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Tools for Job-Seeking Care Providers

Mike Nagel
July 15, 2010

Reach new employers and find a great new job by giving your Care.com profile a little boost!

At Care.com, we're all about making it easy for you to find great jobs. Now, we're giving you new ways to make that search even easier! With these tools, you can quadruple your online job-finding power in less than five minutes.

We'll show you how to take your Care.com profile with you when you're on Facebook, Twitter, emailing potential clients, or even posting flyers around town. We've set up simple ways for babysitters, nannies, and other care providers to enhance their profiles. Using these tools gets your name out there for families to find you. Here's how it works...

(Click on the links below to get started, log in to your Care.com account, and take it from there.)

Step one: Create a customized url
Think of it as building your own website on Care.com. We'll let you create your own unique, easy-to-remember, easy-to-find web address that links straight to your Care.com profile. Share it with family and friends to show off your skills. All you have to do is tell us what you want your address to be!

But that's just the start...
    
Step two: Share your profile on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter
Share your Care.com profile link on your Facebook and MySpace pages or on your Twitter profile to let friends know what kinds of jobs you're looking for. Some of the best job leads come from the people you already know, so don't be shy about having them help!  

Step three: Add a customized email signature
How many emails do you send on a daily basis? Make your messages work for you by customizing your email signature-it's another easy way to share your Care.com profile. We've included a how-to for popular email services like Outlook, Apple, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and more! Get people to check out your profile on Care.com.

Step four: Are you a blogger? Add the Care.com blog widget!
Check it out, doesn't it look spiffy? We've created two widgets to add to your blog or website. There's a small widget (like the one below -- except it'll have YOUR picture and YOUR profile information) that you can fit perfectly in the sidebar of your blog or a larger one that you can insert into an actual blog post. It's a great way to add a permanent link to your Care.com profile. 

Blog Widget

Looks nice, right?

Step five: Get other sites to work for you
Sick of re-writing profiles on dozens of websites? It really can be a huge pain. We've tried to simplify the process for you by preparing a fill-in-the-blanks form that you can take with you all over the web and cut-and-paste your way to a new job. 

Check it out. You can use this form to post ads for your services on Craigslist, backpage.com, kajiji.com, or local classified sites. Here's what the finished product looks like:

Classified Ad

Best of luck finding all of the great new jobs you're looking for!

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