Reviewing Resumes

Always check the background and references of house help before you hire them. If you have the good fortune of having written resumes to sort through, keep the following points in mind:

  • Look for true literacy in the applicant, not adherence to a form letter from a resume book.
  • Look for experience, of course, but remember that common sense, initiative, and the desire to learn are usually more important, especially for nannies.

Be sure to check references; forged letters or references do appear. Most house staff should have a collection of reference letters for you to look at.

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:08
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