Care.com is a good resource for care providers who would like to access care provider positions in their locality without having to manually search local businesses, agencies, hospitals and the newspaper classifieds for the latest job opening. But how can you search for positions using Care.com?
First and foremost, you must sign up as a care provider at Care.com so that you can be accessed by companies or individuals looking to employ you. Use an e-mail address that you are most familiar with and choose a password that you will remember.
Care providers who want to be noticed by care seekers in their community must stand out from the rest of the crowd. The best way to do this is to create a detailed profile, listing your qualifications, years of experience in your chosen field, and flexibility in your approach. Care providers must also upload a current, up to date resume that care seekers can view if they wish to find out more about you, and if you would be suitable to hire. So do not hesitate to create a winning resume where you can “sell” yourself by listing your accomplishments and specialist skills.
Check Local Listings
Care.com maintains current listings of families and individuals who are searching for care providers on a one time basis or a more regular basis. While some care seekers will actually seek out your services by contacting you, many do not do so. If it has been a month since you signed up with care.com, but you have still not been contacted about a job posting that fits your profile, do not give up. Instead, take action by actively seeking employment through Care.com. Regularly browse current job openings and initiate contact with those who are looking for a service that you can comfortably provide. Make sure that you mention why you would be suitable for the advertised position and when you would be available as well as other relevant information that care seekers need to know about you. Also, be sure to answer e-mail queries promptly so that others will see that you are serious about the job.
Care providers that have the time to devote to a care provider position such as pet sitting, caring for the elderly or providing live-in nanny care for children should actively seek employment by signing up to Care.com. Once you have signed up, create an in-depth profile that makes your profile stand out from the rest and then check local listings regularly to find job openings that fit your personal circumstances.