Unemployment Nine: Career change beckons

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

I think craigslist joined CareerBuilder in trying to send a subtle message that it’s time for a career change, because this is the second ad for a nanny that I’ve found while looking for writing/editing jobs.

Here’s the ad, untouched, and if you don’t chuckle at the part about “a school that’s at least decent,” then you clearly have no sense of humor:

High-end Nanny. (Norwalk)

Childcare position for three children that leaves time for other things. You would: function within an upscale household with 1-2 other staff; cook; drive; run errands including grocery shopping; buy things for the children; and do some sporty activities. You should have: excellent judgment (no telephone, personal distractions while with children); an undergraduate degree from a school that’s at least decent; interpersonal judgment, not just with children but with the adults in household; several years’ experience working with children; a clear sense of self and maturity no matter what age.

Full-time hours unevenly distributed so that you have several days off/week.

Cover, resume, photo.

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2 comments on “Unemployment Nine: Career change beckons

  1. cwcomment says:

    Dont get discouraged. If you do decided to change jobs it can seem like a huge feat but if you use the power of small in your search it can be easier. break your daily to do list down into “mini tasks” that can actually get accomplished in a single day.

    There’s a new book coming out that has great ideas like this and networking advice called The Power of Small written by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval.

    Good luck!

  2. Deb says:

    Classic. Nothing wrong with being a Manny! Long ago, I read ads from guys looking for such jobs :).

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