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Writing the perfect CV for Private Household work

  • Publish Date: Posted over 4 years ago
  • Author:by Collette Negre

​When it comes to writing a CV relating to your experience in Private Households, it is important to compose your résumé carefully so that it appeals to both recruiters and employers alike - this is vital if you are to stand out from the crowd.

We’ve included some general guidelines on how to compose your CV, which should ideally cover the last 10 years of your career along with the whole of your work experience, with the most detail given to your last two jobs.

So, what should you include?

Full name
Telephone number
Email address
Nationality and visa or passport details
Driving Licence: state whether you have a current driving licence
Criminal Records Bureau Check: state whether you have a current CRB check(within 1 year). If not current, then still state the date it was last checked
Objective: state what kind of role you are looking for.
Work History: start with your most recent job and work backwards.
Make sure you explain any gaps when you were not working and include:

Employment dates: e.g. May 2016 - December 2019
Provide the reason for the employment coming to an end - e.g. the employer relocated abroad
Job title: Housekeeper/Nanny
Full time or part-time employment
Name of employer: if you are able to provide this (privacy issues may not permit)
Location of job: e.g. London (include area e.g. Chelsea or Kensington) or Manchester
Number and ages of children if relevant (ideally give their ages from when you started the role)
Education and qualifications: give details of your educational background and list any professional qualifications that you hold.

Provide your main duties conducted, for example:

Cleaning a 4 bedroom house
Polishing silver
Caring for delicate clothing
Walking the dog
Running errands
Laundry and ironing
Helping look after 4 children who were 4 months, 2, 5 & 7 years old at the start of the employment
Taking the children to school and after school activities
Preparing daily meals for the whole family

When considering you for registration at Greycoats Lumleys, the above information is what we need to help the process run smoothly, and it will save time at interview stage.

Don't worry about what your CV looks like, Greycoat Lumleys will re-format it for you following your registration interview so that it's beautifully and professionally presented – and ready to put forward to our clients.

We will then work to place you in your dream job - to start your registration process, get in touch with us today!

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