Oct 16, 2018 - 05:17 PM
Personal caregivers also referred to as personal care aides, help people with limitations related to age and ability. They assist patients with everyday tasks and self-care, such as bathing, taking medication, shopping, and cooking. Many personal caregivers also provide needed social interaction through activities like playing games and listening to stories.
You can find inspiration in a real resume sample whose last position was a caregiver for their parent as well: Parent Caregiver Resume
Jan 07, 2020 - 01:21 PM
In your case, the gap in employment may not represent a significant career interruption. If you already have a chronological resume, you can account for your time spent caregiving by treating it as an entry in your work history. It is sufficient simply to state that your role was "caregiver," along with a brief description of the work situation (e.g., "provided end-of-life care to a family member") and your responsibilities.
If on the other hand, you are concerned that it does represent a significant career interruption, consider switching to a skills-based resume. And think about this: as a caregiver you've refined many skills that are likely to be very relevant to an employer, such as organization, communication, leadership and time management. Include them in your resume.
Finally, anyone who has ever had the experience of being a caregiver will get who you are. Treat your own experience as a way to establish rapport with those who will truly value you.