You followed our tips: you have an up-to-date profile, you’ve built up your online reputation and your hard work has paid off with an interview. Congrats! So now what?
Never fear, the Scoop is here with our list of top interview tips to help you wow families the second you walk in the door:
Put your best (dressed) foot forward
First impressions go a long way. You may not have to wear a suit to your job interview as a caregiver, but you should still make the effort to look professional and put together when you meet the family. Aim for "business casual" - dressed up, but not over the top.
Arrive at the interview with everything that a family might want to look at when making a hiring decision. Bring a professional looking resume and your references. Does your profile say that you have any certifications? Bring the paperwork to back it up. Show the family that you're organized and thoughtful. They'll want to see you bring those qualities to the job that you're interviewing for.
In an interview it can be easy to let the family ask all the questions, but you can show that you're invested in the job and in the family by asking some questions of your own. Ask about the role, about what the family is looking for in a caregiver, and about any special requests the family might have. They’ll be impressed that you took the time to really think about the job and what it requires.
You can read more interview questions here.
Send a Thank-You
Following up with a thank you note after an interview is a nice touch that helps you stand out from the competition. Thank the family for taking the time to meet with you and let them know how excited you are to be considered for the position.
The best advice we have is to stay confident! You’re a great person, with a love for others, and you’ll do great. Good luck on that interview!
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