Is now the perfect time for you to consider a fresh start in your working life? Perhaps you have already started the process of finding your new career, but to no avail as yet? Well, worry no more, if you are considering a job as a care worker, a solid CV is vital to your success – here’s how to get your CV perfect for a job in care!
The Ultimate Personal Statement & CV
Many CVs are guilty of being bogged down with bulky text and lack the substance that can ultimately stand you out from the crowd.
A well written, factual and key personal statement is your chance to inject some personality and really sell yourself for the role within care – short and concise really is the way forward!
In addition, if this is new career path with no previous care experience, it’s worth racking your brains and producing an amazing summary explaining the reasons why you want to get into the industry.
Using keywords throughout your Personal statement and CV as a whole can work wonders, terms such as “care worker” and “support worker” tend to be the most effective. This approach leaves a stronger impression on potential employers.
Highlight Relevant Experience and Your Achievements
It’s essential that you provide a full up to date employment history, all experience will be accounted for – even if it isn’t necessarily to do with care.
If you do in fact have previous experience in any type of care, it’s worth listing work experience, stating the type of support you were involved in: was it in mental health or dementia care, one-to-one home care or in a residential home?
Highlight what you have worked hard for, gaining achievements along the way.
Education and Training
If you’ve had previous experience in the care industry, make sure you include all the training qualifications and courses you’ve completed. This helps the person shortlisting to see what you’ve done over and above the mandatory training stage.
Up to date information regarding any education or training for a new job role is beneficial, as Employers will want to see that your mandatory training is up to date and that you hold relevant documents proving this.
Nevertheless, if you haven’t got the skills a role may require, talk about how you’re interested in learning more and gaining experience in the future.
Hobbies & Pastimes
While it’s not always necessary, it’s good to come across as having interests outside of work and a passion for other things in your personal life – it’s that personal touch.
Hobbies and Pastimes can also can aid you in your quest for a new care role if you lack experience, as a hobby that’s relevant to the role, such as volunteering is well worth including.
A shared interest can also help match candidates with the client who needs care.
Perfection Is Key
Once these bases have been covered, it’s a case of proofreading and checking for any spelling or grammatical errors that could hamper your application. Also ensure that your CV is as clean and as well laid out as possible, using white space to make it easier for the employer to read. Consider using simple fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman.
Once you’re happy with how your CV is looking, it’s time to get it out there and start the process of finding that much desired career in care!
Looking for a job? Here at Right Care Recruitment, we are a friendly bunch, so if you have any questions or would like to discuss anything with us in terms of your recruitment into the care industry, we’ll help you out!
To get in touch today, call us on 01206 369 900 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org