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How to Have a Successful In-Home Interview

You found the posting for the perfect job. You sent your resume in. You passed all the initial screening. Now it’s time for “The Interview.” Interviews can be stressful but they are a necessary part of landing your dream job. Interviewing for an in-home position can be even more challenging than typical corporate job interview. For jobs like Nanny, Family Assistant, Housekeeper, Estate Manager or…

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Why work with an Agency? Be represented, not just registered!

For over 40 years now, Town + Country has prided itself on helping both our candidates and clients “find the one.” For a Town + Country candidate, helping you find the perfect in-home job means that you are represented, not just registered. We recently came across a posting at “The Undercover Recruiter” blog site titled “Why a Recruiter is necessary in Your Job Search.” The…

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HomePay: Fast Facts About Legal Pay by Tom Breedlove

Many families hiring help in the home are hiring for the first time and, as such, may be unsure if they have legal requirements surrounding taxes and payroll. Here are a few “fast facts” to help keep families on the up-and-up: 1. The Social Security and Medicare (FICA) Threshold in 2022 is $2,400. If you pay an individual this amount or more, you are required…

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Training New Employees

We read recently at a business web site that a leading research and management consulting firm had found that “67% of employees learn about their jobs from co-workers and not from their bosses.” For in-home domestic employees, they are often (in fact nearly always) the only employee in the household, and for better-or-worse, have no co-workers to turn to for advice, guidance & training. This…

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Unemployment Benefits

Chelsea, our dedicated Homepay rep, has answered some questions pertaining to the changes in unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus. Here is some information we found helpful: Question: What does California State unemployment benefits usually pay and for what length of time? Is it a percentage of your average earnings or is it the same amount for every individual? Answer: Benefits are generally paid out…

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Tips for a Successful In-Home Job Interview

Recently, we found this hilarious “interview blunders” blog on SFGate.com and thought we’d share. These 15 memorable interview mistakes are hilarious – though perhaps a bit “corporate.” Now, we know you’re unlikely to repeat any of these blunders, but that blog post did inspire us to share a few of our own interview tips that we’ve found to be helpful if you’re going to be…

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