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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

Creating a Nanny Resume

Helpful Tips on making a Live in Caregiver or Nanny resume:

Regardless of the type of job to which you apply, your resume provides a first impression of your education, qualifications, and experiences. While a nanny resume is not so different from other career fields, it is important to follow a few rules in order to present yourself in a professional manner. Since a resume offers that first glimpse, you want to highlight your nanny experience in an organized and detailed manner.

As like other resumes, you want to begin by placing your name and contact information at the top of the page. Your name should be in bold font, so that it is easy to read. You must remember that when an employer or agency reads a resume, they often read over it relatively quickly, looking for key points. Therefore, it is vital to always highlight the important details, such as your name, education, employment details, and skills.

After your contact information, you have a couple of choices. Some people choose to include an “objective”, that is, the reason why you are seeking a nanny position. When stating an objective, it is important to include more than “seeking a full-time job”. That is not an objective. A true objective will identify what skills you intend to use and why you want to work for that person/company. An example of a stronger objective is, “Seeking a nanny position that will utilize my diverse set of skills and help me in gaining practical experience”.

Once you have decided upon your objective, you may wish to include “Nanny Qualification Highlights”. This is your opportunity to identify four or five special skills that you think are important. These skills may be listed in short sentences and need not be too detailed.

The objective and qualification highlights are merely the appetizer to your resume. What follows is the main course; your work experience and education. When listing your work experience, it is important to organize it chronologically, from most recent work, to least recent. For each job, you should list the name of the employer, as well as the dates and location of the childcare. Underneath each entry, list the general responsibilities. What ages were the children? What were your daily duties? Did you have additional tasks besides childcare? For example, housecleaning, meal preparation, or helping with homework? All of these details will help future employers assess your qualifications.

When explaining your educational background, again it is important to include the date and location of your studies. Even if the education is not related to nanny work, it is important to share the information with future employers so they may see your versatility. Also of importance is any non-academic training, such as First AID classes.

After the main course of your resume, comes dessert. The last information you may wish to include is details about hobbies, or any specialized skills. Last but not least, include a short sentence stating, “References available upon request”. An employer or agency will always ask for your references and you may provide them when asked.

Remember – your resume provides an employer with a first impression of your qualifications for the job! Therefore, it is essential to make your resume as informative and organized as possible. Please view the article below for an example of a nanny resume – feel free to use it as a guideline for your own!

If you would like help looking for a live in caregiver or nanny position in Canada, please contact out International Nanny agency in Canada.

Sample Nanny Resume

An example of a Canadian Nanny Resume:

Jane Nanny

453 Beach Avenue

Childtown, BC

(986) 453-5426

[email protected]

 

Objective: Seeking a live-in caregiver position that will allow me to work closely with children, since I love working with kids.

Qualification Highlights:

  • Over 10 years of childcare experience.
  • Early childhood education certified.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and Japanese.
  • Experience working children who have special needs.

Work Experience:

Mr. and Mrs. Need-a-Nanny

Caregiver

November 2009 – November 2011

  • Responsible for the care of two children ages 3 and 5.
  • Assisted children with bathing and dressing.
  • Oversaw playtime and daily activities.
  • Discussed and reported any concerns with the parents.

Education:

 

Childtown Community College

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Completed January 2000

Hobbies: painting, yoga, cooking, and volleyball.

References available upon request

If you would like help finding a Canadian family that you can be a live in caregiver to, contact International Nanny Agency in Canada