If you are an experienced caregiver then outlining your skills is not a problem. If you are not, you have to make sure that you write your skills statements in a way that is highly attractive to a hiring manager.
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you are aware of your abilities, as they relate to the job that you will be performing. At the entry level, you may not really know what to write in the skills section of your resume.
But that is natural. Keep reading to determine how to overcome this problem.
The fact that you are a skilled individual should not be lost on the person reading your resume or cover letter. What do you do to make sure that your skills are properly highlighted? You first make a match of what you possess with the requirements of the employer.
As soon as this match is made, you can easily handle the skills statement writing work, ensuring that you highlight your best.
When you are writing a resume or cover letter for an entry-level position, or one for which you have little or no experience, make sure that you leave the word “experience” out. This way, you can genuinely say that you are talented, and it is not because you have experience, but due to the fact that these skills are inherent in you.
Here is how you can word your skills statements:
Caregiving Skills No Experience
• Highly skilled in providing one on one care to patients or clients based on their specific requirements.
• Effectively able to assist clients with ambulation and daily needs such as toileting, bathing, and grooming.
• Deep familiarity with planning and preparing meals, ensuring that the right amount of nutrition is provided to assigned clients.
• Talented in performing light housekeeping tasks and running errands for clients to ensure their comfort and wellbeing.
• Proficient in interacting with clients to determine their limitations and providing them with assistance in handling them in an effective manner.
• Adept at taking and recording patients’ / clients’ vital statistics, and providing feedback to doctors and family members.
• Competent in performing household chores for clients, such as laundry, ironing, and tidying up rooms.
• Qualified to assist clients with exercises, and physical therapies, keeping their health and wellbeing a priority.
• Proven ability to accompany clients and patients to doctors’ appointments, and ensure that medication administration activities are properly managed.