House Sitter Resume Sample

Updated on: April 21, 2018

Have you seen a job advertisement for a house sitter? Is it a job that is right down your alley? Something that will help you earn extra bucks? All ready? No? What is missing? The resume!

You cannot apply for any job without a resume. An employer will need to know how good you are and what all you know about house sitting. So step one is writing a resume. An old resume will not do – you will have to customize it according to a house sitter’s position. If you are a seasoned house sitter, working for a deployment organization, you do not have much to fear. If you are applying privately, well, your resume will need a little extra oomph!

Go through the following resume sample for a house sitter position:


House Sitter Resume Sample



Gloria Davis

367 N 5th Street ● Springfield, IL 62719
(000) 999-9999 ● gloriadav @ email . com

House Sitter

Lively and dependable House Sitter with over five years of experience handling house sitting activities for a small and large house. Track record of performing cleaning and maintenance duties with a deep sense of responsibility.

• Special talent for handling the maintenance needs of houses while the owners are away
• Adept at securing houses from the inside and the outside by employing strong knowledge of complex alarm and security systems
• Knowledge of meeting the basic and advanced needs of house pets, including feeding, bathing, and veterinary appointments
• Familiarity with managing light grounds keeping work such as mowing and watering plants


– Building security – Cleaning & sanitation – Grounds maintenance
– Pet grooming – Mail forwarding – Utility bills
– Indoor plants care – Laundry – Babysitting
– Elderly care – Repairs & maintenance – Assets safety

• Secured a house (in a dangerous neighborhood) by installing inexpensive (removable) security cameras during the three days of house sitting while the owners were away
• Warded off a potential fire by employing conscientiousness in inspecting wiring connections
• Saved the life of a pet cat by rushing her to the vet in time, after she almost choked in a freak accident caused by eating canned cat food
• Averted a burglary during the nocturnal hours by making on-time decision to call 911 for assistance


Sitters Incorporated, Springfield, IL (6/2011 to Present)
House Sitter
• Take and record instructions from homeowners regarding overseeing their houses
• Ask questions to determine if homeowners would like any special way for their homes to be treated
• Occupy houses while owners are away and handle the general maintenance and upkeep of the interior and exterior
• Perform cleaning, vacuuming and dusting duties keeping in mind specific instructions from the owners
• Pay utility bills and oversee any maintenance or repair work being done on the property
• Answer telephones and doorbells and provide information asked for, keeping in mind the confidentiality agreement with owners
• File incoming mail and ensure that any instructions for mail forwarding is followed
• Feed, water and bathe house pets and take them to the vet if they have appointments for vaccinations
• Inspect the house several times to ensure that no intrusion is possible or evident
• Ascertain that the house is properly locked down at the end of the day
• Set up and monitor security systems and alarms and inform authorities at any sign of intrusion
• Look after homeowner’s children or elderly in the house by providing them with necessary personal care and cooking for them

Jacob’s Services, Springfield, IL (1/2008 to 6/2011)
• Provided personal, nurturing care to children aged a few months to 10 years
• Handled cooking and feeding duties, keeping in mind the specific nutritional needs of each ward
• Changed diapers, bathed babies and indulged in playtime with them
• Assisted older children with their homework and accompanied them on outdoor activities

St. Quentin’s High School, Springfield, IL – 2007
High School Diploma