Au pair interviews south africa

Au Pair Interviews South Africa

The time has finally come! Au Pair Interviews in South Africa are finally back in action and happening in person. Why is this such great news? Firstly, it’s always nice to meet the person who is finding you your dream job, in person. And secondly, having interviews back in person (instead of being online) affords everyone the opportunity to interview for a particular position as not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to wifi.

With the above in mind, it is still important to remember that Covid19 still plays a part in our lives and that we need to exercise caution when interviewing with multiple people/au pair agencies.

How to prepare for your interview

  1. Before you apply for a position or get called in for an interview, be sure to always research the company. This shows the company that you have done your ‘homework’, are in tune with their ethics, and that you aren’t looking to waste their time.
  2. Always ensure that your CV is up to date – Don’t miss the perfect job because of an out-of-date CV. Update all work experience, references, contact numbers etc each time you leave a position.
  3. Try meditating beforehand – nerves can get the better of you. Just be yourself
  4. Think of any questions you may have for your interview. Asking questions shows that you have taken the time to think about the company and shows how prepared you are.

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What to take to your interview:

  • A copy of your CV.
  • A copy of your references.
  • Your own pen, should you need to fill something out (and due to Covid)
  • Your own tissues (due to Covid)
  • Water; helps prevent a dry mouth whilst interviewing.

Have the following answers prepared:

    • What are your strengths?
    • What are your weaknesses?
    • What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
    • Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
    • Why they should choose you rather than one of the other candidates?

Ask the following questions:

    • What do they expect of you as an employee?
    • Who will you be your ‘Manager’ or point of contact?
    • What will your general day be like?

What to do after your interview

If you have the email address of the person who interviewed you:

  1. Send them an email thanking them again for their time.
  2. Tell them how you think the interview went.
  3. End off by saying “I look forward to hearing from you” as this helps drive action from their side. (It prompts a reply)

We hope that this article has better prepared you for your interviews going forward and that you made use of our FREE download for Au Pairs and Nannies.

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