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Janitor and Custodian Interview Questions
1. What motivates you to work hard?
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A janitor or custodian (called caretaker in British English, see American and British English differences) is a person who takes care of a building, such as a hospital, school, office building, or apartment block. Janitors are responsible primarily for cleaning, and often (though not always) some maintenance and security. Similar but more managerial duties (and usually not including cleaning, for example) are performed by a superintendent, often called building superintendent.
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Janitor and Custodian Interview Questions
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What has your worst janitorial experience been?
 
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Probably working around a lot of cobwebs I was dusting and then like a hundred spiders how to repel them.
 
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Cleaning dry body waste on toilet.
 
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What would your last employer say about your dependency and trust?
 
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My trust and better word dependency is very complete like I'm a very trustworthy person and dependency that's just part of my trust so I guess I'm going to be there I'm going to be there no questions asked.
 
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I was very Dependable and trustworthy. Never had any problems with discrepancy in pick up and delivereries in 16 years there.
 
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Do you have the patience to deal with the general public while cleaning?
 
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Yes I can deal with the attitude of people and the character of people.
 
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Yeah I don't mind working with the general public around and back I did that on my last job and I kind of know my goals and my daily list of the upon what I have to do so I just tried for that I keep pushing.
 
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We have a large hall that must be spotless for events, sometimes requiring 4 hours of straight cleaning, are you okay with this?
 
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Yes I am if it needs to be done ill get it done.
 
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It's not a problem it will get done.
 
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If I were to ask your previous employer about how many days you missed over the last year, what would he say?
 
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The truth that never miss only if very.
 
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Twice. Blizzard and car accident.
 
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Are you experienced in using a radio devices to communicate to other janitors?
 
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I am a fast learner. Technology would be cake to learn for me.
 
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Yes I have done it in the pass.
 
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How did you hear about this job?
 
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I'm a present employee applying for a promotion.
 
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I was searching for classified custodial jobs in edjoin and I came across this one.
 
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9 of 25
You must be working here for 6 months before you get benefits, are you okay with that?
 
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Yes will look forward to it.
 
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Yes I am ok with that, I understand that their is a 6 month probationary period.
 
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How was your experience with your past employment?
 
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Never had any kind of problem.
 
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They have all been good. Always gained and learned experience.
 
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Do you speak fluent English?
 
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Yes, I also speak some Spanish.
 
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Fluent Eglish and Spanish..
 
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What previous jobs have you held?
 
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Clean some house for 15yr and about 6 offices that I cleaned for 12yr.
 
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Waitress, runner, bussing, hosting.
 
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Janitor can be a very routine job, how are you okay working a job that stays routine?
 
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Working in a. School environment has, in my experience never been routine. With each day comes different situations and events'.
 
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Yes to me its perfect because it always keeps me busy. Having a routine just means you always have something to do. Makes the day go faster.
 
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What role do you feel you play as a custodian in the daily operation of a school? How important?
 
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I take pride in doing my job, in keeping a clean and safe environment.
 
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I made sure everything was clean for teacher and students learning very important.
 
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What do you find most rewarding about being a janitor?
 
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Being able to help people by giving them a clean, safe and secure place to do their business.
 
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To give everyone the sense of cleanliness.
 
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What were your past duties as a janitor?
 
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Cleaning outside of building entrances of snow and other loose debris. Cleaning outside windows up to two stories off ground. Cleaning wash room, kitchen areas and nursery areas. Cleaning floors from light sweeping to strippins. and waxings. washings and painting of walls and ceilings, Taking apart and setting up tables and chairs for different functions. Cleaning up after accidents. Securing building at end of day.
 
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Keep the building clean and safe.
 
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What do you expect out of this position?
 
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The expierence , and the ability to learn something new.
 
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A new pleasant home away from home.
 
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Have you received any training?
 
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Yes. Have gone thru several OSHA safety courses, Red Cross first aid and CPR training. Ace Hardware courses on the use of pesticides and cleaning products.
 
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Yes, I have 60 hours of janitorial basic building and grounds maintenance certificate from the Los Angeles unified school district.
 
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How well do you keep your temper under control?
 
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Have no temper problems with people. I know how to say
 
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I can control my temper quite well.
 
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What do you like least about being a janitor?
 
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Cafeteria food fights..
 
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Sometimes people think being a janitor is a menial job but creating a safe clean and sanitized environment makes me feel good.
 
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Give me a rundown of your daily routine at your last job?
 
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Clean up outside entrance of building, snow or dirt cleanup removal, clean restrooms and kitchen area, clean floors, set up for special meetings and lock and unlock rooms as requested.
 
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Greet customers offer a espresso, became friend, explain them about the vehicles about all the models and make show the vehicles, take on a test drive, come to a agreement, take customers information, selling the a car, follow up to see if everything was fine. In mean time keep clean the Espresso machine, and the Studio.
 
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If a person throws up, and you really do not feel like cleaning up a mess, how would you handle the situation?
 
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Take care of it none the less. It's my job.
 
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I would find another janitor or stomach it and clean it up.
 
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Why should we hire you over the next guy? What janitor experiences do you have that set you apart?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I was selected for extra assignments at other dry cleaning plants because of my reliability and thoroughness.
 
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I really do not know what sets me apart from someone else, but I do know that I will never be late, and I will get the job done no matter what it may be.
 
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Will you be willing to work off-hours?
 
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If I am notified ahead of time.
 
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It depends on how caught up on my homework I am, because it is very important to me to get good grades.
 
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How do you feel about working a double if a coworker calls off?
 
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I am comfortable working double.
 
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I would like the overtime.
 
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