Resume App Helps Caregivers Prepare for Job Search

Looking for a new job in any field can be stressful. Particularly for caregivers in the digital age, learning the various online tools to search and knowing how to present yourself the right way to get hired can be puzzling, to say the least. The PathSource Resume app gives users the ability to build a professional resume right on their phone. 

When users first open the app, they are presented with a series of intro screens detailing all of the functions of the app. After caregivers swipe through all of the options, they come to the final screen which shows them a button to begin building a resume, and a claim that it will take under 10 minutes. 

The first part of the guided process takes caregivers through a list of contact information, such as name, address, etc. Then it asks for employment status. If you indicate that you are currently employed, then it asks for all of the information about your current position, such as company name, job title, dates of employment, and responsibilities. Private caregivers might list private family, individual caregiver, self-employed or another fitting phrase under the company name. For more help building your resume, read Caregiverlist's resume tips and tricks.

The next section asks about education information, including any degrees and certificates earned in the past or ones that a caregiver is actively pursuing right now. Then, the app asks users to select the industry in which they plan to use their resume for. Home care or caregiving is not an option. Caregivers may need to settle for the closest category they can find, which might be Nursing Assistant or something similar. 


Then the basics of building a resume have been completed. Caregivers can then go to the design tool and choose between several pre-designed templates available in the app. Remembering that the goal of a resume is simply to display pertinent information about your job history, picking a clean layout without too much excess frill will make your information stand out best. 

When users move to export their resume, the app also analyzes it and makes suggestions for future actions to strengthen your career, such as school programs to pursue. It also provides a market outlook on job growth and salary information. Once their resume has been completed, caregivers can apply for caregiver jobs on Caregiverlist. 

The PathSource Resume app is available for Apple and Android platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko 

Pages App Features Templates for Resumes, Letters: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

Knowing the correct format for correspondence can be difficult. Creating an easy to read resume that highlights your talents as a senior caregiver and an accompanying cover letter about your work experience makes a big difference in getting hired. The Pages app features resume, letter and other templates for easy creation of professional documents.

As a caregiver, your resume should reflect all of your past work experience and any training you've completed. There are six different resume template choices in the Pages app, so users can select the one that best represents the feel they'd like for the information they're sharing. Most are generally alike. The elegant resume and the informal resume both use the same basic components for the body, offering users the chance to define their professional summary before highlighting work experience, education/training,  skills, etc. 

Once a template is selected, the entire resume template can be edited on the user's smartphone. The template comes with filler text that can be deleted, replaced and customized with the user's experience. If a particular section isn't applicable, users can easily delete it from the template as well. Once all of the user's experience is filled in, the options to print, share via iCloud or e-mail make it easy for caregivers to send their resume whichever way is most convenient for them. The e-mail option includes a conversion to PDF, which is a format that can be opened on virtually any device. 

The other template options include letters, which can be used to create a cover letter detailing why you'd like a specific position as a caregiver. Other templates include envelopes, business cards, greeting cards, etc. for other personal and professional uses. 

 

The pages app is available for free for Apple platforms.

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko

Resume Builder Pieces Together Caregiver Resumes: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

One of the crucial aspects of searching for a job in any field is polishing your resume to highlight your skills and past experience in your field. For senior caregivers, creating a resume helps show potential employers or seniors and their families who you might be working for specifically what your work history is and why you would be a good fit for their open position. The Pocket Mobile Resume app allows you to build your resume one section at a time on your smartphone. 

To create a new resume, the app provides categories to choose from including Personal info, Education, Experience, References, Skills and Other info. For caregivers, Experience and References should be included on a resume to show experience in the field and provide information for previous employers who can give you a good referral. Additionally, under personal information be sure to include your phone number and/or professional e-mail address so that you're easy to reach for an interview. 

The app itself provides specific fields to auto format each section, which limits the formatting options to a few in the but but is a lot easier than trying to format it yourself in a word processor. The app also doesn't require an answer for every field, so it's entirely customizable for what information you want to display. It allows you to edit and work on each section individually and add them to an existing resume, so you can work on it when you have a few minutes here and there as opposed to needing to block off a large chunk of time to write the whole thing at once. Users can also preview their resume and its formatting on a separate tab. 

The only downsides to this app is that the free version doesn't allow the user to export a resume off of their phone. For a one time $0.99 charge for the upgraded version of the app, users have options to export an unlimited number of resumes from the app into a PDF or HTML format. 

 

The basic version of the app is available for free for iPhone.

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko

 

Resume Samples

Caregiver resume updates for a new job search can be daunting tasks.

Your resume is a snapshot of your work history and should be designed to reflect your personal style to set you apart from your competition.  As you advance in your career, you will want to show additional training you may have obtained and demonstrate why you are a quality job candidate.

Use a resume template to easily plug in your work history, skills and references.

View a sample resume and build your resume easily with our resume builder template.  Caregivers may attach a resume to their job application to demonstrate their professionalism and make it easy for employers to check references and verify information for a faster job offer.
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Caregiver Resume Writing Tips

Presenting a resume, along with your caregiver job application, will make a positive impression on your potential employer.  Why?  Because it will show you are organized and motivated about becoming an employee. It also demonstrates professionalism and helps make their job easier.

A well designed resume will walk an employer through your work history and highlight your current job objective.  It will also provide references along with their phone numbers.  This way the employer does not need to call you for this information when they a ready to move forward with a job offer.

You may view a professional caregiver resume and build your own resume, following a pre-written example on the Caregiverlist Resume Builder.

Find out about training programs in your area and apply for a job as a professional part-time or full-time caregiver.


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Create Your Own Caregiver Resume

Professional caregivers sometimes must apply for a new job after a client passes away or no longer needs caregiving services.  A professional looking resume will highlight your experiences and skills.  In addition, it is always a good idea to update your resume after obtaining training for special caregiving skills, such as memory loss care training.

Caregiverlist's Build-A-Resume tool allows you to highlight your:
  • Education
  • Work History
  • References
Simply plug in your information, following the lead of Sally's Sample Resume (you may also click to view the design of the completed caregiver resume).  Then preview, confirm and download the resume.

Attach the resume to your job application with Caregiverlist or use for any other company you apply for a job with and your application will stand out from the crowd. , , ,
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