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Sample interview questions

How did you get into caregiving?

What is the longest you have worked with one client?

What other work and personal obligations do you have?

What will be your mode of transportation to work?

Is there anything you are uncomfortable doing?

Why do you want to be a caregiver?

What do you find most rewarding about this job?

What were your responsibilities with your latest client?

What types of impairments/people have you previously worked with?

Do you know how to cook according to special health requirements?

Are you able to perform light housekeeping duties (laundry, cleaning etc.)?

Can you perform CPR?

What personal care/hygiene tasks are needed for an elderly client? Are you comfortable doing them?

Are you available for work nights/weekends/etc.?

Have you ever had to provide first aid to a client? What happened?

Recall a time a client tried your patience. What did you do?

Describe a time you offered emotional support to a client. What effect did it have?

Tell me about a mistake you made while caring for a client. How did you resolve it?

Do you become personally involved when your client suffers?

We will be paying $X. Are you comfortable with that rate?

What is your most recent position? What’s your typical daily routine with that family?

What do you find most challenging?

Have you had negative work situations? If so, what have you learned from them?

What are you most proud of when it comes to your job?

How would you react if your client began to shout at you?

What skills can you bring to the table that other caregivers can’t?

Describe your career goals

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