CV tips for private staff jobs

How to write your CV for Private Staff jobs

In order to register with Talent Private Staff we need you to supply a full CV detailing your relevant work history.

Exactly what information you include will depend on what kind of position you are applying for, but all CV’s should include the following:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Nationality and visa or passport details
  • Driving Licence
 – State whether you have a current driving licence.
  • Criminal Records Bureau Check – 
State whether you have a current CRB check.
  • Objective
 – State what kind of role you are looking for.
  • Work History – 
Start with your most recent job and work backwards. Make sure you give the dates of starting and leaving each job and explain any gaps when you were not working. You should also give a brief reason for leaving each job.
  • Education and qualifications
Give details of your educational background and list any professional qualifications that you hold.

 

Specific information for different roles:

Couples

  • Both of you should submit a full CV.
  • In your work history, give the name of each employer and briefly describe the property where you were working, e.g. ten bedroom country house, five bedroom town house.
  • Give a full breakdown of the duties that each of you undertook in each role, e.g. cleaning silver, making beds and preparing guest rooms, management of any other staff, looking after pets. Employers want to get a full idea of your previous experience so they can understand how you would fit into their household.

Housekeepers

  • In your work history, give the name of each employer and briefly describe the property where you were working, e.g. five bedroom country house, eight bedroom town house.
  • Give a full breakdown of the duties that you undertook in each role, e.g. cleaning silver, care of antiques and fine furnishings, looking after pets.

Chauffeurs

  • List all your driving qualifications and details of any special courses undertaken, e.g. Advanced Driving.
  • Describe the kind of driving you have undertaken in previous roles, e.g. knowledge of central London, experience of driving to airports.

Nannies

  • Make sure you include details of qualifications such as NNEB, CACHE and Childcare GNVQs.
    List any relevant courses that you have attended and state whether you hold a first aid certificate.
  • In your work history, you should list the details of each family that you have worked for and give the ages of the children that you have been working with.
  • Give details of the duties you have undertaken in each role, e.g. children’s washing and ironing, helping with homework, creating activities, arranging play dates.

When your CV is complete you can submit it using our online Candidate Registration form.

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