Nanny/Family Caregiver for 2 years...
I'm wondering how to present this part of my work history on my applications. As a live-in nanny for a 12-year-old, I served as taxi, tutor, and role model and cared for the dog (vet, grooming, daily responsibilities). I also managed two seasonal households (cleaning, errands, cooking meals, general upkeep). Occasionally, I was called upon to fill any gaps in her parents' (one a CEO, the other a partner of an IP firm) schedules, extending my responsibilities into evenings or weekends. I learned a lot and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world, but on paper it seems irrelevant. What title do I give myself to represent the work I did?
- Kofi Kankam expert Hi Chantale - this is an interesting question. Assuming that this effort was your FT job, you want to position this effort as a management effort - i.e. you were essentially running a household and equate that to a small business: You had to organize tasks, lead young people/serve as an example as you stated, manage a financial budget, learn how to be flexible to changing demands and conditions, etc...the individual tasks themselves (beyond the 12-year old) are not as important as the overall management situation. Any academic effort with the 12-year old child can be couched as coaching/teaching similar to a teacher in a school applying for graduate school. Feel free to respond if you have more questions.