More and more frequently, we receive CVs from candidates who have their own business but still want to work as Household Staff.
Therefore, the question is what attracts people who own successful businesses and can hire their own staff to work for private families ?
There may be several hypotheses. The easiest and the very first option that comes to mind is that candidates simply try to increase their income. However, you will agree it is quite a superficial explanation. It is hard to argue that working for a HNW or UHNW family can bring numerous useful contacts, and sometimes you can glean some successful business ideas from people with whom you are communicating.
For instance, Domestic couple jobs, House Manager jobs or Butler jobs require not only skilled management of personnel, but also establishing business connections in various fields, such as construction, steward jobs, design, real estate, delivery, catering, etc.
You have to choose the best of the best to ensure that your employer is satisfied with the personnel or services you have selected.
Quite often proving yourself in House Manager jobs may lead to you being offered to supervise several estates worldwide, as well as a private jet and a yacht so the scope of your responsibilities and the opportunities for networking and acquiring new skills would expand.
The field of security, namely close protection or body guarding may serve as another interesting example. A large percentage of bodyguards have their own small Close Protection Agencies and people under their leadership.
They conduct various trainings and courses, yet they do not leave their job as a CPO. To any security officer it is exceptionally important not to lose their skills and ability to apply their knowledge in practice. Moreover, working for HNW or UHNW people can considerably expand their circle of VIP clients.
One should not forget about a great advantage of combining your business with work for a private family, which can ensure permanent employment. It is almost impossible to predict your business revenue, especially during the first few years, but working for a VIP family can guarantee a steady income and employment.
Finally, one of the greatest perks of working for a HNW or UHNW family is an opportunity to travel. Quite often, such families have properties in different countries and they have to move from time to time. Accordingly, they usually prefer their staff to move with them. Long-term residence in other countries will allow you to get acquainted with another culture, mentality and traditions or to learn a new language.
Therefore, do not be afraid to combine business with pleasure and open new horizons !
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