“Sometimes having to jump through hoops shows a willingness to go through the ups and downs to reach your goal.”
Do I Need a Nanny Resume?
Just like any other job, a well-organized professional, childcare related or nanny resume is expected from any potential candidate, especially if they are applying at a nanny agency. Most nanny recruitment agencies receive anywhere between 30 to 100 per week. Agencies that are recruiting candidates will most likely quickly scan the resume, as they have so many to read over, so yours could easily make it on the top of the pile or end up in the trash. Why give any agency the opportunity to reject your candidacy?
A professional and well-crafted nanny resume will show the recruiter the potential candidate’s skill set and duties within the household, education, extra-curricular activities, volunteer experience, hobbies as well as documents the length of positions in which a candidate has held. A professional resume can say many things about a person. It not only reflects experience, but it also can reflect a person’s character. This in turn reflects the candidate’s stability and their level of commitment to their past positions.
As recruiters, we all understand that sometimes jobs just don’t work out. Fair enough. However, if applying at a nanny agency, make sure you spend the time jumping through the hoops that the agency is requesting to that it does not hinder you reaching the goal of landing a job with a perfect family.
Dara B. Green
CEO, Seaside Nannies Inc.