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Babysitter Interview Questions

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Ryan Brown
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11 Babysitter
Interview Questions

  1. As a Babysitter, what do you believe is your best asset?

    Community Answers

    • "I have the patience and understanding that is needed to work with children."
    • "I love to help children and their families, especially their parents."
  2. How do you handle stress and pressure?

    Community Answers

    • "I handle stress and pressure by meditating."
    • "I react quickly with caution and I think of the best interest at hand."
    • "Great, I alway calm others down and try come up with a solution."
  3. Why should we hire you?

    Community Answers

    • "Because I love kids and would do anything for them it it was appropriate."
    • "I am interested in the safety and well-being of children, not to mention their happiness."
    • "I am a reliable, trustworthy person, I'm an active, energetic, creative person and your child will have lots of fun."
  4. Why do you want a career as a babysitter?

    Community Answers

    • "I love to help children and their families, especially their parents."
    • "It will help me have experience with children of all ages and how they interact to better help me understand them for the major I will be majoring in college."
  5. Are you happy with your career as a babysitter?

    Community Answers

    • "Yes, it makes me very happy seeing smiles on the faces of children, knowing they are happy."
  6. How well do you work with people?

    Community Answers

    • "I can work very well with people."
    • "I work very well with people and I'm a team player and very well oriented with others and open-minded to new ideas."
  7. Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.

    Community Answers

    • "When I tried to open a back door at the Jacksonville Public Library, the alarm went off and the former volunteer coordinator came running."
    • "In a group project, fellow peer told me what they thought was best for the project and I still did it my way although it wasn't completed wrong, it wasn't fully correct."
  8. Give an example of a situation where you did something that helped others to be more enthusiastic.

    Community Answers

    • "When volunteering at the Bridge of Northeast Florida Learning Center, I brought in extra materials in order to engage the students and supplement learning. These included stuffed animals and art materials."
    • "I volunteered at an elementary school and worked with children in gym classes and taught them lessons and play strategized games with them."
  9. What would you change about yourself to make you a better babysitter?

    Community Answers

    • "I would become more organized and less dependent on my mother."
    • "Create more activities that the children can have fun with and become more involved."
  10. What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?

    Community Answers

    • "The easiest decisions for me to make are redirecting the children and stating rules in a positive manner. The hardest ones are taking privileges away from them and watching them cry."
    • "Close nit decisions are easier because I have experience with the environment. Places where I'm not familiar with are a bit more difficult but can be thought out."
  11. Why are you the best babysitter for us?

    Community Answers

    • "While I can empathize with the social and emotional states of children, I am able to use positive guidance with them so that their confidence is not undermined."
    • "I'm reliable and trustworthy, I am also energetic, creative, attentive person."