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Top 25 Housekeeper Interview Questions
List of Housekeeper Interview Questions
  1. What do you know about our company?
  2. How would others describe you?
  3. Are you good at multitasking?
  4. How energetic a person would you say you are?
  5. What makes you the best person for this job?
  6. Are you a trustworthy person?
  7. How reliable are you?
  8. How long have you been a Housekeeper?
  9. Why did you leave your last position?
  10. Are you a detail-oriented person?
  11. What do you enjoy most about housekeeping?
  12. How many times were you late for work at your last job?
  13. Tell me about a time when you were criticized for your work. How did you handle it?
  14. What is your ideal working environment?
  15. What do you dislike about housekeeping?
  16. How long do you see yourself as a Housekeeper?
  17. Can you give me some examples of health and safety procedures you have used?
  18. Have there been times when you have been asked to perform duties that were not in your job description? What did you do?
  19. What house chore do you dislike doing?
  20. What has been your greatest accomplishment at work?
  21. Do you have reliable transportation?
  22. How well do you work on your own?
  23. Do you have previous experience as a Housekeeper?
  24. What knowledge do you feel is required for a successful housekeeper?
  25. What do you think are the most important skills for a housekeeper?
  26. How would you handle a client who was angry or upset about something?
Authors:
Contributing Author
Rachelle Enns
Recruiter
 
Housekeeper Information
August 18th, 2017

A housekeeper is hired by a private client or a contractor to maintain the cleanliness of a home or property. Requirements may include general cleaning, laundry, washing windows and perhaps food preparation. Some housekeepers live with their clients and work on a full time basis while others are contracted to work on a prearranged schedule.
Housekeeper User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 26
What do you know about our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I only know that this one of the biggest hotel and a 5 star hotel.
2.
Its a largest specialist mental health & learning disabilities trust in country annual income £329 m work from 160 sites multi award winning.
3.
That it is extremely professional and the standards are very high.
4.
From what I have gathered, Radisson Blu hotel is is a four-star hotel that is made for the individual in mind, which has a sophisticated essence. The hotel aims to cater for each and every need of a modern guest, in terms of facilities, be they food or electronic related. However, a striking element that I did come across was that of a 'Yes, can do!' attitude. It really strives for a very positive experience for both the guests and also those working here.
5.
I really don't know much about the company because I went to an agency to get a job.
Question 2 of 26
How would others describe you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Hardworking, trusting, honest. Takes instructions easily and follows through the tasks required.
2.
Caring , kind committed, flexible, detailed and alert.
3.
I was going for the inter.
4.
Good cooperating and hardworking person.
5.
I m hardworking but I have to omprove my self sofident my collegues said.
Question 3 of 26
Are you good at multitasking?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I regularly have several dementia patients needing my attention at the same time.
2.
Yes I regularly have several dementia patients needing my attention at the same time.
3.
I believe I am. For example, in the past I have worked as a Barista. This was pretty much my first job and at first it seemed like a lot of was going and I was quite amazed at how my colleagues were able to pull of their tasks and still have time to chat in-between. However, as I was slowly eased into the task, I built up this muscle memory to carry out various tasks such as keeping up a clean environment, carrying out stockroom duties, making sure everything is topped-up, and working at the till and handling transactions and so on. This element of multi-tasking is also important for housekeeping. For example, with cleaning up a guest room, after a while one builds up this schema of what to do. It nearly becomes like muscle memory after a while. You go in, you take care of the linen. Then you attend to all the rubbish. Then I make my way into the toilet and work from the bathtub to the sink. Then I go and make the bed. This is followed up by surfaces. I then take care of the hoovering. The miscellaneous aspects are taken care of. Finally, an overall check is make to make sure everything has been conducted to a high standard. While doing this, I also need to keep track of what I've done so far. If I'm stocked up and what also I need to take care of.
4.
Yes I am but sometimes I do too much and run behind on getting something done.
5.
Yes am very good at multitasking, my flexibility allows me to be good at it.
Question 4 of 26
How energetic a person would you say you are?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Very energetic, working around horses is no mean feat.
2.
I awake and rise pretty early in the morning which allows the full potential of my energy to manifest throughout the day. This kind of energy allows me to do a lot in one day.
3.
I can work in a long time. For examples, I work on a farm for my holidays from 6 to 4pm, and awake at 4 am.
4.
I would say I was quite energetic I'm on the go all the time.
5.
Very I love anything to. Do with excersise including going to the gym playing football and running.
Question 5 of 26
What makes you the best person for this job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have experience using cleaning chemicals since I worked at a Cousins Subs. I had to clean sinks, mop floors, clean bathrooms and counters, stock and reorganize the lobby on a daily basis.
2.
I am the best because I have a the skills of this job.
3.
I have done the job for the last 5 years and know what is needed, I have patience and confidelity.
4.
Considering my professional 2 years of expirience, and the fact that I am a very persistent person, I am also a great multitasker. And very reliable. I will not fail you or this company.
5.
I am reliable, honest, trustworthy and like to please.
Question 6 of 26
Are you a trustworthy person?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I know what being confidetial means and information govenence.
2.
Of course I am! I hate lying and stealing so I don't do either.
3.
I very much think I am. Not that I was not a trustworthy person before, I think the idea of trust has really been pushed through with the degree in Psychology. The whole idea of confidentiality has really been an important idea for me! Moreover, with my jobs, I had been given tasks that required others to place their trust on me and there were no complications with this.
4.
Yes l am in evrything l do.
5.
Yes. I am not compliment me but I can say yes. I am a honest and responsibity person in study.
Question 7 of 26
How reliable are you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
100% reliable. If my supervisor assigned me to perform another . Ill take it.
2.
With my knowledge I can show my reliable.
3.
I think I'm really reliable and once you tell me to do something I'll do it right then.
4.
I am very reliable . I am punctual and make deadlines a day or two earlier.
5.
I am confident to say definitely absolute.
Question 8 of 26
How long have you been a Housekeeper?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have been a housekeeper for a little over 1 year and a half.
2.
5 years at tees esk and wear valley foundation trust.
3.
I have no relevant working experience, but I will work hard.
4.
Not too long about 5 months.
5.
Almost a year and some months.
Question 9 of 26
Why did you leave your last position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I found the job very insert It was too institutionalised, I was working alone with horses and was concerned about health and safety, also found it very lonely.
2.
To seek for better knowledge in a different environment.
3.
The job wasn't for me and was too repetitive. I just couldn't handle the rude people along with the hang ups.
4.
I am leaving for better opportunities and to get more room for new ideas.
5.
Wasn't enough hours for the money.
Question 10 of 26
Are you a detail-oriented person?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I like to think that I make sure that nothing is overlooked.
2.
150 percent oriented detailed.
3.
Yes I pay attention to my surrounding.
4.
Yes I like to make sure everything is completed to a certain standard so detail is very important to me.
5.
I can spot a crumb on the floor.
Question 11 of 26
What do you enjoy most about housekeeping?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
The variation of the job such as cleaning, paperwork, meals.
2.
When some guests said that the room was really clean.
3.
I like it becouse it's reputated job.
4.
I enjoy team works and organise people.
5.
Cleaning bathrooms and spreding beds.
Question 12 of 26
How many times were you late for work at your last job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Never I was on time earlier the better.
2.
I cannot remember so I do not think I was ever late.
3.
I was never late. I'm always early.
4.
I don't recall being late for any appointments at my last job. However if I was it would f been due to serving customers and they always come first.
5.
Never, I was always on time, when it comes to work I don't mess around.
Question 13 of 26
Tell me about a time when you were criticized for your work. How did you handle it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Once, my supervisor checked my work and pointed out how I didnt clean under the refrigerator. I apologized for my mistake, and cleaned it.
2.
Positively I tried to do better next time to show that we can always do better.
3.
I don't believe I have ever been criticized.
4.
Never always did a good job.
5.
I will learn in every my mistakes I did, then I will my self be better.
Question 14 of 26
What is your ideal working environment?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
A place ther are few people.
2.
Friendly peaceful environment.
3.
I love to move around and this job would keep me busy.
4.
An ideal working environment would be where people work as a team.
5.
An area to cover in which I know my tasks and duties and can preform them well.
Question 15 of 26
What do you dislike about housekeeping?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I still havent came across something I dont like about housekeeping.
2.
There is always something but as you do them constantly they dont become a problem.
3.
I love cleaning . Don't have any dislikes.
4.
There is nothing really I dislike as I love cleaning.
5.
There's nothing that I don't like.
Question 16 of 26
How long do you see yourself as a Housekeeper?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I see myself housekeeping till I get the opportunity to grow with the company.
2.
As far as l got a degree in hospitality.
3.
Whenever I find better work.
4.
For as long as I live, In my mind even when you have moved on to a new career housekeeping is an ongoing thing whether in your own home or even in the office you may occupy.
5.
I would like to be a housekeeper for sometime to come. I enjoy cleaning and been part of a team.
Question 17 of 26
Can you give me some examples of health and safety procedures you have used?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Wet signs put out wear apropriate cleaning gear wash hads even after wearing rubber gloves.
2.
I measure every chemical I use, dilute a chemical if it needs to be diluted, I dont mix strong chemicals together, always use gloves, and cleanse all the tools I used to clean up.
3.
After mopping a floor lay down newspaper to avoid slipping or use a notice. Keep cleaning chemicals stored away from children and vulnerable adults.
4.
When I cleaning the toilet bowl I always use hand glove and masker.
5.
Before use any chemicals, using safety equpments.
Question 18 of 26
Have there been times when you have been asked to perform duties that were not in your job description? What did you do?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have helped where I can but if it affect my job I would speak to supervior.
2.
Yes there has been, I did do them once I was finished with my duties. But once that employee asked me to do them continously, I had a brief talk with my supervisor.
3.
Yes I always try to help everyone.
4.
I will do anything what the company need that were not in my job description.
5.
I take the task and perform it because I will be helping my colligue.
Question 19 of 26
What house chore do you dislike doing?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Cleaning toilet but its nice to see it shining afterwards.
2.
A house chore I dislike doing would be washing dishes.
3.
Washing up but I tend to do that first so I can get it out of the way.
4.
Nothing at all I would doing my job I will do anything.
5.
Cleaning the bathroom but I do it anyways.
Question 20 of 26
What has been your greatest accomplishment at work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have not had it yet but I am trying.
2.
Legging the prince of Wales on to his horse.
3.
Finished work before ontime.
4.
My greatest accomplishment at work has been able to help individuals.
5.
I am the top seller at Christmas time and can up-sell any other employee.
Question 21 of 26
Do you have reliable transportation?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I have very reliable transport links.
2.
I am a very energetic person.
Question 22 of 26
How well do you work on your own?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am ok but like to work as a team better.
2.
I work very good independent.
3.
Good, but everything will be perfect all together.
4.
Better in a team environment.
5.
I'm ok, I work better with people.
Question 23 of 26
Do you have previous experience as a Housekeeper?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
As a cleaner yes 10 years then 5 years as housekeeper.
2.
Yes, 2 years all together.
3.
I have had a simpler role,
4.
Yes I have worked in the hospital as a team leader for 21 years.
Question 24 of 26
What knowledge do you feel is required for a successful housekeeper?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
In order to be a successful housekeeper, you'd have to be a patient person, very organized, and reliable.
2.
Need to keep up to date with chemical proceedure stick to rota and take on board any tips.
3.
Administration, teamwork and good in knowledge.
4.
Getting everything done on time.
5.
You have to know how to clean to a certain standered. And to have good communication skills.
Question 25 of 26
What do you think are the most important skills for a housekeeper?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Patience, pride in your work, ability to point out your own faults.
2.
Sophistical checking person.
3.
Have to punctual and good body movement.
4.
Communication and cleanliness.
5.
Reliability, trustworthy, discreet, attention to detail.
Question 26 of 26
How would you handle a client who was angry or upset about something?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would ask what the problem is, apologize, and fix the problem.
2.
I would get my supervisor.
3.
I would tell them it's not my fault and to talk to the supervisor about it.
4.
I would listen to the client and try and settle the matter.
5.
Try to emphazise with them and calm them down but still have to follow the rules.
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