« Tips on Reference Checks | Main | Paying Attention to Keywords »

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:


  • 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.


  • 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


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Do's and Don'ts of Posting Jobs:


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.


  • Great care starts
    with a conversation.
    Premium Members can:
    • Send and receive messages
    • Access background checks
    • View references and reviews
    Search Sheila's Blog:

Best of the Blog