5 Ways to Make your Resume Pop!

5 Ways to Make your Resume Pop!

By Jo Barrow

Agencies receive multiple resumes each week to sift through and find their gems! In order to be sure it’s your resume that stands out, here’s a few tweaks to include in that initial, oh so important intro… your online application!

  • Upload a resume void of spelling and grammatical errors, submitted in the format it was requested.
  • If there’s an opportunity to share what you enjoy about childcare or add a bio (there often is), let your love of kiddos shine through. I once read a headline that went like this , “I’m a fan of toothless grins and sticky high fives!” That’s a nanny I wanted to meet ASAP, those 10 words spoke volumes about her enthusiasm and genuine love of children.
  • Avoid redundant lists of adjectives that speak to your skills. While they may be true, a well thought out sentence or 2, highlighting the special gifts and quality of care you can bring to a family resonates much further.
  • Remember, this is your last opportunity to make a first impression! Answer all questions fully and accurately; questions are not optional!
  • If there’s an opportunity to upload a photo, it’s a great idea to do so. In addition to your now ‘stand out application’ you can make yourself even more memorable! Agents meet a lot of applicants; it helps to match a resume to your lovely smiling face!

Remember- these are the folks you’re asking to represent you in finding your next position! You have to get by them before you even get a chance to impress upon a family, so do your homework on the agency. Submit a thoughtful, accurate application, and let your love of kiddos shine through; then sit back and wait for your interview call! And please, when that comes, be sure to :

  • Be on time
  • Dress the part
  • Smile
  • Prepare- bring the required documents
  • Ask questions- we know you have them, and it shows us you’re proactive, an invaluable quality in a good nanny!

Good luck!

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