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Finding a nanny job isn't what it used to be. Put the stapler and loose leaf down! You don't have to advertise your services on a telephone pole anymore. In fact, you don't even have to go through the hassle of advertising through newspaper classifieds anymore.
Using online nanny finding services provide a great resource for families and nannies looking to connect. You upload a nice picture of yourself, complete a short questionnaire that answers things like your age, previous work experience, education, and your reasons for wanting to work as a nanny, then sit back and wait for a nice family to contact you. Once the family has made initial contact with you (usually via email), it's up to you whether you respond, when you respond, or how you respond. However, you don't want to give yourself a bad name by being rude or by simply ignoring anyone who contacts you. Always remain professional when vying for nanny positions, but don't feel obligated to follow through with an interview or answer questions your not comfortable with.
Your nanny job search should actually be an enjoyable experience. However, if you do decide to go “old school” by taking out classified ads, be wary of giving out too much information and be careful about who you meet and where. Your best option is to use an online nanny job search site like nannies4hire.com. At least with a site like theirs, you can fine tune your family search, receive email updates on new families who register with the site, and for a very small fee you can have your profile highlighted up front and center for full visibility. You've got nothing to lose!