New Job in a Private Household: Tips for Success
All the interviews are over and you have been offered the desired job in a private household. Naturally, you are excited about the new opportunity and eager to demonstrate your skills but also a bit nervous and unsure of what to expect from your first days at work.
Morgan & Mallet International would like to share some tips that would help you settle into a new household easier:
1. Listen, take notes and ask questions.
No matter what your position within a private household is, it is always important to listen carefully to the expectations, requirements and preferences of your employers. Some of you may be lucky to have a handover period with a departing employee, in such case make sure that you use this time for better understanding of the role, the environment and the processes in the household. However, do not spend time on gossiping or listening to the leaving employee’s grievances. If you receive training from a house manager or any other employee, make sure that you ask enough questions until everything is clear to you, and take notes to remember the information better.
Settling into a new team within a private household may be rather challenging, particularly if the other team members have been working for the family for an extended period of time. Trying to find mutual understanding with your colleagues from day one is essential because cohesive teamwork is the key to success within a private household. If you feel that your colleagues are somewhat unfriendly or even hostile towards you, try to talk to them openly and explain that you are not in competition with them and you are there to help them reach a common goal which is to make your employers happy. You should feel free to speak to your direct manager if encounter any difficulties with settling into the team as this may affect your performance.
3. Can-do attitude
When starting a new job, some things may be unfamiliar to you or even intimidating. Do not let this fact make you panic or answer that the task given to you is too difficult! If the family require something, the last thing they want to hear for an answer is a “No”. Even if the family’s request is very challenging, try to calm down and explain that you will do whatever you can to deliver the result, and make sure you do so.
These are just a few tips that helped a lot of our candidates to do better on their first days at work. Starting a new job may be stressful but do not let this stress influence your performance and attitude.
All in all, your employers expect to receive excellent service from every single member of their household staff, whether new or existing, and everyone has to work towards the common goal of ensuring the family’s comfort and carefree time.
If you would like to find your dream job within a private household, please feel free to contact Morgan & Mallet International, and our experts will be happy to advise you on available roles in the US, UK and abroad.
More info on www.householdstaff.agency
Make your video interview successfull
Nowadays, more and more candidates who apply for Household Staff jobs are invited for an initial video interview prior to a face to face meeting with their potential employer.
It makes sense because interviews via Skype, Whatsapp, Facetime, etc save a lot of time for both an employer and a candidate, and help avoid unnecessary travel expenses, especially if the candidate is abroad.
That is why Morgan & Mallet International decided to provide some tips on how to prepare yourself for a successful video interview.
Those are some basic things that you can do in order to make a good impression on your potential employer.
Consider a video interview as a privilege of technological progress that was made to save your time, especially if you are looking for a job in other countries.
Chauffeur Interview Questions
When candidates are invited for an interview, they try to prepare themselves for it as thoroughly as possible.
First of all, they try to find useful tips on the Internet like what kind of questions to expect and how to answer properly.
But the thing is that a professional recruiter will always have an individual approach to each interview because all the interviews as well as candidates and their experiences are different, each position (especially in a private household sector) is different.
In this article we would like to provide some information on how normally Morgan & Mallet International conducts interviews with candidates, what information we pay attention to and how we decide if the interview is successful.
Morgan & Mallet International’s main goals are to find a suitable candidate, to save the time of our clients while looking for household staff, and to make the recruitment process carefree for them, that is why our interviews normally last for one hour in order to understand if the candidate will be suitable for a particular position.
In the example of a Chauffeur's vacancy, we will try to explain the logic of our interviews and what we expect to hear from a candidate. Our consultants pay special attention to candidate’s skills during the interview.
After the candidate has passed this part of the interview successfully, we will discuss their experience working for private families or clients.
Our consultants will ask the reasons why the candidate left the previous positions and in what environment he/she worked. This part of the interview will help to understand if the candidate will be able to stay in a particular position long.
The consultants of Morgan & Mallet International always have an individual approach to each request that we receive from our clients.
In case you are looking for household personnel and want to make sure that you will not waste your time reviewing dozens of resumes of unsuitable candidates, please feel free to contact our agency.
We will be happy to do that job for you.
Tips for a Nanny Interview
It is a well-known fact that each parent wants the best for their child, especially those ones who cannot spend a lot of time with their offspring because of their career or business and have to hire childcare help.
Parents are always serious and scrupulous in the selection of a nanny or a governess for their children that is why it is extremely important to make a good impression during a face-to-face interview.
The consultants of Morgan & Mallet International would like to provide some tips on how to convince your potential employer that you are right for the job:
If you are looking for a childcare job, please feel free to apply for our current vacancies
Five qualities of a good candidate
Which qualities of a candidate does a recruiter and HR manager take into consideration while recruiting staff ?
A 5-minutes conversation is enough for a professional recruiter from Morgan & Mallet International to recognize a conscientious and responsible candidate, and decide whether it makes sense to proceed with their application.
Here are five qualities that will define a good candidate :
There are definitely other qualities, which will demonstrate whether a candidate is good, or not.
Morgan & Mallet International always collaborates with the best and most professional candidates since we deal with HNW and UHNW clients.
Therefore, please feel free to contact us and our experienced recruitment consultants will help you in selecting and searching the best household staff.
Your lifestyle begins with Morgan & Mallet International.
Dear candidates and visitors to our website, we are really pleased and excited to introduce you a new service from our agency.
From now on you have a wonderful opportunity to improve your profile and introduce yourself to the potential employer with the help of a video presentation. The results are very impressive as the visual form of CV presentation allows clients to see the personality and approach of candidates - two things proven to be vital for a successful match.
The video will show you talking to the camera about yourself and your experience so that clients can see if they will have a good rapport with you. The video presentation can be used alongside CVs to show clients who you are and how you work.
Moreover, it is engaging, memorable and will definitely attract clients’ attention to your candidacy. The video presentation will improve your chances to get your dream job immensely and will be a great way to stand out from the crowd.
A lot of people are afraid of public speaking and being filmed but we offer fun and enjoyable way of filming. You will be supported all the way during the process by a representative of the filming crew who will offer valuable advice on the speech and make you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
*Please note that services are available in London and Johannesburg
Morgan & Mallet International team has personally served royalty, business families, politicians, celebrities, and ultra-high-net worth families around the world.
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