In any industry a resume is a vital tool for showcasing skills, experience, and qualifications. This is also true for the nanny industry. A well-written nanny resume most definitely will help you stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of landing the job you want. In this blog, we’ll go over what should be on your nanny resume to help you create a strong and effective document.
1. Personal Information:
On the top part of your resume, make sure your name is larger than the rest of your personal information. Add your email and phone number underneath. It is also not a good idea to include a professional-looking photo of yourself to help make your resume as in our industry that can be used in a discriminatory way, so as a professional nanny agency, we ask that you remove a photo of yourself, if you have put on on your resume.
2. Summary or Objective:
This section should be brief. Just a few sentences to highlight what your objective is, as well as a short summary of your background, experience, qualifications, and ideally what you are looking for in a family. Take advantage of this space by using this area to showcase what makes you an excellent candidate for the job that you are applying for.
3. Professional Experience:
This section should list your previous work experience as a nanny or childcare provider. Include the name of the family or employer, if the family is UHNW or HNW and you have signed an NDA, it is important to use “private Family” in place of the family’s last name. The dates of employment, and your job duties and responsibilities are important that they are chronological and starting from your last job first. Be sure to highlight any relevant experience, such as experience with infants, special needs children, or multiple children.
4. Education and Certifications:
List any relevant education and certifications you have received. This can include degrees in early childhood education, CPR and First Aid certification, and any other relevant training.
Please make sure that you have all your skills noted. This is important if any prospective employer doesn’t have the time to dig deep into your resume and this way they can see a brief bullet pointed list of all the incredible things you can bring to the table. This can include skills such as cooking, laundry, driving with a perfect DMV, cleaning, tutoring, or any other skills that you possess that could be useful to a family.
Include the names and contact information of at least two professional references who can vouch for your skills and experience as a nanny.
Tips for Writing a Great Nanny Resume:
– Be specific about your experience and qualifications.
– Use keywords that are relevant to the job of a nanny.
– Keep your resume concise and easy to read.
– Proofread your resume for spelling and grammar errors.
– Tailor your resume to the specific job you are applying for.
In conclusion, a well-written nanny resume is an essential tool for landing a great job in childcare. By creating a strong resume will help you stand out from other candidates and showcase your skills and qualifications to potential families.