Ready for career change. Nanny to ......
June 29, 2014 9:13 PM Subscribe
With 13+ years experience working in the field of child care, I am ready for a career change. Most recently (the last 5 years), I have been working as a nanny in a major American city. Previously, I've been a camp counselor, Au-Pair, and tutor, etc. I'm looking to parler this skill set into something outside of 'household help'.
posted by kmeryl to Work & Money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have tried to leave the field of child care in years previous, but all efforts were unsuccessful. I have a B.A. in Communications and have had three amazing internships in public media and in the House of Representatives. In undergrad I took a few audio production courses, and had planned to have a position in public media by now - five years post graduation.
I know things rarely work as planned, but I'm feeling extraordinarily stuck. Since plans B, C, and D to get myself a grown-up job have not worked out as well, I think I have run out ways to quit nanny-ing. I've flirted a few times with the idea of returning to school for a few things, dietetics and social work, but I haven't been on love enough with these plans to do years in school again.
I'm looking for a job where my experience would be an asset and would help me take steps towards getting a creative position in media. A few months ago I had an interview for a position that would have been perfect - a job hiring counselors for a fancy summer day camp. Unfortunately, I did not get the position.
I'd love to hear about how others have gotten out of nannying or a similar type of career that comes with such a specific skill set.