Care Associate Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 12,436 Care Associate resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Care Associate Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Vital Signs, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Care Associate Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Care Associate CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Care Associates, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on care associate resumes is vital signs, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: patient care. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a care associate.
Top Skills for a Care Associate
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 12,436 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a care associate job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average care associate job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average care associate candidate have?
The average care associate resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your care associate skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from care associate resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Nurse Extern

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Care Associate
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Biology
  • Delivered presentation to staff on Debriefing after Stressful Situations in the Emergency Department as part of new graduate's final assignment.
  • Provided care to chronic illness patients in a GI unit.
  • Charge nurse on a Telemetry Unit..
  • Function as Charge RN and Preceptor to new staff and student interns assigned to the unit.
  • Provided orthopedic and neurological post operative care.
Care Associate

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Care Associate
Certificate - Biology
  • Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants.
  • Assisted with walking, changing, and running errands.
  • Answer call lights -Assist patients in meeting basic activities of daily living -Help nursing staff keep patients safe
  • Apply telemetry to patients and ensured it remained operational without malfunctions.
  • Assist residents with ADL's.
Care Provider

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Care Associate
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Provided support and aid in problematic situations involving incontinence, cognitive impairment, mobility, and Alzheimer care.
  • Play games, walk Companionship.
  • Light housekeeping, assistance with ADLS, errands, transportation, cooking ,medication reminders, companionship.
  • Remind of Medications, Run Bank, Rx, Grocery Errands, House Cleaning, Companionship
  • Light housekeeping, assisting with showering/dressing, dinner prepare, shopping, companionship/ encouragement,etc
Health Aide

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Care Associate
Certificate - Business/Commerce
  • Provide routine personal healthcare such as bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking, and cleaning for elderly or disabled patients.
  • Administer simple prescribed medications Provide patient with companionship and basic emotional support.
  • Be able to assist clients with ADL's, such as bathing and grooming.
  • Transport and accompany patient to doctor s office and dialysis center.
  • Adhered to privacy laws, medical treatments and plan in accordance with state and federal guideline.
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As a care associate, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Care Associate roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of care associate resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Care Associate Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Care Associates. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Care Associates to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%