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Writing my cv

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ichangedmymindagain Sun 11-Sep-16 21:49:03

I am a very experienced nanny who has worked in childcare for over 30 years.I am now looking for a new position and rewriting my cv .
My questions is how far do I go back on my jobs ,my previous CV is 3 pages long with all my childcare positions ,I feel this is perhaps too long but how far should I go back ..
Are employers really interested in my positions from 20years ago or is the last ten far more important ..

nannynick Sun 11-Sep-16 22:04:46

I would include them all but just have them as single line entries, with Date Start, Date End, Brief description. Then for the last two or three jobs I would include a longer description.

NuffSaidSam Mon 12-Sep-16 09:54:18

If all of your jobs have been broadly similar I would list all of them as date, location (if that varies) and age of children when starting the job, so e.g.

Jan 2005-May 2010, London - James 3 years and Betsy 10 months.
June 2010-Spetember 2014, Paris - Pierre 5 years and Isabelle 2 years.

I would then include a paragraph covering your role/duties/experience from all the jobs. Otherwise it tends to be very repetitive because most nanny jobs are broadly the same unless you've had a job dealing with significant special needs or very unusual family circumstances.

EssentialHummus Mon 12-Sep-16 10:01:34

CV writer here. I'd include 10 years' worth (more or less) in detail, then the rest by name, age and location only, under "Earlier Roles".

Even the detailed ones should be a short para and 5-6 bullet points if possible - try to be succinct.

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