How to Write a Nanny Resume

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Nannies watch and care for children when their parents are at work. Since nannies often work in the children's homes, parents want to be sure they are hiring the right person. One way to stand out among other nannies is by creating an impressive resume. Making your own resume isn't hard. It just takes a knowledge of the basics, plus a little creativity.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Word processing program
  • Turn your computer on and open up your word processing program.

  • Type your name and then your address. Underneath your address, add your contact information. This can include your home phone, cell phone, and email address. Center all this information in the top middle of your resume.

  • Align the rest of resume to the left. Make sure to put all categories in bold type. Start with the category "Objectives." Underneath that heading, clearly state what you are looking for in your next job. Include whether you are looking for a part-time or full-time nanny position. You may also want to state which skills you are hoping to utilize. This section doesn't need to be more than two or three sentences.

  • Create a category for qualifications. Under this category, list the things about you that qualify you to be a nanny. Some possibilities include how long you have been a nanny and any first aid certifications you have received. Use bullets for each qualification

  • Follow the qualifications category with a category on education. List all schools you have attended and any degrees or certifications you received. You can use a bullet for each one.

  • Add a category for previous work experience. If you are young, you can include babysitting jobs. Make sure each job lists the starting and ending dates. Next to each job, list your duties. If you had to make baby food from scratch or prepare homeschooling lessons, say so. This lets the potential employer know what you are already good at doing.

  • Finish off the resume with a category for your skills. This may be anything else you want to add to the resume -- if you speak two languages or are computer literate, for example. You don't know what potential employers may be looking for. It may be here that they spot something that sets you above the other nannies applying for the position.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add a page of references. Virtually every hiring parent is going to want them. Even if you simply state that you will provide references upon their request, having them ready ahead of time will save you from having to come back, and it could get you hired more quickly.
  • Don't be afraid to talk yourself up in the resume. The point of a resume is to set yourself apart and above the other applicants.

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