Caregiver resumes are not always required for senior care positions. But by creating a resume, you will be able to show your professionalism and highlight your skills and experiences. This will assist hiring companies to verify your skills and reasons for wanting to pursue a career in caregiving.
Caregiver turnover can be as high as 50% or more at senior care companies. Some of this turnover cannot be prevented as senior clients may pass away or get better and many professional caregivers choose to take time off when this happens. In addition, care needs can change quickly, causing changes in schedules and a caregiver may not be able to accommodate this. Some positions are temporary for short-term respite care needs to relieve a family member.
However, professional caregivers who are dependable and compassionate can always find another caregiving position as also many new senior care job openings occur daily as seniors may have a new medical condition which requires care after they are discharged from a hospital or nursing home stay, such as a hip replacement, stroke or memory loss.
Senior caregivers should expect to change positions because of these specific industry nuances. Learn how to create a quality resume and update it as you develop more skills.
You may use a free resume builder on Caregiverlist and apply for a senior care position in your area.