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While making a direct caregiver resume, make sure you have proper formatting and include all of the best information. Use this sample resume to figure out what you should write, and know what you can do to make your resume even better than this one.
Write a strong summary
Every resume needs to begin with a professional summary. The professional summary entices the potential employers to keep reading. The professional summary in this resume is done fairly well. It isnt bad, but it could be stronger. One thing that would make it stronger is putting the years of experience after the professional title. While having a desire to learn is a good thing, this applicant has decades of experience. The summary should sound more authoritative than done by someone entry level. Tell your potential employers what you can do for them and why youre the best one for the job. Your professional summary should be tailored to the job that you are applying for.
Avoid gaps in your work history
You dont want gaps in your work history when you list it on your resume. Gaps make people look like theyre irresponsible or that they are hiding something. Of course that is not usually the case, but its best to avoid it all together. In the sample resume, the work history has a job listed that ended in 2008 and the next job started in 2011. Dont leave out jobs just because they dont pertain to the job that you are applying for. Make sure you list everything in at least the last seven years.
Dont divulge too much in work history
One common theme with resumes is people putting too much in the work history. You dont need to list every single thing you did at your previous employment, and you dont need to write in complete sentences either. In a case like this sample resume, it should be shortened up a bit. Here is an example. Before Direct Caregiver, 08/2011 to Current Restore Care Toney, AL
After Direct Caregiver, 08/2011 to Current Restore Care Toney, AL
This is a great resume for a direct caregiver. Only these few small changes can make it better. Use it as a reference and make your own direct caregiver resume with the LiveCareer resume builder.