A nanny’s resume is made up of many different components, including their basic information, education, skills, qualifications, work experience, and references. One of the most important aspects of a great resume, second only to prior work experience, are a nanny’s references. References are mainly comprised of past employers or former colleagues. If a nanny has never known any other career though, she most likely does not have any colleagues to call upon for a reference. This is where a peer reference, or character reference, can become extremely useful. A nanny will need a peer review from someone who knows her and her work ethic well. If you are ever approached by a fellow nanny to give her a peer reference, here are some important points to remember when you are writing the reference, or if you are called upon by her potential employers.
This article originally appeared on CareAcademy.co. Reprinted with permission.
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