Social networking is a force to be reckoned with. If you spend anytime at all on the internet you will discover that people don’t always use the best judgement when posting things online.
I thought this article from Roxanne Porter over at Nannyjobs was timely and useful.
(Introduction by Glenda Propst, Regarding Nannies Development Team Member)
10 Things That are Not Appropriate for a Nanny Profile
by Roxanne Porter
A good nanny profile should include all of the basic information, such as work experience, employment history, education and contact info. You can also add in other data such as hobbies, certifications, or references; but there are some things that are better left out of your profile. Here are 10 things that aren’t appropriate for a nanny profile:
- Social Security Number – Although at some point you will need to provide this to your prospective employer, it should be left off your resume/profile. This is something that need only be shared when you’re reasonably certain that you’ve got the job.
- Social Networking Profiles – Unless you use it for business purposes, it’s best to leave your Facebook profile off of your nanny profile. Separation of personal and business lives, as a rule of thumb, is the best approach when creating a resume or business profile, and you don’t want any non-work appropriate wall posts or pictures influencing your potential employer’s decision.
- Photos From Inappropriate Settings – No one wants to see their prospective nanny getting down at Tootsie’s Roadhouse. As fun a night of dancing and revelry as it might have been for you, save that story for another time, audience, and venue.
You can read the rest of the article here 10 Things That Are Not Appropriate for a Nanny Profile