If you’re planning to go into babysitting to earn some money during the summer or on a regular schedule, you start searching for advertisements stating: baby sitter needed. Parents advertise their search for a babysitter in various ways. Generally, they put up an ad in local college newspapers to draw in potential sitters who are experienced, mature, reliable and looking into earning some extra cash. We are all familiar with the fact that a college education is costly so it is good to have extra income on the side. Other parents may just contact the career counseling offices and leave their details.
It is really good to prepare yourself for questions from parents prior to responding to a baby sitter needed ad. Usually, parents will include details on what they are looking for specifically in a baby sitter, such as qualifications, skills and even personality. Make sure you are aware of your own traits and what you are capable of, then mentally rehearse how you’re going to respond when a parent asks you a series of questions.
Once you find a number of ads or obtain information on some families looking for sitter services, be ready to contact them. If you feel unready, very nervous or are not consistent, the chances of you being hired are slim. Rather, face your fears by practicing-you could ask a friend to help you with the “rehearsed” interview.
Make sure you will inform parents why you’d like to apply and what your past work experience is. Inform them how much babysitting you’ve done so far and what sets you apart from other sitters (i.e. CPR certified). Include other household jobs you are willing to do, such as tutoring and cooking.
A lot of individuals would respond to a baby sitter needed advertisement. However, the competition is pretty tough out there-there will be heaps of other candidates who want the job. To increase your chances of being hired, consider formal training (baby sitting courses, etc.) and register in an online sitting agency.