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Oct 13, 2017


I already mentioned in my previous blog (here) about why I wanted to be an Au-pair considering that I have a nice job in the Philippines that I really love. Now I am going to tell you guys the steps on how to land as an Au-pair here in Norway.

1. CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN AN ONLINE AGENCY
You have to create an account in an online agency such as energy aupairaupair.com and other agency that you can find online. In my case I have an account with this two agency, but I was able to find a host in energy aupair. I guess it is more useful than any other agency. 

2. DO NOT LIE ON YOUR PROFILE
Make sure that everything you indicated in your profile is true and correct because they will find out if you lied about your profile anyways. You have to be honest that you really wanted to be an au-pair so that the family host will find you interesting. And for you to have an interesting profile, indicate what kind of characters that you have that is related to child care since Au-pair caters to child care most of the time.

3. KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT UPDATED
Check the website everyday and make sure to make an update on your profile  so your account will be on top of the others. If you will notice upon making an update in your profile you can see that your profile is always the first one to show in the Au-pair's list. So if you are really eager to find a host you will spend some time everyday to check out on your account.

4. CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN
You have to check your email often because all of the notifications will be sent to your email when there is a host interested in your profile. The host might send you a direct email if they are into hiring you as an aupair and will set a schedule for the interview.

5. HAVE A VIDEO CALLING APPLICATION READY
Once you have found a family host that is interested in you, they will ofcourse want to talk to you via video calling so as they will know that you aren't fake. And for them to get to know you better. Skype is the most reliable application to use. Once you are all set and they decided that they will hire you, you can now use other messenger app like whatsapp for easier conversations.

6.BE PATIENT
I think this is the most important part of this blog. You really have to have patience in finding your perfect family host. Because as we all know, most of the host prefers someone who is already in Europe to lessen the waiting game and the expenses that they have to spend in getting an Au-pair outside Europe. Knowing that they will have to wait around 2-6 months in processing the visa if you are coming from the Philippines is a big deal for them. Believe it or not, I waited for almost 3 years before I was able to find a family host that is willing to wait for me regardless if I am coming from the Philippines. Well in my case I wasn't really in a rush since I have a job that I love in the Philippines. I just find this program fascinating that makes me really interested in doing it knowing that I'l be dealing with kids most of the time and not with my makeup brushes. With all this waiting, I was lucky to get my visa approved in 3 days after applying it. I guess this is really meant for me. Hahaha.

I hope I was able to help you with this information. If you have more questions about this topic kindly send me an email or you can find me here:


Thank you and see you again on my next blog.


2 comments:

  1. Patulong po ate. Isend ko po sa inyo yung application ko at pahanap po ng amo.

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    1. Hi! As I mentioned in my blog. You can make an account in energyaupair.no that's the only way you can find a host. Also you don't call it "amo" but family host because you are not a maid here. Just claryifying it so people will understand the difference of nanny/cleaner versus aupair.

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