How to write a babysitter profile, resume, or cv
On Babysits you can create a profile with all the necessary information that a family looks for in a babysitter. Do you know how to make the best profile on Babysits? Check out the infographic and tips below to help improve your Babysits profile, or your babysitting resume or cv in general!
The Babysitter Profile/Resume Basics:
Parents will often go with a better looking and more complete babysitter profile or resume, so be sure yours stands out from the crowd! What are the golden rules for a successful profile? Follow these easy steps:
Motivation and Experience
Parents often pay a lot of attention to the motivation section because it is where they can learn the most about the babysitters.
If it is too long, the parent may only read the first few lines. On the other hand, it is too short, you risk not providing enough information. So, try to find a happy medium that concisely explains who you are, what you do and what you offer.
Put yourself in the shoes of a mom or dad. Their requirements are often specific, such as: "I'm looking for a babysitter who can drive my son to school and pick him up, every day". What is the first thing that catches your eye?
- Drive my son
- Every day
They are looking for someone who has a driver's license and is available every day. So, if there are specific things that you can offer to families it is good to specify them immediately.
Things to include in a babysitter motivation:
First introduce yourself by specifying your name and who you are. Are you looking for a job as a babysitter, nanny or educator?
Specify if you have already had experience with children or with babysitting. This gives you more points because you can always ask the people you've worked with in the past to give you a reference.
Specify what you can offer: different languages, a driving license, first aid certificate, remote babysitting, etc. It is always better to anticipate the needs of a family by offering them your skills.
Availability. It is good to be flexible, but if you have commitments that cannot be extended it is good to specify it. However, write the actual availabilities, such as "I'm available every morning to pick up your children at school,'' instead of "I'm not available in the afternoons".
Things to avoid in a babysitter motivation
Try to avoid phrases such as "I seek work urgently". Although your request is sincere, it is often discarded as a priority. For example, write "I have a lot of free time to spend with your children, I can easily meet your needs."
If you don't have any experience with children, don't say it specifically. If you have looked after younger brothers or cousins for example, it is still good. Otherwise, refer to how important caring for children is.
Don't lie because the lies will lead to disaster. For example, if you do not have a car, write that you have your driving license or that walking is not a problem for you. Try to be honest as much as possible.
Here is an infographic that summarizes what to write and not write in a babysitting profile or resume.
With a quality profile, finding a great babysitting job through Babysits is easy. Be sure to advertise your babysitting qualifications through your description, references, and reviews, and don’t forget to increase your visibility through the badge system!