There are only so many questions you can ask a potential Au Pair candidate in an interview.
It took us only a few posts about interviewing candidates to come up with over 318 questions!
(Well, maybe not that many. But it was a lot.)
Au pairs have similar concerns about what questions to ask, and about what information they should share in their applications.
I receive about two emails a week from au pairs asking what specific topics parents think they should cover, above and beyond what the Agencies tell them to share. For example, just this week I got an email from an au pair candidate who wanted some general advice about what information she should should offer.
Along with the information I have seen on the site, I would like to know what kind of information is most important for you. For example: two years ago I took a first aid course at Brazilian Fire Department. But I don’t know how relevant is that for you.
Host parents, are there any things that seem relevant to you, that you’d like au pairs to share in their applications?
Along with the ‘regular’ stuff, what specifics would interest you?
Au pairs, thinking back about when you filled out your applications, are there any things that you wish you’d shared or that you’re glad you shared?
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