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5 Caregiver Resume Examples That Worked in 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: March 10, 2021

Whether you have years of experience as a caregiver or you are just starting to explore the caregiver career, it can be difficult to understand how to write your resume for this rewarding field. 

We analyzed hundreds of caregiver resume samples from all stages and specialties of caregiver careers and learned what works to help you get more interviews in 2021. We created five resume samples to help caregivers build an eye-catching resume.

The hardest part of writing your resume is getting started. These resumes helped caregivers find jobs in long-term care facilities, nursing homes, in-home, and private care settings in 2021. 

Caregiver Resume

Caregiver resume example

Why this resume works

  • This caregiver resume focuses on resident facility care and in-home care (where your services are provided through a company).
  • Caregivers with resident care facility experience should focus their resume experience on their ability to work with a diverse patient population as well as the ability to collaborate with the nursing team in providing comprehensive and cohesive patient care. 
  • Caregivers who provide in-home care through a company (not privately) need to highlight their ability to build trust with patients, follow the company policies without supervision, and perform a larger variety of caregiving responsibilities such as housekeeping duties, providing transportation for patients, and the ability to interact with the patient's family. 
  • Patient safety is paramount so be sure to include your incident rates and patient satisfaction scores wherever possible.

Child Caregiver Resume

Child Caregiver resume example

Why this resume works

  • Your child caregiver resume needs to include the number of children, the ages of the children you have provided care for, and how often you cared for them (i.e. full-time, part-time, weekends only). This helps the family quickly determine a match for their needs and allows you to showcase your range with varying ages, care for multiple children, and your time commitments.    
  • Child caregiver resumes should highlight how you support children's educational, emotional, and physical well-being through activities, schedules, group play, solo time, and your day-to-day interactions with the children. 
  • You should review the job description and details carefully in order to understand the type of family you might be working for. Take the general information about the family dynamic and tailor your resume to focus on the qualities you have.
    • For example, if outdoor activities are very important to the family and you have a passion for the outdoors, include instances in previous roles where you spent time outdoors and/or add a statement about how you support outdoor activities in your resume's objective.

Private Caregiver Resume

Private Caregiver resume example

Why this resume works

  • This private caregiver resume focuses on in-home care; you and the patient and their family work through a private contract (usually there is no company involved). Your hiring manager is the patient and/or their family.
  • Caregivers with private in-home care experience need to showcase their ability to build trust with patients and their families. Oftentimes, you will be working without any supervision and the family relies on your expertise and knowledge regarding best practices for in-home patient care. 
  • Private in-home caregivers should expect a higher level of family involvement therefore be sure to include your communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities in your private caregiver resume. 
  • If you have a specialty or preference regarding the patient type definitely highlight in your caregiver resume objective.
    • For example, if you are experienced with memory care patients and want to continue working with memory care patients, include this statement in your objective to attract the attention of families looking for a specialized caregiver.

In Home Caregiver Resume

In Home Caregiver resume example

Why this resume works

  • This in home caregiver resume focuses on in-home care (where your services are provided through a company).
    • Your resume should focus on gaining the attention of the company's recruiter or hiring manager and discuss how many patients you cared for at one time in the in-home setting. 
  • Caregivers who provide in-home care through a company (not privately) need to highlight their ability to build trust with patients, follow the company policies without supervision, and perform a larger variety of caregiving responsibilities such as housekeeping duties, providing transportation for patients, and the ability to interact with the patient's family. 
  • Be sure to showcase all areas of support you have provided to your in-home patients on your in home caregiver resume. If you walked your patient's dog (and you enjoyed this activity), include these details in your resume.
    • In-home care company's hiring managers see more value in a person willing to fully support their patients.
    • Tailor the skills section on your caregiver resume for the specific role you're applying to. 
  • While this caregiver started their career in a nursing facility, they made the switch to in-home care. Be sure to include a statement about your goals in your resume objective (i.e. you want to continue with in-home care). 

Elderly Caregiver Resume

Elderly Caregiver resume example

Why this resume works

  • This elderly caregiver resume focuses on resident facility care and in-home care for the geriatric population.
  • Caregivers who provide support to the elderly / geriatric population need to include this important specialty within their work experience.
    • This will differentiate your background from other applicants and showcase your background to the hiring manager.  
  • Caregivers with resident care facility experience should focus their resume experience on their ability to work with a diverse patient population as well as the ability to collaborate with the nursing team in providing comprehensive and cohesive patient care. 
  • Caregivers who provide in-home care through a company (not privately) need to highlight their ability to build trust with patients, follow the company policies without supervision, and perform a larger variety of caregiving responsibilities such as housekeeping duties and providing transportation for patients.
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