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Career Benefits of Being an Au Pair

Why Employers love your Au pair Experience

A large number of employers are currently working with global clients and therefore are looking for employees with foreign language and cultural competency skills and looking to hire ‘’global talent’’. Executives are now looking for staff with more international experience to let their business increase.

A large number of employers are currently working with global clients and therefore are looking for employees with foreign language and cultural competency skills and looking to hire ‘’global talent’’. Executives are now looking for staff with more international experience to let their business increase.

By working as au pair abroad is an incredible way to achieve your own ‘’global talent’’, not only your au pair stay in Australia will contribute to your personal growth, but it will also increase your qualifications for a variety of jobs, and strengthen your professional skills.

The marketplace is becoming more diverse and global, Employers need people who can confidently work with clients or their own team located at other countries and cultures.

It’s a fact that more and more employers are searching for employees with;

1- Flexibility and adaptability
2- Foreign language skills and cross-cultural communication capabilities (by confidently communicating with other people who have different cultural backgrounds and expectations.
3- Management skills to perform complex tasks and communicate with people from other backgrounds 

By working as an au pair you can get valuable experiences in all of these areas. As an au pair, you will be immersed in a new language, country, new family, culture  and way of life. All this can be a new and exciting challenge to help you increase your responsibility and independence, plus your ability to adapt, problem solve and lead. Being an Au pair in Australia lets you take the opportunity to become the ‘’global talent’’ that so many companies are searching for.

Professional skills you will achieve

Cross-Cultural Communication & Competency

Being an au pair requires strong communication skills. From your arrival, you bring your own style, expectations and culture to your host family. You bring your own communication style with you, the way you have to transmit information, or deal with problems. Which could be different to the way your host family communicates. This will help you to learn how to adapt to new environments and people. Which are exactly the same communication challenges you might find in your career or professional activity.

Foreign Language Skills

The only way to become truly fluent is to be immersed in the language on a daily basis, and both your host family and children will be your best teachers to achieve it.

Complex Project Management

Managing your everyday duties as an au pair can be demanding sometimes. Some of the duties you will have on a daily basis will be much the same to what you will find in your career, such as the flexibility you will need to cope with changing schedules, managing time efficiently. You will need to pay attention to detail both when you are preparing the food of a little kid or when you are preparing a client quote. You will need responsibility when caring the little one and when meeting deadlines in your professional life. Creativity to find new activities to keep a child entertained, or when presenting your ideas to convince a future client to buy your product. Flexibility when the host family needs you extra time as the child gets sick, in the same way you will need to have flexibility when your work colleagues arrive late to that important meeting.

In short, your au pair job will give you the skills and the opportunity to increase your abilities in managing complex projects, the earlier you develop those skills the better you will perform in your career.