How to Make a Babysitting Profile

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Making a babysitting profile is much like composing a resume or a CV. For prospective employers, a babysitter's profile is the first introduction to potential employees. Being honest within the profile is immensely important, because parents are trusting babysitters with their children; if hired with false attributes in your profile, it can make getting a recommendation for later jobs much more difficult. Keeping a babysitting profile upbeat and honest is the most effective path to getting the babysitting job desired.

  • Create a tone that exemplifies your personality. If you are naturally bubbly and outgoing, make sure to convey that with your sentences. That is not to say exclamation points should come after every sentence; that appears fake to readers. Instead, when a profile has a section to explain why you want to be a babysitter, include information about your naturally ebullient nature and how well that connects with children.

  • Compile all your experience with children. If you have volunteered in a classroom, taught swimming lessons, helped a neighbor for an afternoon, include these in your profile. Experience is everything when filling out a profile. But always remember to be honest; do not make up experience. It will be immediately obvious.

  • List activities you either have done or plan to do with children. Parents want to see that your ideas of spending time align with theirs. If you enjoy being outdoors, playing or creating games, or drawing and coloring, make sure potential families know this. The difference between you and someone with the same level of experience can be how well your personality aligns with what the parents themselves are like.

  • State what you are looking for in a family. Be honest about how far you are willing to travel, what pay you will accept, and how many children you are willing to watch in the profile. Nothing is worse than getting to an interview and finding that pay rates do not align or that the hours are not enough. When filling out your profile, there are ways to make it clear what you are willing to work for; most sites either have sections for this information or you can include it in the general "About Me" section.

  • Read other babysitter's profiles to see what kind of information they list and how to edit your own. Also, find a babysitting website that offers profiles for potential employers as well. It is just as important to understand what a family is like before agreeing to either a job or an interview. Although reading through other profiles or potential employer's profiles may not seem like it will help you to fill out your own, it does. Once you see how families write about what they are looking for, you can tailor your voice and information.

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