How to apply for house sitting jobs

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How to apply for house sitting jobs

how to apply for petsitting jobs
Use photos in your profile that show you caring for your pet charges

How to apply for house sitting jobs – At HouseSit Match, you can apply for house sitting opportunities by registering first as a housesitter.

Joining a house sitting and petsitting network

By selecting your preferred service level (Standard or Premium) you choose the size and breadth of house sitter profile you present on the housesitting website. Choosing a Premium membership gives you more space, more photos and a video to present yourself as a house sitting candidate to the homeowners in the network. It can make all the difference allowing a homeowner and pet owner to get to know you a little better.

Most good housesitting websites will offer you advice on how to become a house sitter.

Plus there are other ways you can really enrich your profile for as a petsitter. Make sure you watch all the videos and read the materials on your petsitter profile how to add huge value to maximise your chances with an optimal profile.

Read the blogs on the housesitting website. There will be information on petsitting what petowners look for when they want to find a great petsitter.

Remember live in home and petsitters are popular because they are a great kennel alternative. Most pet owners prefer to have pet minders at home with their pets. Whether pet owners look for bird sitters, cat sitters, dog sitters or another type of petsitter housesitting websites like can help.

Getting ready with an ID and Background check

By uploading a profile with lots of photos and information about yourself you provide relevant information to support your application.  If you love animals and want to petsit then make sure you post photos of you caring for the animals for whom you have done petsitting.

One really important point in your application to be a house sitter and pet sitter is your ID verification and police and background check.

At Housesitmatch we enable you to do all this online via the housesitting website wherever you are in the world. Homeowners really value a house sitter profile with an up to date police check for housesitting. The check engenders greater trust. It facilitates trusted housesitting and petsitting. With an up to date police and background check you are more likely to become a trusted housesitter.

A petsitter looking after a number of dogs housesitting

Searching for a housesit assignment

From there you can search housesit assignments, petsitting opportunities and property profiles. When you find one that suits you, then you can apply directly by sending a message through the system. Even if you can’t make the dates this time, you can bookmark the housesit advert. That way next time the house sit is published you will get an automatic email notification through the housesitting website.

Secure that housesitting or petsitting assignment

If you find an opportunity that interests you and you think you can do it then apply. However, some housesitters prefer to wait for the home owner to get in touch.

The home and pet owners may want to meet your speak to you directly. Sometimes this is only possible in a virtual context because you are in different locations.

Think about your meeting or interview before you get together. Think about the assignment and what they might be looking for in a live in home and petsitter. Try to consider the housesit and petsit from their point of view to ensure that you are a good match!

Prepare some key points to ensure you present yourself in the best possible light.

They will also outline the key responsibilities that they have for the role – from general garden maintenance to pet care. Remember, it’s important to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to fulfil those roles. This will ensure a stress free house sit/pet sit for both you and the home owners!

Secure a great review!

Once the petsit is over, remember to ask for a review of your housesitting services.  There is nothing a homeowner and petowner likes to read more in a sitter profile than a complimentary review. They can really help to optimise building your housesitter profile.

If you would like to apply to become a house or pet sitter with HouseSit match, why not start the process and register today!

To find out more about House Sitting and Pet Sitting with HouseSit Match, visit our ‘About Us’ webpage, or you can begin the registration process straightaway here.

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