John Philip Green
Recent and archived posts by John Philip Green for Sitter.com

Nanny Agency

by John Philip Green  •  March 05, 2015
One valuable resource to help you hire a nanny is a nanny placement agency. Nanny agencies offer professional services to help you find the nanny you need. They have a specialized database of nannies and assist you through the process of finding the one that meets your individual requirements. While looking for a nanny agency, keep in mind that, like everything, there is a great range in quality. To ensure you make the best choice, make sure you search each nanny agencies reviews and r...
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What is an Au Pair?

by John Philip Green  •  March 05, 2015
An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country that lives as a member of a host family. In general, au pairs are hired as a replacement for nannies. Au pairs typically assist the family by alleviating them of various childcare and housekeeping responsibilities in return for a small allowance and the provided hospitality. The french words au pair can be translated as ‘equal to,’ referring to the fact that au pairs should be considered as a member of the family, not merely a...
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Want to Improve Your Interview Skills? Read These Valuable Suggestions

by John Philip Green  •  July 15, 2013
You have, as the adage says, only one chance to make a good first impression. But interview skills, like any other skills, need to be learned and practiced. These are some important ideas that can greatly improve your interview outcome. A Good Start Always be punctual, and when you arrive offer a firm handshake with some eye contact. Looking at someone's eyes and then looking away is fine. You are not expected to hold eye contact all the time. Appear sure of yourself by standing with go...
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Surefire Tips to Find a Perfect Sitter/Nanny Online

by John Philip Green  •  May 10, 2013
The search is on! One of the most important searches you will ever begin, that of finding just the perfect caregiver for your child.Your search begins online with sitter.com. You want to write a great listing, one that will attract excellent candidates, from which you can pick the one that matches your needs. How do you do this successfully? Tips: Really be clear and definite in your own mind as to the criteria for your search. You need to write down your wish list, then prioritize what ...
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Hire a Babysitter

by John Philip Green  •  April 26, 2013
If you are interested in hiring a babysitter for your children, you have come to the right place. Take a look through our babysitting guide that covers the important steps you need to know and follow. Remember the most important step in hiring a babysitter is thoroughly interviewing the candidate and checking the sitter’s references. Where can you find a babysitter? Choosing an appropriate babysitter is a decision that should be thoroughly investigated. Babysitters take care of your most va...
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Tips for Writing an Effective Listing

by John Philip Green  •  April 22, 2013
The listing you post to find employment is like a condensed resume--it portrays a picture of you-- your training and skills, your personality and a clear description of the employment that you seek. A well written listing can be a powerful tool in helping you find a good job. So what can you do to make your listing stand out from the others? Sometimes it is just something small that can put you out in front. Tips When you sit down to type your listing, do it with confidence. No matter what...
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How to Conduct a Good Phone Interview

How to Conduct a Good Phone Interview

by John Philip Green  •  April 15, 2013
Finding the right nanny/sitter for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make. On sitter.com you have seen several very promising ads, so now it is time to make the first contact with these candidates by phone. These calls, if successful, may determine who you will have face-to face interviews with, so knowing how to get the most from these short calls takes some thought. Here are a few things to keep in mind: On the phone you do not have the advantage of seeing body...
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Au Pair vs. Nanny

by John Philip Green  •  January 17, 2013
Making a decision between hiring an au pair and hiring a nanny can be a difficult if you do not have all of the relevant information. Both au pairs and nannies provide housekeeping and childcare assistance to homeowners, however, the two provide different amounts of care and subsequently receive different pay scales. What’s the difference? Au pair An au pair is a foreign student who comes to live with you, as a member of your family, in exchange for providing assistance in housekeeping ...
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