The steps to getting that dream job

If you are looking for a role as a nanny, mother's help, companion or housekeeper, read on as we explain the next steps for finding that dream role.

1.  Take a look at our current jobs and if you see one that looks just right for you, just click 'apply'. 

2.  Create your Homebodies profile by clicking on the pink “Register” button and start creating your profile. . The more information you give us the better!

3.  Upload your CV – this is your chance to sell yourself and showcase your previous experience. Do you need some help with writing a CV? Upload a Homebodies’ CV template here.

4.  Call or email us to find out more about any of the jobs. We know the family and understand their requirements really well so we will be able to give you lots more information and good tips on how to make that dream job much more of a reality.

5.  We would love to meet you! We can do Skype interviews if you live outside London, but if it's possible, please do come in for an interview, we much prefer to meet you in person - and our clients prefer that too!

6.  Prepare for meeting with us. We are very warm and friendly and we of course want you to feel welcome and comfortable, but it is an interview and your opportunity to show us why you are the best candidate for this job. 

7.  We will send your details to the client once we have all the documents and references we need. The quicker we get everything together for you the sooner we can make the introduction. Written references are always useful but we will call and verify all the references so please make sure you have contact numbers and up to date emails for previous employees.

8.  Once we have sent through all your details we will let you know whether the family would like us to arrange an interview with them. Be prepared that they may require a second interview to see how you interact with the rest of the family members.

9.  If you and the family both enjoyed meeting each other and feel that this role is potentially a good match – we encourage you both to have a trial. We suggest 3 days to 1 week to get a proper feel for the role. If the role is a live-in role then we suggest you move in for a few days. Best to go into your new job without any reservations and only lots of excitement.

10.  So the trial went well? You have received a formal offer and you accept? Congratulations!! Homebodies will put in writing the formal offer of employment and the family will provide an employment contract.

11.  Please read the contract carefully. Make sure you are happy with everything before signing and starting your new role.

12.  Stay in touch with us. Keep us posted on how you are getting on. We are here to provide ongoing support and advice.

13.  Ready to move on? Come back to us in the future and we will find you your next dream job too!