Gumtree is not a website for those looking for genuine employment. However, it can be used to help people that are looking for that elusive ‘professional nanny’.
In recent years Gumtree has grown in popularity. In terms of the employment market, it is now one of the most popular ways to advertise your skills and experience and get employers to come and see you.
For a nanny, Gumtree is a great place to advertise your qualifications, experience and a potential employer may use Gumtree to check if the job they have for you is legitimate or not. Not only that, but on occasion you may also be contacted by the recruiter that had advertised the job as well.
It is often worth taking a look at Gumtree yourself, as it gives a lot of potential candidates an opportunity to list their qualifications and make themselves clear and easy to find. Although some nannies use Gumtree, it’s possible that you could benefit from joining in and putting forward relevant details.
Some providers on Gumtree don’t actually employ people directly. Instead, they utilise some form of ’employers’ rating’ to let people know whether they employ legitimate employees or not.
The nanny’s rating can be as low as one star, or as high as ten stars. In order to find a potential employer that is actually interested in employing you, the best thing you can do is get as many stars as possible, as these will reflect a higher level of professionalism and service.
The job advert that you submit to Gumtree must provide some details relating to your qualifications. Whilst being honest is always a good thing, it is also a very good thing to ensure that the more reliable jobs are posted to Gumtree, as they are the jobs that will provide the most success and employ more people than anything else.
Care should be taken when submitting your details though, because at the low rate of success that they have right now, employing someone with only one star is a waste of time and money. You can do a bit of research on Gumtree to see what sort of jobs are available, and how many applicants have applied for them.
One of the problems that has cropped up recently is that some websites are using free Gumtree accounts to post free jobs. If you are able to make sure that the job is legitimate, then you can use this free site to list the job and be assured that the person you are sending your CV to our professional and will provide you with the work.
Although it may be tempting to simply take the first free job that you find, it is always important to make sure that you aren’t tempted by the pay-out and then regretting your decision later. Whether you are employed or not, it’s important to make sure that you find a genuine employer.
Another problem that may exist is that the employment agency (or recruiter) is using Gumtree to advertise its own jobs. This can potentially cause problems and damage the reputation of the business, so make sure that you read the fine print before completing any forms on Gumtree.