When you write your resume, focus on one core goal: convincing employers to trust you. Whether you submit your resume to a family or an agency, an exceptional resume is critical for your success. In your summary statement, briefly address your past experience as well as your certifications and licenses. When you write your work history section, detail the care you have provided and the ages of the children you’ve cared for in the past. Include your experience working with special needs children, if applicable, and any fun activities you’ve implemented.
1. Sharpen your objective, and make it specific to each new employer you encounter.
2. Use specific language that paints a vivid but concise picture of your past experience.
3. Organize the flow of your skills and past projects so that the ones each new prospective employer will look for find their way to the top when you submit.
4. Stay away from buzzwords, but do try to mirror the language used to describe the skills and traits the employer is looking for.
5. Remember, only relevant experience needs to make its way to the resume.
Also, find some training or professional development opportunities in the area. Adding skills to your resume helps, and often times larger employers will pay attention to these sessions as they recruit.
Here’s some more resources to get your started:
Creating a Resume: https://www.livecareer.com/resume-examples/personal-services/nanny
List of Action verbs for a Great Resume: https://www.themuse.com/advice/185-powerful-verbs-that-will-make-your-resume-awesome
Sample Interview Questions: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-moon/nanny_b_2147549.html
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