How to Create A Professional Nanny Resume
I look at dozens of resumes (or lack of) each day. I have read some great resumes that made me want to know more about that particular candidate, and I’ve read through some resumes that were very forgettable. When it comes to building a good resume as a household staff member there are some helpful hints.
- DO Communicate as much about yourself as possible.
A resume is a great way to communicate about your abilities, experience, training and education and specific skill sets. A cover letter is an additional tool that can communicate more about who you really are, your approach to being a nanny, your passion for your career choice.
- DO List your most recent experience first. Work backwards from there. A good rule of thumb, each work experience you have had has been a building block. You started your resume and then each experience has built on top of that. Most recent experience would go at the top.
- DO tell the truth. While most of us would think that this statement should not be necessary, those in HR and Recruiting might beg to differ. Discrepancies do get caught. The truth is always easy to remember.
- DO include your contact info. I have had multiple resumes come across my desk with no phone number or email listed. I have actually had some with no last name listed. These are important pieces of information should you actually want to be contacted by the hiring department for further evaluation.
- DO consider a creative resume. A resume that stands out from the rest will definitely make a difference. Consider visiting our online shop (click here) for some visually attractive resume and cover letter templates that will actually get noticed without requiring lots of time to create.
- DO make sure job titles and companies stand out – do not go overboard with multiple fonts, lots of punctuation marks, etc.
- DO align dates and locations to the right. This small change will make it easier to read and will have an impact on whether the person evaluating gives more than a perfunctory glance. Every little bit helps.
- Create a master resume – but have a childcare specific resume. In the household staffing industry it is not uncommon for household staff to have held other positions in another industry. It is okay to include those but make sure that you are including all childcare related experience. Families want to know that you are qualified. Do you need a little help creating a beautiful resume? We are offering a wide selection of creative resume template packages that are modern, clean, and professional for you to instantly download right from your computer. For a total investment of $8.99 or $14.99 you will be able to choose an outstanding (Microsoft Word) resume, cover letter and reference template that sets you apart and fits nicely within your budget. Click here to visit our resume template shop!
- Don’t include irrelevant job experience. For example, listing your experience as the chicken mascot while in college.
- Don’t use personal emails. I have a favorite story about this one. Let’s just say think critically about your personal email that your college mates have used. A first name, last name email format is much wiser for job consideration. Keep your fun personal email just for those college friends.
In short – think critically, spell correctly, be professional and project your strongest image.
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