References are Critically Important

 

First…we only care about paid, professional references.  These are people for whom you worked as a nanny/babysitter.

Second, think of this as a “work history form.”  The “most recent” position is the job you currently have or most recently had.

  • Job #2 is the job you had before your most recent job.
  • Job #3 is the job you had before Job #2.
  • If you have any gaps in employment greater than 2 months, please explain why in the notes section.

Third, please know that we WILL call your references…it’s critically important that you complete this section fully and truthfully. One of the steps in our screening process is that we will verify all of this information.  If you are currently employed and haven’t yet told your employer that you’re looking, please tell us in the notes section and we wait to call them until you tell us it’s ok.

Seriously…don’t skimp on this section.  If you were only part-time, then say so.  If you were only “on demand” then say so.  If we see overlaps of positions, we’re going to be skeptical.  Please also indicate the correct start and end days – we will be verifying these.  And please also make sure to include the contact information for the references.