This school year looks different for many people so parents are exploring creative ways to provide the support they need for their families. The Career Center can attest to this as we are experiencing an increase in requests for home based positions such as tutors and nannies. To apply to these positions, search "Misc. Household Opportunities" in UMBCworks.
We feel that these may be great opportunities for students, however we want to be sure that you find the one that is the right fit for you. Please be aware that because these positions are home based, and not an established employer, UMBC’s Career Center is limited in their ability to thoroughly research the individuals posting these opportunities. Below are several things that you should do when considering application to one of these positions:
Do not be afraid to ask a lot of questions and be sure that you understand all that will be expected of you if you are selected to fill the position.
Learn about the children, such as what they like to do for fun and how the parents would like you to handle challenging situations that may arise. Make sure the parents' answers to your questions feel like a good fit for your personality and your tutoring or nanny style.
Be sure you feel 100% comfortable with working in a home environment and the people that you will be working for. UMBC is unable to do this part for you so it is important to make sure that everything feels right. If at any time it does not, simply decline the offer.
If at any time something feels off or fishy, please report it to the Career Center immediately.
Please be sure you have read our Fraudulent Jobs and email Scams post so that you are wisely exploring all opportunities.
Good luck! We are here to support you. We will continue to seek and provide any opportunity that we think could be of value to you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for support! Career Center