Having a great CV is a really important part of you finding a new job. Your CV is the first impression your future employer will get from you. So this needs to stand out. And reflect all of your skills and experience well. Do you know how to build the best Housekeeper CV? Keep reading to find out!
So, what does it take to build a great housekeeper CV?
Layout and Looks of your housekeeper CV
Firstly, let’s have a look at the layout of your housekeeper CV and the way it looks. This will be of great importance when you want to build the best housekeeper CV.
You want your CV to stand out, but not for the wrong reasons! So make sure you think about the following things:
- Make sure the CV looks neat and organised.
- Do not use many different types of fonts, styles, and sizes. Keep it consistent.
- Remember this is a job CV, not an artwork. Do not use bright colours, drawings or irrelevant pictures.
- Never have any spelling mistakes! Have it checked by someone if you are unsure. But spelling mistakes is a big no.
- Ideally your CV text should be black and white. White background, black text.
Best Housekeeper CV layout
Top – Personal Details
Your name, address, date of birth, nationality and contact details. A professional-looking photograph should be included in the top section of your housekeeper CV too. If you want to, you can add a couple more details, such as languages you speak, whether you drive and have a DBS, for example.
Second – Intro paragraph
The second part of your CV should contain a short description or summary of you and your CV. This should be no longer than 4 or 5 sentences. It should introduce you and include a short summary of your background and the type of new role you are looking for.
Third – Work Experience
The third part of your housekeeper CV should list your work experience. Make sure you list your most recent job at the top, and work chronologically down this way. If you have any gaps or career breaks, list them with dates and a short description. For example: “June 2012 – January 2013: Career break when I had my first child”.
There should be no gaps in the chronological order. All dates need to be correct. Include a ‘reason for leaving’ at the end of each job section.
Make sure the job description is short. You list the dates, then your role. Underneath that the company/household you were working for. And then a very short description of the job – no more than 3 sentences, or a summary of the tasks you used to do it that job.
Fourth – Education & Training
The fourth part of your housekeeper CV should be training. Again as with your work experience, you will follow chronological order. Listing your most recent training at the top.
List the dates, then the name of the course. Followed by the name of the training provider, and any other (short) information. Such as the training outcome, or a summary of the modules you took.
Fifth – personal/optional
You could have a final part on your CV that briefly summarises any interests and hobbies you may have. Are you a keen surfer? Do you love horses? Are you a big fan of travelling? Summarise this here – but keep it short!
Length of your housekeeper CV
If you have many years of experience, it does not necessarily mean your CV should be very long.
The best housekeeper CVs are the one that gives a very clear overview, without someone having to read page after page. Your first page might well be the only page that is being looked at. So follow the above layout, so you can make the best impression straight away.
Also, beware of putting too much text in all the different sub-sections. Be brief in your job descriptions. Summaries will always work better. Or use bullet points to list your tasks. It will make the whole CV look so much more readable. And it will give people the chance to glance over it without having to read lengthy paragraphs.
Your job interview is your opportunity to explain more in-depth about your previous experience, skills and training. Your CV should be a clear summary of it. Unfortunately, not a lot of people will read your CV if it looks too long, with too many long paragraphs of text. So make sure it is clear, with a nice overview and short summaries.
How can Polo & Tweed help?
Are you confident you can build the best housekeeper CV now? Or would you like a little more help? Polo & Tweed is here for you! When you are looking for a job with us, we will make sure your CV will look the best it can be. To make sure your skills and experience will shine through, and to get you that job interview. Why not apply to register with us now. Or check out our latest job vacancies to see if your dream housekeeping job might be waiting for you already.