Building a Strong Housekeeping Resume
What does it take to become listed as a reputable and professional housekeeper in London?
Securing the best housekeeping jobs in London requires experience and expertise, as well as a positive attitude and can-do outlook on the role which puts clients at ease. Here at The Graham Agency, we pride ourselves on working with the best housekeepers in London, pairing them with clients whose needs reflect the specialist areas of expertise offered by our housekeepers.
With that said, whether you’re just starting out or seeking a new opportunity to further your career in housekeeping, in this blog we’re sharing our advice on building a strong housekeeping resume.
Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a housekeeper
One of the most exciting things about becoming a housekeeper in London is the variety in your daily routine. Every housekeeping job that we fill brings its own challenges and unique opportunities, with every one of our clients bringing their own personality, needs, and flexibilities to the roles that they advertise for. Whether it’s childcare, cleaning, schedule management, or helping to look after pets, housekeepers do so much more than simply maintain a well-presented home.
Understanding what is expected of you, and recognising just how versatile these roles can be, will go a long way towards helping you to build a strong resume – highlighting the different experiences you have and how you manage and navigate complex and ad hoc tasks and challenges.
The importance of attitude alongside experience
One of the most important factors in household staff recruitment for our clients is attitude, and the approach of their housekeeper, nanny, and any other roles that they fill for the home. Regardless of whether a role is live-in or live-out, being able to demonstrate a positive and can-do attitude is key to standing out against the competition.
We always urge our applicants to consider all of their specialist skills, even those which do not seem relevant to the role of a housekeeper, but which underpin or touch on another layer of your personality. The variety of demands across housekeeping jobs in London means that sometimes one experience can mean the difference between a successful application and being passed over for another applicant.
In short, no experience is too random – and if you have any specialist skills, be sure to highlight them during your initial consultation, on your application, or at the interview.
Is being a housekeeper the right option for you?
To be a successful and happy housekeeper, you need to be both flexible and open to new challenges on a daily basis. The very foundation of The Graham Agency boutique business is our tailored approach to household staff recruitment, acknowledging and recommending the best candidates based on their ability to respond positively to whatever is thrown at them.
If you’re open to a role packed with potential, working with a family or household in London and establishing a positive working relationship with every member of the family, then we may well have the perfect vacancy for you.
Get in touch to start your application – and use the time between now and your consultation to start building a resume that reflects not just your experience but your personality.