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Tips for Creating a Professional Nanny Resume

 

In today’s competitive job market, it is important to have a professional resume that catches the employer’s eye. A resume can either make or break a job! Below are several tips on how you can land that coveted interview.

Creating a Professional Nanny Caregiver resume Tips:

Cover Letter

  • First and foremost, include a cover letter when submitting your resume. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself and address some of your main personality traits. Cover letters provide detailed information on why you are qualified for the nanny job you are applying for and the reasons you are interested in working as a nanny. Make sure to state your most recently acquired skills and experience.

Contact Information

  • It is absolutely imperative that you include your full name, cell/home phone number and email address at the top of the resume page. It is also a good idea to include your street address and city. This makes it easier for an employer to get in touch with you.

Pictures

  • Although uncommon elsewhere, in the nanny industry it is a good idea to attach a photo to your resume. This is not mandatory and it really depends on your personal comfort zone.

Customize your objective

  • It is important that you tailor your nanny resume objective according to the specific job you are applying for. Ensure that you state whether you are looking for a live-in or live-out nanny position.

Experience

  • It is generally preferred to list your work history in a chronological order-with your most recent or current job listed first. It’s a good idea to include responsibilities, ages & number of children cared for.

Education

  • Using bullet points, list your highest academic achievement including your graduation year. You may also include any special caregiver training courses, first AID certification, driver’s training, etc.

Skills & Other Information

  • Following your education, you can include relevant skills, nanny capabilities, hobbies, spoken languages, etc.

Proof Read

  • It is critical that you check your resume for spelling errors, typos, alignments, etc. Remember that even a small typo can affect your chances of getting hired. You may also consider adding key words that pertain to the job description (organize, manage, household,etc.)

We hope these basic steps help you design a solid and effective resume that can increase your chances of getting hired! If you are looking to be hired as a nanny or caregiver in Canada, fill out this online nanny application form

www.internationalnannies.com

1.800.820.8308