It’s Feature Friday, folks. Let me introduce you to Briana . Actually, I met Briana on Instagram. I was impressed with her work in the industry . So, I started reaching out to her about some ideas , she was always happy to help and always answers all my inquiries. She ended up helping us create our Nanny Referral Agency template forms. After that we became friends and start exchanging photos of our fur babies 😊 and then the rest is history.
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Why is a resume so important?
Though people tend to vary in their thoughts about what a resume should be or look like, a resume is in fact a paper representation of yourself. Think about it: the first thing employers see is your resume. How can you make yourself stand out? What will nail you that job? While the childcare world can be laid back and fun, a parent viewing your resume is no different than the CEO of a fortune 500 company. You must be professional across the board.
What are families looking for?
The first thing a family notices on your resume is the format (which for nannies, is a little different than a typical business resume). Creating a fun and friendly yet professional representation of you is my expertise! This starts with highlighting your experience. It’s important to be as specific as possible. For example: if you’ve worked with an infant, make sure you note your knowledge on preparing a bottle. Parents want to ensure that you know what you’re doing, especially with kids under age 5.
Parents and families want to know EVERYTHING about the person that will be caring for their little pride and joy. In my experience, I’ve even had interviews with previous nannies or grandparents of a family. So many different eyes are looking at your resume. Give them something to talk about! When working on clients resumes, I make sure to gather information for an “about me” section. This really helps parents filter through candidates faster. The more information you provide, the more likely you are to receive a follow up phone call!
Use your space wisely
Did you ever have to write a long essay in school, that you elongated by double spacing or increasing the font? That may have fooled your teachers then, but as a professional now, you should use that space to sell yourself! A common mistake that I see clients make when reaching out to families is expressing that, “references are available upon request.” I advise all my clients to automatically send reference list along with your resume! If that means your resume must be two pages long, that’s okay! These families want to see if you’ve got what it takes to be America’s next top nanny (or housekeeper, or au pair)
If you’ve read this far, you can probably guess that my specialty is resumes for nannies! Put any worries to the side, because I have years of experience when it comes to childcare, so much so that I know what parents want to see. Think you can use some help updating a resume? Please reach out, check out my website, www.yournannyresume.com and let’s land you that dream role with your next unicorn family!