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Top 25 School Cross Guard Interview Questions

How do you handle stress?
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Why do you want to be a school crossing guard?
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"I want to be a school cross guard because the hours and schedule fit perfectly with my lifestyle. I enjoy working with children and have spent many years volunteering at my kids' schools. It's a perfect fit!"
What are your primary reasons for wanting a job as a School Cross Guard? Discuss the reasons why you are excited about this position and how it fits in with your lifestyle.
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When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
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"I am able to think quickly on the job and I do respond well to sudden change. Last week I was asked to tweak a presentation with just 30 minutes notice. The changes were significant but luckily I work well under pressure. The presentation went well and our clients were very happy."
Sudden changes will occur in the workplace from time to time. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of responding quickly, and professionally, to sudden changes in the workplace.
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Question 4 of 27
This position offers part-time hours. Are you okay with that?
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"I am looking only for part-time work as I am semi-retired but seeking a position to supplement my income while keeping me active in my community. I am very happy to have part-time hours."
The average School Cross Guard works up to 20 hours per week. Assure the interviewer that this is enough for you. The hiring manager wants to know that you are not using this position as a stepping stone until a full time opportunity presents itself.
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Do you enjoy being around children?
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Are you able to commit to a full year contract as our school crossing guard?
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Do you have the ability to be flexible in your schedule?
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Have you been a school crossing guard before?
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Do you have any obligations that might conflict with the school schedule?
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Are you active in your search for a new position?
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How familiar are you with our community? Do you see yourself staying in this community long term?
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Do you have your drivers license? How confident are you in the rules of the road?
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How would you describe your work ethic?
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How many days were you absent from work last year?
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Tell me about a time when you showed initiative and took the lead in a team project.
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Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
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Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
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When were you able to resolve a problem within work?
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Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
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What would your family and friends say are your greatest strengths?
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Do you consider yourself to be a caring individual?
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Are you able to communicate well with parents and other members of the community?
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Do you have a valid CPR or First Aid certification?
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What would you do if a child were injured while crossing the street under your supervision?
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Are you able to pass a criminal background check?
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What steps would you take to report the unsafe behaviour of a driver?
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Question 1 of 27
How do you handle stress?
Question 2 of 27
Why do you want to be a school crossing guard?
User-Submitted Answers
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I like to work with kids and like to make sure they are safe.
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Because I want to work around kids and help to keep them safe and also give back to my community.
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I want to be a school crossing guard to be a vital part of the safety of the kids and parents in the community. Ensuring all safety precautions and measures are taken.
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I have always loved working with children and I also enjoy being outdoors so I believe I would be a good fit for this position.
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To make sure that the children cross the street in a safe maner.
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I like working with children and have worked in schools in the past, also I have 5 children of my own.
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I enjoy being outdoors.
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To help with safety.
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I like to work for the community and I love working with the kids. Also it is a part time job that I can handle while attending to house work.
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I love being outdoors, and I also enjoy working with kids.
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LOVE to work with children and make sure they are safe.
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I am looking for a position that would allow me to continue with my daily duties and allow me to take classes. It seems like a nice way to be active in the local community and help kids learn about traffic safety.
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I want to give back to my community and I have a great passion in working with children.
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To help the community, help school children get to and from school safely.
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I love working with children and want to give back to my community.
Question 3 of 27
When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
Question 4 of 27
This position offers part-time hours. Are you okay with that?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
The money will be nice but I am doing it because I care about keeping children safe and want to give back to my community.
2.
Well I do need extra money and have spare time but the thing that intrigued me about the job was that I would be working around children and that I could be outdoors.
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Need the extra money.
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Almost all my kids are grown, I still have one at home. She is 14, so I have more time to do other things now.
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I want to have a source of income for the next few months.
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I am doing this to hopefully begin a career as a city employee. I want to give back to my community while keep the children it it safe.
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The money will be nice but I am doing it because I care about keeping children safe and want to give to my community.
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I want to be occupied while my kids are in school and in addition I can earn some money while getting to know the community better as I 'm new over here.
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I have my own business which is extremely flexible although I would prefer a steady income.
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I like the idea of extra money. However I have children in school so this gives me an opportunity to be involved in their lives as well as get a since of what they experience on a day to day basis.
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I need the extra money for my daughters education.
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I do extra money! Retired from full time work to pursue personal goals. This would enhance my life.
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Yes I want some extra money and fill my time .
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Doing this to fill in time.
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Money and time is important and botley. H would benefit me positiv.
Question 5 of 27
Do you enjoy being around children?
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Kids are my passion. I absolutely love working with kids.
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I love being around children. I have done a great deal of work involving children and have realized it is something I truly enjoy.
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Yes I have to grandchildren who I enjoy taking to the zoo, museums, etc.
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Yes of course that is why I volunteered in my sons schools.
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Yes, Iuse to babysit and be a substitute teacher for grades 1 to 6.
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Yes I do, I ran a daycare years ago and the kids became my kids as well. I also spent many years volunteering at my kids schools.
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Yes I enjoy being around children. I have four children myself.
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I love children, they have my heart!
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Yes I do im actually going to school to be a teacher.
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Yes I enjoy being around children.
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Yes and they enjoy being around me.
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I love kid so this job is perfect for me.
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Yes I actually work in a daycare.
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Yes I love being around children.. I also have a 3yrs old daughter.
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Yes, I have children of my own, so I know how rewarding it can be.
Question 6 of 27
Are you able to commit to a full year contract as our school crossing guard?
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Yes am able to be commited on being a crossing guard for a year.
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Hopefully, I will be able to find a career here in which I could invest a number of years.
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Of course I certainly I can do so I completed volunteering in public school for I full year too.
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Yes I am able to commit a year to being a crossing guard, however I would like it to become a my full time daily job if any full time positions become available.
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Yes, im actually putting a foot in the door of what I want to do.
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Yes I am able to commit a year to being a crossing guard.
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Yes I can would like to retire from the job also.
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Yes that wouldn't be a problem.
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Yes I have no plan to move out the community in the future .
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Yes I am. But im aiming for more than a year.
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Yes I'm very committed to my job.
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Yes I can commit to a year to be a cross guard.
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Yes I am commit for a year and more.
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Yes I am able to commit a year to being a crossing guard.
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Yes I will commit on being a crossing guard more then a year.
Question 7 of 27
Do you have the ability to be flexible in your schedule?
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I'm off during the day I work 10pm- 6am on my full time job.
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Right now I do have plenty of free time during school hours.
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Yes presently retired and have to much free time.
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I currently do during the day. I am a stay at home mom, but my husband works in the afternoon/evening.
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No. I continually keep occupied and use my time wisely.
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I need to fill in free time into work time.
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Yes and no just want to have a little free time for school.
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Yes I have plenty of free time.
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Yes and no! I am very busy but have alloted the time needed to do this.
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I have no liability that way I have free time.
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I am looking to fill a specific time in my schedule and this position fit well for what I am looking for.
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I am looking to fullfill a certain time in my schedule and this position would be a great fit for that.
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I do have a decent amount of free time.
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Yes I'm free during the day.
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I have free time to do this job.
Question 8 of 27
Have you been a school crossing guard before?
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No not before, but I'm confident that I can do a good job if I 'm given the opportunity.
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No not before, but I'm confident that I can do a good job if I 'm given the opportunity.
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No I dont have this position .
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This is my first time applying for the position.
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In elementary I was a cross guard after school.
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No but I am conversant with hte working as I have observed the working at a school when I used to take my grand daughter to her school.
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No I haven't, but I have had an interest for some time now.
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No its my first time but I guarantee you that I will do a great job because I love children and always want to make sure they are safe.
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No not before, I'm confident that I can do a good job if I'm given the opportunity.
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No I have never been a crossing guard before.
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I am traying others about educational, it is what I like to do.
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No I haven't been a crossing guard before.
Question 9 of 27
Do you have any obligations that might conflict with the school schedule?
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Not at this time. If that situation arose I would try to work things out so I could still do my corssing guard duties.
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At the moment, I do not have obligations that will conflict with the school schedule.
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Not at this time. If that situation arose I would try to work things out so I could still do my corssing guard duties.
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No not at all I'm a full time house housewife. I can always adjust according to the school schedule that I will be the crossing guard.
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I do not have any at this time, if there was ever a conflict, I would rearrange other commitments so that I would be able to do my job.
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No cause I can take classes on online or night.
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No I dont have any obligation.
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No except some fridays I have the reserves.
9.
Yes but it will be worked out before I start.
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No I would have any obligations that may conflict with the school schedule once I'm hired.
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I have a wedding g to go to in May. I will only need one day off.
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No I have no conflict with the school schedule.
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No I don't have any obligation in school schedule.
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No I don't have any conflicts during in the school schedule.
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Possibly part time job but I can make adjustments.
Question 10 of 27
Are you active in your search for a new position?
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Yes, I am submitting applications to companies for receiving, stocker, etc.
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I currently work at Gilly Hicks at Woodfield Mall.
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No, not at this time.
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No not at this time.
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Not that the moment.
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I am delivering the community paper in 3 routes. I start this around 4.30 pm .
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Yes, I am but I am most interested in this position as it will allow me to fully apply all my knowledge and skills.
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Pursuing in photography. I love to take pictures.
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Yes at the moment im looking for another.
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No I am not interested for any other job.
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Yes, where this position is not full time, l would be looking for another position that would not conflict with the timing of this job. I am also looking to work further with the city and I believe this would be a great stepping stone towards that.
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Where this position is not full time, I would be looking for another position that would not conflict with the timing of this job. I also would like to explore other careers with the city and this would be a great stepping stone for that.
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Yes I will be starting a new job that I can work around your schedule.
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Yes. I am in the process for new job opportunities. Where I can use my skills and knowledge.
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I have been on a few interviews. I am hoping I get the crossing gurd position.
Question 11 of 27
How familiar are you with our community? Do you see yourself staying in this community long term?
User-Submitted Answers
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No enjoy living in the city.
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No, I enjoy living in the city.
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No, I enjoy living in the city.
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No we will be in this community until my eldest daughter finish high school.
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I have been in Brooklin for over 25 years, and have no plans to leave in the near future.
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I do not. My oldest child attends school here, and I plan for my other to attend as well.
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No im new here just trying to really get use to this area.
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No have been here almost 20 years.
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No I don't have any plans to move.
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Non. I do not have any plans at this moment unless the impossible arise.
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As of now I don't have any plans on moving.
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No I have no plan that all.
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No I don't have any plans.
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No, I loved my community.
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Yes for a fresh start. But if I have a big part of the community I probably second guess that but a change is good.
Question 12 of 27
Do you have your drivers license? How confident are you in the rules of the road?
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Yes, I have a valid California Driver's license.
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Not at the moment I have got my g1 and I would take up my road test in November.
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No im reading the book to gain licenses.
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Sorry no I dont have drivers license.
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No I don't but that is something I am working on.
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Yes I have a driver license.
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No I have permitted for now.
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Yes I have the brooklyn driver's license.
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No but I plan to pursue it in the near future.
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Yes I have a valid drivers license.
Question 13 of 27
How would you describe your work ethic?
Question 14 of 27
How many days were you absent from work last year?
Question 15 of 27
Tell me about a time when you showed initiative and took the lead in a team project.
Question 16 of 27
Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
Question 17 of 27
Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
Question 18 of 27
Why are you the best candidate for us?
Question 19 of 27
When were you able to resolve a problem within work?
Question 20 of 27
Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
Question 21 of 27
What would your family and friends say are your greatest strengths?
User-Submitted Answers
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Very confident friendly like to help people.
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My listening skills and my tolerance and patience in stressful situations.
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They would say I communicate, I care about others around me, And very confident.
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Organised, skilful, responsible, caring & puctual.
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Motivated, passionate, organised & punctual.
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Caring, considerate, realizable and good time keeper.
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Organised, good timekeeping skills, confident &caring.
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My family and friends would say that my greatest strengths are friendly, caring, sweet, lovable, understanding.
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Friendly easy going and willing to help anybody.
Question 22 of 27
Do you consider yourself to be a caring individual?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes sir I do consider myself as a caring individual.
Question 23 of 27
Are you able to communicate well with parents and other members of the community?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes because I am bilingual.I can communicate effectively with all communities.
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Yes it is important to communicate well and listen to others.
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Yes sir I'm able to communicate well with parents and other memebers of the community.
Question 24 of 27
Do you have a valid CPR or First Aid certification?
User-Submitted Answers
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No I dont but can take a refresher course.
Question 25 of 27
What would you do if a child were injured while crossing the street under your supervision?
User-Submitted Answers
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I will first make sure the child is alert then call 9111 then.
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Call for help. Ensure the child is not compromised any further. Stop traffic in all directions, report to supervisor.
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Go to their aid and see if I could help.
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Make sure that no other children are left to cross the street by themselves and tend to the child in need by calling 911
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I would call my supervisor and depending of the injury call the ambulance and the parents if needed.
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Try to get them to safety and call ems while administering first aid if necessary.
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I would help any way I can until help arrives.
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I would stop all cars and immediately respond to the child and call ambulance.
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Will keep the first aid box & will give him first aid!
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See if there was anything I could do or call an ambulance.
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Move them to a safe spot if possible, than call for help.
Question 26 of 27
Are you able to pass a criminal background check?
Question 27 of 27
What steps would you take to report the unsafe behaviour of a driver?
User-Submitted Answers
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I would try to gather as much information as safely as possible and report to supervisor.
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I would probably report to the police unit or the person that hired me.
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Whatever it takes including calling police.
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Write down licensed Plate number and report it.
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Call supervisor after getting lic. Plate #
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Report to the principal and try to get the drivers licence number.
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Take their licences plate down and inform the officers that drivers are being unsafe in school zones.
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Write down color and make of car and try to get plate number and report it to local authorities.

About School Cross Guard

August 18th, 2017

School Cross Guards are committed to the safety of school children. During the appointed times, they monitor street crossings, direct and control traffic and supervise children as they cross the street. They usually do this at the beginning of the school day when children are coming to school and at the end of the school day when children are leaving school.
While on duty, school cross guards place traffic signs at designated locations, record the license plate numbers of offending vehicles and report violators to the police in addition to notifying school authorities about potential risks.
To become a school cross guard you must have completed high school or have GED. You must also meet all state and federal requirements and pass a stringent background check. School cross guards are required to have an in-depth understanding of relevant safety procedures as well as traffic signals and traffic patterns. Sound judgment, positive interactions with children and the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions are all essential attributes for this role.
At your interview for a school cross guard role, the interviewer will ask you why you chose this particular job. Why do you want to be a school cross guard? What skills do you have that make you a good fit for the job? They may also give you a mock situation and ask you how you would handle it. Before you go for the interview, take the time to prepare for it by browsing through a few mock interview questions so you know what questions to look out for.

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