When looking at job listings make sure you thoroughly read the information provided. You are a contractor and can negotiate parts of the role, but keep in mind that clients need care for a reason and will have a limit to what they can change about the role.
Are you right for the role? Consider:
- Do I have the right skills, experience, or qualifications for this role?
- Do I have availability for when they need care?
- Can I reach the general location they are in?
- Does their general rate align with yours?
After fully reading the listing and you think you are a good fit you can go ahead and “Apply” to the listing. This creates an auto-generated message you can use via the Mycare platform or feel free to add on, create a new message, or even attach a CV.
At this point, it is best to ask any questions you may have or clarification you may need about the role. Make sure both yourself and the client understand what you expect of each other before taking time to do an interview or trial.
Send messages back and forth until you are ready to meet.
Clients/Organisers are also able to message you via Mycare if they believe you fit the role. This will then work as above. Make sure to fully review the listing, and message the client whether you are interested. At this point ask questions, send through your CV and clarify any information.
Setting up interviews
Once you are both ready, you can set up a time for an interview or video call. Having in-person or video interviews is important to get a good feel of the role, of the people you are working with and whether you can see yourself working with this client.
Make sure you show up and are on time. If you need to cancel make sure you are clear and give as much notice as possible.
Great communication is a must on Mycare. Make sure to kindly reply to messages even if you are not interested. Be clear with any questions, negotiations, or cancellations you may have.
If you have additional questions about applying for jobs, Mycare is happy to help: just phone the Customer Engagement Team on 09 887 9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.