How to Write a Dog Groomer Resume


So you like dogs and you have given your dog a haircut and it looks good. Perhaps you love dogs and you want to help pet owners with their grooming needs. Whatever the case may be, if you want to apply to a company and get a job as a dog groomer, you will need a resume.

People are dead serious about the people they hire to handle dogs because dog owners happen to be really nitpicky about the people handling their dogs so you really need to show them what you’ve got. Below are some suggestions on how you can make a kick-ass resume that will increase your chances of landing that dog groomer job.

Basic Elements

When writing a dog groomer resume, you want to make sure that you choose a template that showcases your abilities in the best light possible. You will not believe this but dog grooming is a highly competitive job and the pay is really good. Below are some requirements you need to fulfill if you want this job.How to Write a Dog Groomer Resume

  • You will have to be a certified pet groomer with some experience in the pet grooming industry.
  • You will need to have substantial knowledge of how to groom different dog breeds and exhibit a strong ability to work independently and be highly flexible.
  • You should be able to convey that you know how to maintain a professional environment and that you know how to treat the clients fairly and with the respect they deserve.
  • You will need to show the hiring manager that you have a passion for providing the best possible service to clients and their pets.

On to the Format


At the very top of the page, write your name and below that put your contact details. Double check your contact details because it will be a crying shame if the hiring managers want to talk to you about an interview but cannot since you listed your contact details incorrectly.

Once you have double checked your contact details you will want to move on to the next heading which will showcase your skills and your qualifications. Make sure that you are really specific so they see you are not making stuff up.

You will then move on to the next heading which concerns license and certificates. For this part of your resume, more is definitely better so do not be shy about writing things down. Provide copies if your certificates if you have to.

Your special skills will come next so if you specialize in ear and eye cleaning plus nail cutting and filing make sure you include those as well. They will really “wow” the hiring managers.

They will be keen on seeing your work experience so if you have experience, write down where you worked, the position you held and what your job entailed.

Once you have written all of those, read your written work once or twice so you catch any typos that will detract from the professionalism of your resume.

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