - August 2019 • Woodstock, VT

What I liked

I enjoyed the flexibility and my employer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a set schedule instead of being on call.

Advice

Make sure that you are ready to work!
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Health Care

June 2017 • Provo, UT

What I liked

Great Hourly wage, great client, great boss!

What I wish was different

I wish it had more hours.

Advice

If you want this job, you need to go through the BYU communication disorders program.
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Caregiver

June 2019 • Jacksonville, OR

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

As a Vascular Technology student at Oregon Institute of Technology, working one-on-one with patients is critical. My caregiving experience will set me apart as a people loving person who is caring and kind.
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Hospitality

May - August 2019 • Clarksville, TN

What I liked

I enjoyed working with people and seeing them have fun in this environment.

What I wish was different

My manager lost grip with reality, he had a mental breakdown, and this resulted in the loss of the company.

Advice

Be polite and enjoy the work you do.
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Nanny

June 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

I got to spend a lot of time getting to know the kid I was working with and we got to create wonderful memories together.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

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Nanny

June - September 2019 • Appleton, WI

What I liked

Working with wonderful kids

What I wish was different

More pay

Advice

It’s awesome to work at a job you love doing something you love !
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Summer Nanny

June - September 2019 • Marquette, MI

What I liked

I liked the freedom and ability to spend time outside with the kids I nannied.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make sure you have lots of fun experiences planned and ready for when there is down time.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Ramona, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting personal experience working with children. My major is Human Development; so working with children hands on and in a real life setting was invaluable to my knowledge.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more time to spend with the kids. I wish I could continue to nanny them.

Advice

I would recommend a nanny position to anyone who is seeking experience with children. It is enjoyable and rewarding.
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Geriatric Personal Care Aide

June - August 2019 • Clarks Summit, PA

What I liked

Learning how to work with an older generation.

What I wish was different

Long evening hours made it difficult to balance outside responsibilities.

Advice

Be patient, it can be challenging to work with older people who may not fully understand their actions but that's okay, just be patient with them.
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Roof Repair

June - August 2019 • Beaumont, TX

What I liked

The hours were long, but the company was great. Though we did manual labor, the energy was always high.

What I wish was different

I only wish it wasn't so hot over the summer!

Advice

Though manual labor is often looked over, it's a great experience that, personally, made me more eager to get back to the ease of classes. I also learned more about discipline, self-motivation, and how to avoid burning out.
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