Sittercity is a service that allows you to sort through potential sitters by distance, types of services, certifications, skills, and more. I can quickly get a sense of whether or not a candidate is worth interviewing based on how carefully she fills out her profile and the reviews from other families. I’ve found this to be an efficient system for locating new babysitters–which leaves me more time to get my work done and enjoy my family.
And Sittercity is military-friendly, too. They have partnered with the DoD to offer funded Sittercity memberships to military families.