Date Posted: 28/08/2020
The interview is an essential part of any hiring process. You can give more information about yourself, and the employer will have a better idea of who you are. Here are tips that will make a good impression during your interview.
Show up on time
A trustworthy domestic helper means they respect other people’s time, especially their employer. Make sure that you arrive on time. If you know you will be late, you have to let the employer know by sending them a message. If sudden emergencies arise, also send a message to your employer and tell them what happened.
You must present yourself well, at the same time, truthfully answering the questions regarding your skills. You will be expending a lot of time with them, so it’s important they know you well. For example, they asked you if you know many recipes, then answer that, so they know what to expect.
Find the right location for the interview
Suppose the employer tells you to come to their house, but you don’t feel comfortable. In that case, you can respectfully say no and suggest another place. You can also choose to bring another friend with you who will wait for you outside.
If your interview is over the phone, make sure there is no background noise, and no distractions will come.
Bring reference letters so that if the employer asked you, you could present it to them immediately. You can also choose to print your profile or have it saved on your phone so that they can look over it. If you have other cooking skills, you can also show pictures of the dishes you love to cook.
Talk about job responsibilities
Be confident to ask the employer’s expectations as well as what they are looking for. If it’s not a match, then tell them. Remember that other employers might be looking for an employee, such as yourself.
Elaborate your previous job experiences
Be specific with discussing your roles and responsibilities in your last work before. This helps them see your working style, and this also gives you the chance to present yourself well, and why should they choose you as their new domestic helper.
Be sure to sign the contract if you know you want the job. If you know deep down that it will not work for you both, then don’t sign the contract. You can always say no. Do not sign the agreement unless you are sure, and you know you want to work with them. It will only cause more disappointment if you signed the contract but never showed up to work.
You can ask questions too
Don’t be shy to ask questions. The interview is not just for the employer to get to know you, but also for you to get to know them and decide if you will like the job. Do not just settle. Instead, find the right job for you.
You can ask about rest days, duties, work schedules, living arrangements, etc.
Prepare yourself to answer questions
Here are some possible items:
Making a note of these before your interview not only prepares you, but it will also help ease your anxiety beforehand. It is very easy to be nervous about something if you are ill-prepared. A little bit of preparation goes a long way!