Finding A House Sitter Job

June 25, 2012

Using that extra bit of time we have to make some extra cash sounds very tempting and one of the ways you can do this is by becoming a house sitter. Whether you want to work full time or part time, there are a few things that every house sitter candidate must consider beforehand:

  1. Resume

  2. Advertising yourself

  3. Sign Up With A House Sitting Agency

  4. The Interview

  5. Ask For Referrals

Additional House Sitting Job Interview Tips

An interview gives you the opportunity to showcase your housesitting skills to the client, so it is vital that you be well prepared. The following provides some helpful hints.


  • Do some research on the client to get insight into what kind of person they are looking for.

  • Review your qualifications for the job.

  • Be ready to briefly describe your experience showing how it relates it the job.

  • Be ready to answer broad questions, such as “Why should I hire you?”, “Why do you want this job?”, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”

  • Practice an interview with a friend or relative.

Personal Appearance

  • Be well groomed.

  • Dress appropriately.

  • Do not chew gum or smoke.

The Interview

  • Be early.

  • Learn the name of your interviewer and greet him or her with a firm handshake.

  • Use good manners with everyone you meet.

  • Relax and answer each question concisely.

  • Use proper English-avoid slang.

  • Be cooperative and enthusiastic.

  • Use body language to show interest-use eye contact and don’t slouch.

  • Ask questions about the position and make it an engaging conversation.

  • Also avoid asking questions about salary and benefits unless a job offer is made.

  • Before you leave, thank the client for agreeing to see you and offer a firm handshake.

  • Send a short thank you note.