How can I get a sitting gig with no experience?
July 8, 2008 12:18 PM Subscribe
How can I get a babysitting gig with no experience or references?
posted by sondrialiac to Human Relations (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want a babysitting or even a nanny position, preferably with babies or younger children. I have a potential gig, because I ended up interacting with a toddler in a public place and we really hit it off.
However, I'm worried about getting the job because I don't have any babysitting references or experience. I have spent time watching my nieces and nephews over the holidays, here and there, but never alone.
I will be infant/child CPR certified soon. I do have character references but not any related to child care.
What questions would you ask me if you were considering hiring me? What would be your biggest concerns? Is there anything (truthful, of course) I could do/say that would make you feel more comfortable with me?