House Sitter Job Search Tipsby Danica T • June 11, 2015
Being a house sitter can be an extremely rewarding job if you find the right client(s). To ensure you get the most out of HouseSitter.com and find your next job opportunity with ease, follow our tips and tricks outlined below.
First Impressions are Everywhere
Many people will use social media to do some research on you. Remember that the content of your social media profiles will form a first impression of you before you even meet with them. Make sure they want to meet you after seeing your profile(s).
Focus on Body Language
Once you land an interview, make sure you are well prepared and feel comfortable. Your body language will greatly affect your interview so focus on your posture, your hand placement, and facial expressions.
Have References Ready
You already know families will ask for references so make sure you have a few people who can vouch for your skills. Whether it’s a past client, friends, coaches, teachers, make sure you have prepared them that someone may call.
Learn How to Listen
Don’t be so caught up in conveying a certain message that you don’t really respond to what potential clients may be asking you.
Communicate Through HouseSitter.com (not your personal email or by text)
By keeping your communication on our website, you can benefit from our security systems that catch common scams before they get to you. Our messaging system also prevents members from using your personal email for anything else besides discussing a job you have posted.
Recognize Common Scams
Common scams we have encountered in the past include similar messages:
- “I want to pay you upfront.”
- “Please contact me via email or text right away.”
- “I am moving to your area soon.”
- “I need your bank account information.”
Don’t Forget: Report Anything That Seems Unusual
We take the security of our users and everyone part of the HouseSitter.com community very seriously. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or notice suspicious activity. We do our best to screen members and job listings, however, a few sneaky scammers still make their way on to our site. With your help we can ensure an even safer community.