In an effort to reach as many candidates as possible we are now posting all our new job listings to our Google+ page. If you have a Google+ account why not add us, and have the jobs delivered directly to your account page. You’ll find us on Google+ by clicking this link .
We’ve added new sorting functionality on the jobseeker search results page.
This functionality allows host families list jobseekers by their CV’s popularity, as well as sorting the results by the most recently logged in date.
A jobseeker’s CV popularity is determined by the number of times it has been downloaded, and the number of times that jobseeker has been shortlisted. We’re assuming a higher percentage of shortlisting, is indicative of a quality jobseeker CV.
You’ll find the functionality at the top of the search results page in the members’ area.
We’re delighted to announce our latest site development, which is free au pair CVs.
As of today, host families (with either premium or standard membership) can download completely free of charge selected au pair CVs, with full contact details including telephone number, email address and Skype contact details.
The first organisation to partner with us in sponsoring their students’ CVs is Infinity English College, Dublin. Infinity English College will also provide a reference for their students to any host families interested in employing them.
Host families will now see a new “Free CVs” link, when logged in to their account, on their left-hand side navigation – clicking that link will list all free au pair CVs on the site.
Thanks to a suggestion from AuPairIreland.ie member, Doireann, we’ve implemented a new feature that allows host families add private notes to jobseekers’ profiles on the search results page, the shortlisted CVs page, and on the downloaded CVs page.
As you can imagine, this functionality would be useful for quickly noting important information that may be buried in a jobseeker’s CV, for example “Has first-aid qualification,” preventing you from forgetting, or overlooking, that information when you come back to review the CV again.
All notes are private – they can be seen by no-one but yourself.
To add a note, click the ‘Click to Add Private Note’ link at the bottom of the jobseeker’s mini CV, once you’ve added the note, click ‘Save Note.’
To edit or change a note, just click the note, edit, and click ‘Save Note’
I’ve added a small new piece of functionality that allows you promote your job on your preferred social networking site(s).
To access this functionality, just post a job as you normally would. Once the new position is posted click ‘Manage Jobs’ on your left-hand navigation. On the Manage Jobs page you’ll see various links for managing your job postings, and beneath those links you’ll see the new social icons. Clicking any of those icons will post your job title and a link to the job, to your account on that social network.
You can also use this functionality on existing jobs, just follow the steps above – click ‘Manage Jobs’, and then click the social networking icon – and you’ll be promoting your job instantly.
We have started our annual site (code) clean-up this week. Basically this means we’re going to be cleaning up the site’s code, and integrating further, any functionality we added in the last year. This work really shouldn’t impact users at all, however, if you do notice anything not working, or if you can suggest any way of improving anything, please let me know here. And remember, we’re always looking to add new functionality to the site, so if you suggest any, and we implement it we’ll give you free premium membership.
Here’s an interesting article from RTE.ie about the Migrants Rights Centre calling for statutory guidelines for the au pair industry. It contains some startling figures, research they did showed 36% of Au Pairs reported being exploited, 42% had no written contract and 30% reported not getting any holidays.
As part of our effort to bring more jobs to jobseekers, we’ve recently started taking jobs from Au Pair Agencies in Ireland and abroad. The first agency on-board is Spain-based http://www.familyandaupair.es/ who will be posting a selection of their jobs here on AuPairIreland.ie.
According to Susana Melendo, founder of Family & Aupair, “FAMILY & AUPAIR is a Spanish agency that brings Spanish families and international aupairs together. We provide guide an support throughout the programme.
We are committed to creating an unforgettable experience for the family and the aupair.
I am not just the founder of F&A, I have worked as an aupair in England. It was a unique experience that has continued to influence me throughout my life. I assure you that being an aupair will be a life-changing experience for you. It will give families and aupairs the opportunity to discover another culture, improve in another language, and open your mind to a different world view.”
On AuPairIreland.ie, jobseekers can apply for these positions in the same way they apply for jobs posted by host families, and they can also contact the agency, directly by email or through their website.
Jobs that have been posted by an agency are clearly marked, by a small green star icon, these positions are subject to the terms and conditions of the agency posting them.
If you own an au pair agency and you’re interest in posting your jobs here, or gaining access to our database of over 16,000 jobseekers, please contact us for details.
Thanks to feedback from Ruth we’ve improved our ‘Screening Letter’ functionality. Ruth found the screening letter functionality useful, but because she was sending so many screening letters she found that she was losing track of who she’d sent them to.
If you’re not familiar with the Screening Letter functionality you can read about it here.
Ruth suggested we add something that would indicate if we’d sent a job-seeker a screening letter, we thought this was a great idea, and, as promised in that blog posting, promised Ruth free membership next time she wanted to use the site again.
Now, after you’ve sent a job-seeker a screening letter, you will see that the ‘Send Screening Letter’ icon changes to a ‘Letter Sent’ icon. You’ll see this on your Purchased CVs page, your Shortlisted CVs page and on your search results pages.
If you can think of any way we can improve the site please post it below and if we use the idea, we’ll give you a free upgrade next time you want it.
If you’re considering hiring an au pair an au pair one of the first things you’ll want to know is, what is a typical au pair salary and what are au pair costs, it’s also the question we get asked most frequently.
Host families run the risk of legal proceedings against them if they fail to pay their au pair the correct national rates, listed below.
This information is correct as of 4th March 2019.
Au Pair minimum hourly rate of pay 2019
Au Pair Age
Minimum hourly rate of pay, €
Aged 20 and over
Aged under 18
The cost, per hour, for live in and live out au pairs is the same, however you may make the deductions, listed below, to a live in au pair’s wages to cover food and board.
you may deduct €0.87 per hour worked, for board
You may deduct €23.15 per week, or a daily rate of €3.32