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What do you hope to gain from working as a lifeguard? What are your future aspirations in this role?

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    What do you hope to gain from working as a lifeguard? What are your future aspirations in this role?

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    Do you have experience with overall pool hygiene, testing and regulating water temperature, PH levels, and chlorine?

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    What are the essential items to have at your pool before your shift begins?

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    Talk me through your previous experience working with children. How will this experience will help you as a lifeguard?

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    What is the number one responsibility for any lifeguard?

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    How do you handle working with little to no supervision?

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    How much do you think this lifeguard job should pay?

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    As a lifeguard, you are required to be observant of your surroundings. Can you tell me of a time when you have spotted a hazard or prevented an accident?

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    As a lifeguard, what is the riskiest decision you have ever made?

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    Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.

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    What appeals to you most about the role of a lifeguard, and why do you want to work with us?

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    What do you think are the most important characteristics of a lifeguard?

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    Give me an example of a time when you have had to enforce rules or policies.

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    A child is lying on the ground, unresponsive. What is your initial response?

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    Do you meet our minimum fitness requirements?

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    How would you handle a situation where an adult was breaking a rule? Would you be capable of blowing the whistle, or would you just let it go?

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    Which level of CPR certification do you possess? Is your certification current and valid?

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    Lifeguards must be alert at all times. Talk to me about a time when you have shown the ability to focus.

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    As a lifeguard, you will be on the front lines of customer service. Tell me about the last customer service skill you learned.

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    Are you a good swimmer? Have you completed any swimming training classes?

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    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.

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    What is your understanding of the role a lifeguard performs, and the duties they undertake?

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    Have you ever administered First Aid? Does the sight of cuts, scrapes, and blood bother you?

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    As a lifeguard, you will be working around children and other vulnerable groups. Are you willing to provide a background check?

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    Do you have experience creating accident reports or filling out medical forms? Why is proper documentation important?

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    What has been your greatest professional achievement to date?

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    Our facility is open evenings, weekends, and holidays. Can you commit to a flexible work schedule?

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    What is your first reaction when you do something wrong at work?