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Interviews at Care.com

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Care.com.
Interview experience
Based on 54 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 53 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 50 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Care.com

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a day or two
36%
About a week
26%
About two weeks
20%
About a month
10%
More than one month
8%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
52%
Phone call/screening
48%
Background check
40%
Drug test
19%
They have no interview
19%
Least reported steps
Written test
2%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Presentation
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at Care.com

  • Its pretty difficult always trying to be sure to say the right things.
    Shared on May 30, 2017 - Caregiver/Personal Assistant - Las Vegas, NV
  • Easy and quick
    Shared on February 10, 2017 - Caregiver, Tutor & Personal Assistant - Princeton, NJ
  • Pretty relaxed but it depends on the family
    Shared on January 16, 2017 - Household Manager/Nanny - The Woodlands, TX

Interview questions at Care.com

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • At my interview I was asked for references, past experiences with children, I was asked to describe myself and etc.
    Shared on August 19, 2017 - Babysitter/Caregiver - Bronx, NY
  • Job experience, Salary expectation
    Shared on March 18, 2017 - Nanny/Household Manager - Orange, CA
  • Typical child care questions
    Shared on February 10, 2017 - Caregiver, Tutor & Personal Assistant - Princeton, NJ
Interview tips at Care.com
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)39%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)25%
  • They didn’t have a dress code22%
  • Formal (business suit)12%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Care.com
  • To make sure that the family you start with does not take advantage of you and treats you as a employee and not a friend.
    Shared on October 3, 2017 - PROFFESTIONAL NANNY - Richmond, VA
  • Be careful some people are shady.
    Shared on August 20, 2017 - Elderly Caregiver - Township of Liberty, OH
The first interview at Care.com
How candidates got an interview
  • Other online application47%
  • Nothing is applicable37%
  • Through Indeed.com8%
  • Recruiter contacted me4%
  • Employee referral2%
How candidates received their first interview at Care.com
  • Put my resume on care.com
    Shared on July 16, 2018 - Nanny - Blacklick, OH
  • Posted how much experience I had in taking care of children and that was that
    Shared on April 16, 2018 - Babysitter - Vacaville, CA
  • I applied for a babysitting job through the website and met with a family for an interview a few weeks later.
    Shared on February 21, 2018 - Part-Time Nanny/Babysitter - Austin, TX