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Crafting the Perfect CV for Your Nanny Dream Job

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

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Imagine you're an artist, and your canvas is your CV. To land that dream nanny role, you need the right brushstrokes. Here's why having an up-to-date, tailored CV is essential:

1. Custom Masterpiece: Tailored for the Occasion

Just as an artist selects the perfect colours for their masterpiece, tailor your CV for the job. Highlight the skills and experiences that make you the ideal candidate for the position. Craft a unique CV for each potential employer. Yes its time consuming, but it will be worth the effort.

2. The Fine Print: Spelling & Grammar Brilliance

Artists pay attention to the tiniest details, and you should too. Spelling and grammar mistakes are like smudges on your canvas. Proofread your CV carefully to impress employers with your attention to detail. If this isn't your strength, ask a friend or relative. No excuses.

3. Artistic Presentation: The Gallery-Worthy Layout

Imagine a cluttered art gallery. Now, think of a beautifully curated exhibit. A tidy, well-organised CV is the gallery-worthy choice. Employers appreciate a clean, clear, and visually appealing document. They don't need clever widgets - just clear and concise.

4. Time's Brushstroke: Latest Experience First

In the art world, the latest works are showcased at the forefront. Similarly, your CV should display your most recent roles and experiences at the top. This is really important. Employers want to see what you've been up to lately. Your top role will grab their attention.

5. The Personal Touch: Adding Your Artistic Flair

Your CV is your canvas, so add a dash of your unique style without losing professionalism. Add in a profile section to give the CV some personality and artistic flair.

6.The Extra Mile: Time-Consuming but Worth It

Yes, crafting the perfect CV takes time, like a masterpiece in the making. But remember, it's this effort that makes you stand out from the competition. Make it count.

7. Stay Updated: CVs on Nanny Job Boards

In the digital world, your portfolio must be up-to-date. Ensure your CV is current on job boards. Agencies often see outdated profiles because applicants forget to update them on the platform they are applying from. Please check your CV is up to date before sharing.

8. Location Matters: Be Specific Employers value a nanny with an easy commute. Specify your location either with place name or postcode - (London is too vague!) and whether you drive, a crucial detail often overlooked in Nannies CVs.

9. Qualifications: The Heart of Your CV Your childcare qualifications are your most valuable brushstrokes. Include your in-date DBS and First Aid qualifications, leave out outdated First Aid certifications from a decade ago and if its no longer in date, remove it.

10. Adding Ages: Highlighting Your Experience

To give a clear picture, consistently add the ages of the children you've cared for at the start OR end of each role description. This helps employers understand your relevant experience at a glance.

In conclusion, your CV is your artistic canvas for the job hunt. Customise it, ensure it's error-free, maintain a tidy layout, and place your latest experiences at the forefront.

Add your personal touch, stay up-to-date on job boards, and you'll be on the path to landing that dream nanny role. Happy crafting.

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