How To Make A Good Nanny Resume

How To Make A Good Nanny Resume

How To Make A Good Nanny Resume

How To Make A Good Nanny Resume

Have you ever wondered how to make a good nanny resume to help you land your DREAM Nanny job?

 

How To Make A Good Nanny Resume:  

Take a look at some of the KEY WORDS that you might want to include on your Nanny resume!

  1. Committed (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  2. Leadership (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  3. Servant-heart (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  4. Assist (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  5. Able (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  6. Coordinated (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  7. Dependable (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  8. Devoted (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  9. Reliable (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  10. Energetic (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  11. Educational Activities (List 2 – 3 ideas)
  12. Creative (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  13. Achievements (Be able to list them)
  14. Helped improve (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  15. CPR & 1st Aid Trained and or certified (Be able to show proof)
  16. Career Nanny (Be able to show proof with letters of recommendation, references, etc.)
  17. Professional Nanny  (Be able to show proof with letters of recommendation, references, etc.)
  18. Detailed (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  19. Managed (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  20. Organized (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  21. Prepare healthy meals (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  22. Prepare fun and engaging activities(Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  23. Help with homework (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  24. Help with housework (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  25. Help with errands (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  26. Mentor (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  27. Educated (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  28. Well-Rounded (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  29. Flexible (list reasons why you are flexible with your schedule or work-duties. Be specific and know your limits).
  30. Established
  31. Quick on my feet (Explain how this pertains to you in one sentence)
  32. Bilingual (list languages and activities you can do with the children)
  33. Experienced (List the number of years)
  34. Multiples experience
  35. Elementary age experience
  36. Toddler experience
  37. Infant experience
  38. Mother’s helper
  39. Works well with other in-home staff (use this one if you are applying for a job where other in-home staff will be present)

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Key words that should NOT be on your Nanny resume:

  1. Team Player (You are not working with an office.
  2. Controlled
  3. Expert
  4. Driven
  5. Go-getter
  6. Think outside of the box
  7. Detailed-oriented (overused)
  8. Hard worker
  9. Fun
  10. Loving
  11. Caring
  12. Dynamic
  13. Self-motivated
  14. Sweet
  15. Savvy
  16. Social

Nanny Cover Letter:

A Nanny cover letter or introductory letter is always a GOOD idea to include when applying for a nanny job with Georgia’s Dream Nannies, Inc. A nanny cover letter includes a brief description about yourself that the client would not otherwise know about you from reading your Nanny resume. A nanny cover letter is just 1 – 4 paragraph long!  Your Nanny cover letter should highlight the reasons why the family should pick YOU over someone else!

 

What Should I include On A Nanny Resume?

ALWAYS CHECK FOR GRAMMAR MISTAKES!!!!! 

In This Order:

  1. Name, address, phone number and email address
  2. Start off with your objective or brief summary about yourself (Yes, you read it right – write a short blurb about yourself here).  This is a household employment position and more than likely moms will be the ones reading your resume. You should write a brief objective or summary about what you are seeking in a position, but keep short, sweet and as broad as possible. In other words, you could say something like this “I am seeking a full-time or part-time nanny position where I can utilize my  Early Childhood degree, 5-years of nanny experience, French-speaking background……and so on” …….You get the point.
  3. List of your qualifications
  4. Professional experience
  5. If you do not have a lot of “paid” nanny experience, then please list ALL work-places where you have volunteered to work with children (babysitting, camps, church, intern childcare places, school, etc.)
  6. Education
  7. Hobbies

Nanny Resume Tips:

  1. Display CONFIDENCE throughout your resume and cover letter that you can get the job done with a family even if you are new to the industry.
  2. Make sure your resume and cover letter are relevant to the position you are seeking out.
  3. Describe your BACKGROUND (skills, education and experience) using household verbiage.  In other words, please don’t write a resume or cover letter that makes you look like a fabulous customer service personnel and not a nanny.
  4. ALWAYS have your Nanny resume and cover letter DONE – READY before applying with Georgia’s Dream Nannies agency!
  5. ALWAYS have your list of Nanny references completed (Make sure the resume and references match up).
  6. ALWAYS include your work references!  Click here for our work reference form or we can email you a copy.

Get Noticed And Land Your Dream Job With These Tips:

The number one way to get noticed and land your dream Nanny job is to manage your social presence. It’s very important for families and Georgia’s Dream Nannies Placement Coordinators to make sure you have a professional  picture and updated profile somewhere on the web.  

For example, you may want create a detailed LinkedIn profile where you can list an updated resume, cover letter, references, etc.  You can also add pictures of yourself volunteering or helping others. Remember that you want to look your best in the pictures.  Please remember that most families work in a professional environment, so they expect the same type of respect and professionalism in their home. Continue reading this article by clicking here for more tips.

What NOT to do when searching for a job:

Have you ever wondered why a family, staffing firm, household employment agency or company may not be calling you back for a position? Do you know what NOT to do when searching for a jobClick here to continue reading blog post

4 Big Misconceptions:

We, at Georgia’s Dream Nannies really do love working with job seekers and helping them find their dream job, but we’ve noticed that some candidates have misconceptions about companies and employers. We’ve compiled a mini list just for you. Click here to continue reading blog post

Misc. Tips:

  1. Social Media  – Always check your profile and make sure that you have an appropriate and professional picture of yourself.
  2. Get a Nanny Portfolio ready – Georgia’s Dream Nannies helps ALL of our nannies with a portfolio before they meet with our family!
  3. Fit the position – The competition is tough out there!  Remember that the best way to attract a recruiters (placement coordinator’s) attention is to fit the position they currently have available. Please do not blast out a resume and apply for every job listed without actually reading the job description to see if you would make a great fit. The recruiter becomes annoyed (placement coordinator) when she has to view unqualified candidates applying for positions (sometimes multiple times). You see, if a position clearly states that you need (required) newborn experience and a college degree, but you don’t have either, then do not apply for the position. It makes you look like you are incompetent, lazy, cannot follow directions or you didn’t read the full job description.
  4. Make sure that you follow along with Georgia’s Dream Nannies on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to get more GREAT ideas from us!!

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