How being an au pair makes you attractive to future employers

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Your experience as an au pair lets you develop key skills and capabilities that can help bring success when it comes time to search for your next job. The experts at Young Capital explain how an au pair stay can be an important part of a strategy for advancing your career. 

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Being an au pair changed my life (and can change yours too)

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Au pairing author Ana Paula describes 6 ways that becoming an au pair changed her life.

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Au pair in London - Living well on a small budget

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Living in a big city can be quite expensive. In this article the UK-based website Compare My Move gives good advice on how to save money while living as an au pair in London. Also you get first hand information what to do in London, where to go and how to meet new people.

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A dream summer job? Be a summer au pair in your favourite foreign country!

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Have you already made plans for summer? How would it be to spend those months in a foreign land on a new adventure. Sound interesting? Then we have an idea for you!

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Building a great relationship with your host kids - Advice from an au pair for au pairs

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As an au pair, your relationship with the kid(s) in your host family is one of the most important aspects of your experience. Here are tips on how to get it right from Ellie Bambury, the author a new book on au pairing The Big Sister Project. (You can also listen to an excerpt from her book in the free podcast in the middle of the article below!)

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Adapting to a new country: 6 tips for fast and fun integration as an au pair

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Handling the shock of a new culture isn't always easy, but it's right at the heart of the au pair experience. Claire (an Australian au pair currently in British Columbia, Canada) explains what she's done to have a great time while adapting to life in her new country. 

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What every au pair should know BEFORE their stay begins: 6 top tips

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Hanna and Edwina, up-and-coming YouTubers and popular au pairing experts, look back on their au pair experience and tell what they wish they'd known BEFORE their au pair adventures began.

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5 mistakes au pairs make with their profiles (and how to avoid them)

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The first step to finding the right host family is the profile you create at AuPairWorld. Sometimes mistakes in your profile can make it harder to find a family and even have a negative effect on your au pair stay. Here are 5 common mistakes you should be sure to avoid!

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Podcast: Turning au pair challenges into dreams come true

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In these podcasts, au pairing expert Melanie Josephine talks about three classic au pair challenges and what you can do to make the most of them.

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An au pair couple tells their story

Au pair couple Jenni and Henry in Italy

Organising your au pair stay is a pretty personal thing! You decide where to go and with whom you'd like to stay. Although all au pair stays should be based on the idea of cultural exchange, every au pair stay is as individual as the people who live it. To give you a greater insight into a special kind of au pairing, au pairs Jenni and Henry talk about their experiences as an au pair couple in Italy.

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