Senior caregivers interviewing for jobs with senior home care agencies, hospitals, assisted living communities and nursing homes must remember to ask the interviewer questions. This is because as an interview candidate, you are also determining if the company and job will be a good fit for you.
Asking questions will also impress your interviewer that you are both a professional and seeking a permanent position where you can grow your career. Because you are caring enough to find out more information, you demonstrate you have an understanding of your skills and strengths and weaknesses in order to know what caregiving job position will be best for you. This is when you can also learn about training opportunities to improve in areas where you do not have as much work experience.
Questions to Ask Caregiver Job Interviewers:
- What are the qualities you are looking for in an ideal candidate for your caregiving position?
- Do you have an example of a typical day on the job?
- What do you like best about working for this company?
- How would you describe your management role and style?
- Why is this job position available?
- What traning do you offer new hires?
- What opportunities do you have for career growth?
- What are the qualities successful caregivers at your company possess?
- Do you have any concerns about my potential as an employee for your company?
- What are the next steps for me to take after the interview in order to be hired?
Remember, too, that many interviewers like to kick off the interview by asking you to "tell me about your self" or asking "what experiences lead you to be a professional caregiver".
Think about your answers to these questions ahead of time . Remember, they are trying to get to know you and your personality. Be willing to open up and share a true story which will also convey your true colors and why you will bring compassion to your job as a caregiver.
You may learn about caregiver job descriptions and apply for a senior care jobs in your area, as senior care companies are constantly hiring to keep up with demand as seniors are discharged from hospitals and nursing homes, often on short-notice.