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July 16, 2007

The Do's and Don'ts of Posting Jobs

Here are my Top 5 do's and don’ts for posting a job listing:

Don't:

  • Be too vague in your description
  • Describe your family as something it's not
  • Write your ad in all caps or forget to check for grammar and spelling
  • Be too brief
  • Expect the first sitter who responds to your ad to be the best fit for your family. Even if you have a great job posting, remember that this process takes time.

Do:

  • Write a catchy subject line
  • Specify the days and hours for which you need care
  • Tell the general area in which you live
  • Include contact information
  • Try to differentiate yourself and show your personality

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