Tips for Writing a CV
Exactly what information you include will depend on the position you're applying for, but all CVs should contain the following:
Nationality and visa or passport details
Driving licence – State whether you have a current driving licence
Disclosure and Barring Service check – State whether you have a current DBS check
Objective – State what kind of role you are looking for
Work history – Start with your most recent job and work backwards. Make sure you give the dates of starting and leaving each job and explain any gaps when you were not working. You should also give a brief reason for leaving each job
Education and qualifications – Give details of your educational background and list any professional qualifications that you hold
In your work history, give the name of each employer and briefly describe the property where you were working. For example, a five bedroom country hour or an eight bedroom town house.
Give a full breakdown of the duties you undertook in each role. For example, cleaning silver, taking care of antiques and fine furnishings or looking after pets.
Include details of qualifications such as NNEB, CACHE and Childcare GNVQs. List any relevant courses you have attended and state whether you hold a first aid certificate.
In your work history, you should list the details of each family you have worked for, giving ages of the children you have been working with.
Give details of the duties you have undertaken in each role. For example; children's washing and ironing, helping with homework, creating activities or arranging play dates.
Make sure you list all of your driving qualifications and details of any special courses you have undertaken. For example, Advanced Driving.
Describe the kind of driving you have done in previous roles. For example, knowledge of Central London or experience driving to airports.
Applications for domestic couple roles are slightly different. For these, both individuals should submit a full CV.
In your work history, give the name of each employer and make sure to briefly describe the property where you were working.
Give a full breakdown of the duties that you undertook in each role. For example, making beds, preparing guest rooms, management of staff or looking after pets. Employers need to get a full idea of your experience so they can fully understand how you would fit into their household.