If you are looking for employment as a housekeeper, you may find writing a resume to be a challenge. If you have no true experience as a housekeeper, it can make the task even more difficult, but with some creativity and a fresh assessment of your basic skills, you can write a professional resume for employment as a housekeeper.
Choose a layout or template for your housekeeper resume that focuses on your strengths. You can organize a resume by experience, education, or function, and formats are available for entry-level positions. Example resumes and templates are widely available with most word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Apple's Pages program, as well as from places on the Internet, such as the Microsoft Office Resumes and CVs Templates website or the Instant Resume Templates website.
Type your name and contact information at the top of the resume, following the example or template that you have chosen.
Write an objective statement that relates your goals to the employer and tells what you will bring to the job. An example is: "To secure long-term employment as a housekeeper where I can utilize my organizational skills and housekeeping expertise to improve my client's living conditions."
Include education history after your objective statement. There are no set educational requirements for the position, so make a brief list of the educational levels you've completed, but include any specialty training you've had that is applicable to housekeeping.
List previous job experience chronologically if you have housekeeping experience, with the most recent first. If you have no experience in housekeeping, list the primary functional skills and qualities you have that strongly qualify you to do a good job in the position. In addition to actual housekeeping skills, list things like reliability and initiative that might set you apart from other applicants.
Add additional relevant experience or training. For example, if you have been a homemaker for 10 years, list Homemaker or Household Manager as a position you held, and describe the types of tasks and responsibilities you carried out that make you a good candidate for a position as a housekeeper.
Provide name and contact information of at least two references who are not related to you, and who can speak positively about your work ethic and ability to perform well in a housekeeping position.
If you have held many jobs for short periods of time, do not list all of them. Select a few that best represent your skills necessary for housekeeper work and omit the rest. If the employer asks about gaps in your resume, you can respond with an explanation that you held jobs unrelated to housekeeping and that you would be happy to provide the complete list if necessary.
Ask for permission prior to listing someone as your reference. If an employer calls your references and they are caught off guard, it's likely not to go as well as it can if they are notified in advance and prepared to receive calls.