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Build Your Childcare Resume

Putting together a resume can be overwhelming and challenging, but Mom Trusted is here to help. If you’re looking for the best way to build your childcare resume, we’ve got a few tips to help make the process easier and help your resume stand out:

 

Include the basic stuff

List your name, address, number, education and dates and locations with everything listed.

 

List only relevant experience

If you’re building a resume geared toward childcare, list any previous jobs or activities related to daycare, preschool, teaching and even camp counseling or nannying. Interested parties are likely to be interested in only former jobs related to children.

 

Don’t forget to explain

List two or three examples of tasks you were responsible for under each job. Be descriptive, but brief.

 

Ages are important

On childcare resumes, it’s important to include (often in the description lines listed above) the ages you worked with in each position.

 

Make your skills known

Do you know CPR? Are you a trained lifeguard? List any certifications related to health and safety. These are especially important to parents and care centers looking to hire.

 

References are key

Especially in a profession that deals with children. Childcare centers and parents want to take extra precautions to make sure their children are in good hands. If you have three to four references who will vouch for your responsibility and skills, list them right on the resume. Just make sure to give them a heads up before you do!

 

Why do you love kids?

Write a clever, but brief cover letter in which you describe why you want to work with kids. Be honest and open.

 

Have someone edit for you

Sometimes a second set of eyes makes all the difference. Have a friend or family member read through your resume and cover letter for any typos, grammatical errors and just to make sure everything is clear.

 

Once you have your resume completed, be sure to post all your information in MomTrusted so parents can learn more about your services and hire you! Get started here: http://momtrusted.com/getstarted

 

 

Sources:

Cover Letters and Resume Samples.” Childcare Worker Resume Sample

Sample Child Care Worker/Social Services.” About

Childcare Resume Writing. What Should It be About?” Resume Writing Tips

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