Advanced Job Search Boot Camp

In the last few weeks I’ve gotten several emails from experienced nannies who’ve hit a dead end in their job search. They’re great caregivers with a lot to offer, they’ve updated their resume and are hitting the proverbial pavement but they just haven’t been able to find the kind of job they want or need. The question that keeps coming up is “What else could I be doing?” Time doesn’t allow me to work with each nanny individually so I’ve created a December class that focuses on creating a custom search strategy that works.

If you’re an experienced nanny actively looking for a job and want to be in the best position for the January hiring opportunities – it’s one of the best times to find a job! – then don’t miss your chance to optimize your job search efforts.

n my job search boot camp, you will get tips on your resume from a former recruiter, you will be learning how to take the first step to find the job you love. We will discuss your personality where it is lacking and need to work on to get your dream job. Olymp Trade will give you a clear idea about the boot camp. 

My unique approach is centered on the a nanny search portfolio, a tool I developed through years of working with parents and nannies during their search process. But my approach isn’t for everyone. It requires a strong commitment to being an exceptional caregiver, a willingness to think outside the box and readiness to hone your presentation materials and interviewing approach.

Read what a few others nannies have to say.

There was great practical advice in the text of the lessons for constructing a professional-level portfolio, and for organizing the information in a way that highlighted my childcare-related strengths and experience in my various positions. I found the “Position Details” page particularly effective. The critiquing of my drafts (of the various sections) was also extremely helpful to me in making the portfolio the best I could create. I credit this portfolio with landing my current, excellent job. I was the only candidate that my boss even wanted to interview, and after I accepted the job she told me she had planned to cry if I hadn’t accepted it.

~ Janice St. Clair, career nanny, founder Boston Area Nanny Support Group

The step by step guide and exercises laid the groundwork for me to not only write a great portfolio but also to really envision the kind of position that will make me happy and fulfilled. Getting one on one honest and constructive feedback means that when I was ready to show my portfolio to potential families and agencies, I was putting my best foot forward right from the start. There are so many nannies looking for work, I know that having a specific, well organized portfolio, one that really captures my personality, sets me apart from the crowd. Having someone in your corner with so much experience and an eye for what parents are looking for is invaluable.

~ Sue Downy, 20 year nanny and owner of

I think my Nanny Job Search Portfolio got me my current position. I interviewed for 7 months and had good responses but my experience changed as soon as I made a Portfolio! Thank you!”

Danyel Equality Bailey, nanny from RI

The three week class includes:

1. The Nanny Job Search Portfolio e-book

2. Top Notch Interviewing Skills e-book

3. three live webinars – Sundays December 4th, 11th and 18th @ 5 PST / 8 EST, focused on:

• creating unique written presentation materials

• advanced interviewing skills

• developing a custom job search strategy

4. two live Q and A calls, great for review of material and conversation “How do I say that?” scripting

5. unlimited access to online discussion group for support and brainstorming throughout class period

To participate, you must:

• have at least 5 years of nanny experience (if you don’t meet this requirement but feel you’re still a good fit please contact me directly)

• have a working knowledge of fundamental interviewing skills

• be willing to invest time and energy into optimizing your written presentation materials

• be open to new ideas and strategies

The package is $69.95, $49.95 if you’ve already purchased the Nanny Job Search Portfolio e-book. IMPORTANT NOTE: The class requires a minimum enrollment of five. If you’re interested, send an email to by November 30th with CLASS in the subject line. If enough are interested, I will send registration / payment instructions.

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Join Us for an Event in Your City

We’re excited to see The Help! During opening weekend, August 12th and 13th, nannies from across the country are coming together in their local areas to see the movie and enjoy dinner afterwards. Check the list below to find an event in your area. Don’t worry if you don’t know others going. New faces are always welcome!

It is always nice to know the new people from your field of work, by this you will come to know more about new jobs and their way of tacking difficulties and childish tantrums. You will get to know their part of the story and can share yours with them. Learn the facts here now and register for the event.

If you don’t see an event listed close to you, it’s easy to organize your own. Contact Lora Brawley for details and help in planning and promoting your event. Hope to see you at the movies!

If you plan on attending an event, please let your event coordinator know by emailing them directly.

Atlanta, GA
organized by Metro Atlanta Nannies
contact Deborah Brown at
Sunday, August 14th
details TBA

Baltimore, MD (Hunt Valley, MD)
organized by Rochelle Matheson
contact Rochelle Matheson @
Saturday August 13th
3:10 movie at Regal Cinemas Hunt Valley Mall (arrive at 2:45 to meet group) then dinner at California Pizza Kitchen located next to the movie theatre.

Bergen County, NJ
organized by Andrea Flagg
contact Andrea @

Boston, MA
organized by Massachusetts Alliance of Professional Nannies
contact Jennileen Joseph @
Wednesday, August 17th
details TBA

Chicago, IL
organized by First Class Care
Contact Erin @

Denver, CO
organized by Denver Area Nanny Association
contact Christy Ochs @

Detroit, MI
organized by Michigan Professional Nanny Association
contact April Krause @

Durham, NC
organized by Triangle Area Nanny Group (T.A.N.G.)
contact Tracey Chipps through the TANG facebook page

Los Angeles, CA
organized by Westside Nannies
updates posted on facebook fan page

Milwaukee, WI
organized by Northshore Professional Nanny Agency
contact Mary Boyle @

Orlando, FL
organized by Central Florida Nannies and Loving Arms Orlando
details will be listed on their facebook page
Saturday, August 13th
Meeting at noon for a 12:30 movie at Regal Cinema’s at Winter Park Village then to The Cheesecake Factory afterwards for lunch. All interested parties may RSVP via our FB page or contact MARCIA at 407.490.4236 or All who RSVP will be entered into a drawing for a FREE ticket to the show!

Philadelphia, PA (Main Line area)
organized by Nannypalooza 2011
contact Sue Downey @

Seattle, WA
organized by Nanny Biz Reviews and Northwest Nanny Association
contact Lora Brawley of Nanny Biz Reviews
contact Jenny Brown of Northwest Nanny Association
Saturday August 13th
1 PM movie at Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue, WA with a late lunch at Z’Tejas

Washington, D. C.
organized by Metropolitan Nannies


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