Your profile plays an important role in finding your match. In this post, we would like to discuss more about the purpose of the profile and its components.
What does a Host Family or Au Pair profile consist of?
The profile at AuPair.com consists of several blocks:
Contact details - e-mail, phone number, address, social networks, etc. This contact information helps us to get in touch with you. Your contact details are by default displayed to your favourite users. For security reasons, AuPair.com will never share your email address. You can always change privacy settings in your profile. You can either hide your contact details or display them to almost all our service users.
Personal details - this block contains information about you, your education, language knowledge, special diet requirements, etc. This is a brief overview of your person.
Au Pair / Host Family job profile - here you can describe your perfect match, countries you are interested in, working hours, experience and other details related strictly to your childcare experience abroad.
Additional details - this is one of the most important parts, where you can address your future Au Pair or Host Family by writing a letter about you, your family, hobbies, why you would like to be a part of this program and other important details.
If you are an Au Pair, try to write in your future Host Family’s language even though it will be harder. They will probably appreciate it and they will get to have an idea of your language skills!
If you are a Host Family, describe your family, your daily routine, the Au Pair’s future accommodation and working schedule. This way, the Au Pair will get an idea of the expectations. Try to write in a friendly way. Use easy grammar so Au Pairs can understand everything even if their language skills are not that good yet.
Search criteria - According to your search criteria, AuPair.com will create a list of recommended users and send it to you as soon as any new application meeting your search criteria appears.
Media - to make your application more visual, add some relevant pictures. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousands words. Pictures will create a visual impression of you.
There are different kinds of families, but they all have something in common. They are looking for a person who is willing to help to take care of their children. Despite your language skills, we recommend you to sound as responsible and caring as possible. Try to show enough interest in the family’s children once the contact goes further. Au Pair is an exchange program where you will be part of a unique experience abroad. Though you will receive a certain sum of pocket money, this should not be your main goal in any case.
Make sure the offer is interesting enough. Show the Au Pairs that you would like to get to know their culture and that the Au Pair will become a part of your family. This way the Au Pairs also feel you will give your best to make them feel at home.