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zoeh08 Fri 22-Jan-16 10:20:15

Hi everyone my children's school is offering a cleaning job, now that my kids are older and do after school clubs ect I have applied for it...BUT what would I wear for a interview if it goes that far and what kind of questions will I expect. ..I'm so nervous! ! Thanks mums smile

BackforGood Fri 22-Jan-16 23:37:24

Wear something you feel comfortable in, but that looks like you made a bit of an effort (just in case you feel comfy in jogging bottoms or in jeans with holes ripped in them wink). they won't expect you to be dressed in a suit.
Can't really help with the questions I'm afraid - I suspect they will want to know if you have any experience, but don't let it put you off if you haven't, you can be shown what to do if they give you the job.
Good luck smile

smellysocksandchickenpox Tue 26-Jan-16 14:57:28

wear something smart but not uncomfortable,

I never wear heels to interviews because I wouldn't be relaxed and don't wear them normally, but I smarten up. Clean tidy hair.

I look awkward in a full on suit so I migh wear a smart top and black trousers and my usual coat. But not a blouse/shirt, it's not me and I'd spend the whole time checking the buttons hadn't popped open!

Bag is the biggest issue cause it needs to be smart but A4 for ID documents

I have never applied for that kind of role, but expect there'll be some safeguarding questions like:

- what would you do if you saw a child being bullied
- what would you do if you suspected a child was being groomed for terrorism
- what would you do if you saw a child bump their heads

Other than that they'll prob look for evidence of reliablity and work ethic. Perhaps some understanding of infection risks like if a child vomits etc

Good luck

smellysocksandchickenpox Tue 26-Jan-16 14:59:32

oh here's one they might ask

what would you do if a friend asked you to keep an extra eye on their child because they were concerned about how they were getting on in school

what would you do if a friend asked you if their child was happy at school

- as an existing parent this may well happen and they will want to know what you would do

smellysocksandchickenpox Tue 26-Jan-16 15:00:10

"do you think there'll be any problems working at the school where your own children attend"

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