Have you ever felt nervous or stressed about daycare interviews? Maybe you are not sure how to get ready for them or what to do… and you feel stuck.
Here are 3 easy tips to help you prepare and perform a successful daycare interview. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, you’ll learn how to turn your interviews into enrollment.
1. Be on time.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Even if your clients are running late, you should always be ready for them at the time you agreed to meet at. Do not be late unless there is an emergency. Make it clear to your potential clients how long you are willing to wait for them before you cancel the meeting. Most providers are willing to wait 15-30 minutes.
2. Be in charge.
You are a professional business owner and the interview is not a social gathering. It is scheduled for business purposes only. The interview should not last longer than one hour. This gives you plenty of time to discuss business-related subjects. When your clients get distracted and get off track, change the direction of a conversation back to the original reason you met.
3. Be confident.
Interviews can be stressful, especially for the providers who are more reserved. Providers who are outgoing tend to enjoy meeting new people and interviews come naturally to them. But no matter what type of personality you are, be confident.
How Do You Do Confident?
You want to present your business in the best light possible. You want to come across secure and qualified. Share the attributes and education you have that make you stand out. It could be helpful to have reference letters, so your potential clients can see what other customers say about you. Now that’s a powerful tool!
Daycare interviews are a great way to grow your business and your income!
Are you ready to do one!? Good! Go for it.
You’ve got this!