"I find that I work better under pressure, and I enjoy working in an environment that is challenging." "I am the type of person that diffuses stress. I am used to working in a demanding environment with deadlines, and enjoy the challenges."
The end result. When I think of how beautifully clean and neat interiors and exteriors look, it gives me a sense of satisfaction which is quite motivating in itself.
Cleaning rooms, cutting grass,lining fields, buffing floors, miner maintenance.
I love what I do, I take pride in my work,wehen my job is done and well executed it defines my character.
I like for thing to shine and look good and the satisfaction that I put on people that walk into the environment face.
Be positive and honest. "My greatest strength is maximizing the efficiency of my staff. I have successfully managed numerous teams on difficult projects. I have an excellent ability to identify and maximize each of my staffs strengths." Give examples.
My present place of work is a huge expanse of a building and I am responsible for overseeing custodial work over all of it. I use radiophones to communicate with my staff which is an effective way of getting my orders across to people with whom I cannot be in touch physically all the time.
I can convey professional converstations with the general public on the job. I can focus well in any environment with noises and constant interruption.
Give definite examples of your skills and accomplishments. Be positive, and emphasize how your background matches the job description.
Yes, I have used them before.
Work force center on the north side of Minneapolis.
This question is used to see if you have prepared for the interview. Candidates that have researched the employer are more appealing. Employers like prepared, organized candidates.
Constantly training new concepts regarding sanitizing floor boards, restroom facilities.
"My long term goals are to find a position where I can grow, continue to learn, take on increasing responsibilities, and be a positive contributor".
To learn new skills that I still have not acquired from this field of work and also to be challenged in a way where I can sharpen the skills i already have.
There are several ways to assess: You set big challenges for yourself and met them. Your achievement is a big success. Your boss told you that you were successful.
I am sure that I was successful. I have dreamt to work for your company and I can do anything to make my dream become true. And I am really interested in this job, for my passion not for money.
Cleaning up without know power on.
Yes, I don't mind working alone in a building or when the customer is there.
I derive immense satisfaction from this job. The sense of completion that comes at the end of day is really worth all the hard work.
A loaded question. This is a nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That's a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position?
In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
Yes, I am familiar with various chemical cleaners including the chemicals that melt snow however I use them very cautiously and sparingly since many of these are toxic.
If is what is need it I will do it the best that I can.
Regardless of the reason, do not bad mouth your current employer. Negativism will always hurt you. Good answers include: "There is no room for growth at my current employer. I am looking for a company with long term growth opportunities". "Due to a company restructuring, my entire department is relocating to Florida. I was give the option of moving, but do not wish to relocate". "My current company is not doing well, and has been laying off employees. There is no job security there, and more layoffs are expected".
Speak about specific matters that are relevant to the position you are applying for. If you do not have any specific experience, get them as close as you can.
If you are being asked this question from your employer, you can explain about your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing in your previous job. You can tell about the programs you have developed and modules you have worked on. You can also tell about your achievements in different programs.
They will say that I am punctual, reliable, and committed to the job. Once committed, I ensure the completion of the tasks given.
Custodial work requires a deep understanding of cleaning equipment and strategies. Tell the interviewer about any prior experience you have that is relevant to this position.
"I have been a custodian for over three years. I've gained extensive knowledge of cleaning procedures and have experience using various chemical cleaners. I follow safe practices and have no problem working under limited supervision."
Yes! I have always worked on flexible schedules and am comfortable with doing the same again.
I always make it an everyday goal to keep my temper under control at work. I know that I;m a normal humane being, I do get stressed and upset but at work I make it a habit to control my temper and not let the anger get best of me. Until I get home.
Depending on the type of custodian position, you may have to clean in the midst of daily business operations. The interviewer must ensure you are comfortable working in that environment and will represent the company well around customers.
"Yes, in the beginning of my career path, I worked in customer service for a few years. Therefore, I have no problem interacting with and being around customers or the general public while I work. Additionally, I am always extremely focused on the task at hand and my overall duty as a custodian so I don't get easily distracted by environments with noise or constant interruptions."
If it's in my assigned section to clean, it is my responsibility, I'd clean it up.
They would say that I never miss a day. I am a very committed and loyal employee. I do not like to miss work unless i'm really sick or going on vacation.
While cleaning and maintenance is a huge part of a head custodian's work, I agree that this is not all there is to it. Ensuring that an entire team of custodians works towards achieving cleaning and maintenance goals is the essence of a head custodian's main job.
I believe that cleaning implements need to be washed and sanitized every day. This is because clean equipment and tools mean clean surfaces. If our cleaning implements are dirty, we cannot possibly make sure that our work is done properly.
Currently, working as a yard and maintenance attendant of my own services. I mow, trim hedges, haul debris, repair doors, posts, and fences, repair leaks, maintain yards and gardens, install sprinkler systems, maintain apartment complexes.
Keeping a clean safe and healthy environment. Very important.
I will not react. I continue my work quietly and wind it up quickly. It is offensive and I do feel bad inside but I know how to control my temper and responding in such situations only makes them worse.
Insuring that the halls are maintained at all times. So if it takes me 4 hours to dustmop, wet mop, top scrub, remove debris and buff it then that is what it takes.
I believe my resume speaks for itself. I have 30 years experience. I am certified in my field and have previous supervisory experience.
Try to include improvements that are relevant to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones in handy to mention in this circumstance.
Employers tend to look for goal-oriented applicants. Show a desire for continuous learning by listing your non-work related hobbies. Regardless of what hobbies you choose to present, remember that the goal is to prove self-sufficiency, time management, and motivation.
Everyone should learn from his mistake. I always try to consult my mistakes with my friends and relatives, especially with elder and experienced persons.
I would want to hire people who have great attention to detail, possess knowledge of cleaning activities in a corporate environment and the ability to have their work being visible, without being visible themselves!
Answer truthfully. Do not be afraid to say you only want a day shift position if that's the case.
It does not bother me one bit. I work not because I want to be "seen". I work because I want to contribute to the success of a company and my contribution is obvious in my work.
No, I tried to keep it as friendly as possible, If a problem does arise,I try to handle it as professionally as possible to resolve the issue.
The interviewer knows that obstacles may arise sometimes. Describe an unpleasant experience or a time something didn't go as planned and how you handled the situation.
"In my previous position, I was assigned a new coworker for the night shift. He was not very helpful because he kept falling asleep on the job. However, there was a job to be done whether or not I had any help. I am very productive when I work so I was able to complete the work of two people individually within a reasonable amount of time."
► Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
► How would you describe your work style?
► Example when you went above and beyond the call of duty.
► Have you done this kind of work before?
► What is more important to you: the money or the work?
► What kind of personality do you work best with and why?
► Has anything ever irritated you about people you've worked with?
► Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.
► Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure.
► What kinds of situations do you find most stressful?
Be prepared to discuss in detail and with examples your five or six main attributes. Your answer will affect the rest of the interview.
Show that you are willing to take on the necessary job functions.
► What do you believe are your key strengths?
► Tell me about a time when you successfully handled a situation?
► How do you see your job relating to the overall goals?
► Your greatest weakness in school or at work?
► Time when you made a suggestion to improve the work.
► Did you feel you progressed satisfactorily in your last job?
► Why did you decide to pursue this career?
► What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
► How would you describe the experience of working here?
► How do you react to instruction and criticism?
► Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
► What type of work environment do you prefer?
► What do you think this position involves.
► Do you have the qualities and skills necessary to succeed in your career?
► Describe a time you were faced with stresses which tested your skills.
► What relevant experience do you have?
► What have you been doing since your last job?
► What parts of your education do you see as relevant to this position?
► How do you evaluate your ability to handle conflict?
► What attracted you to this company?
The answer you give to this query can make or break your chances of getting the job.
We recommend that you don't immediately respond to the question directly. Focus on positive achievements and views.
► Are you comfortable working night shifts?
► Are you able to lift heavy things and remain on your feet for a large portion of your shift?
► How often do you clean your cleaning implements?
► Do you prefer working alone or on a team? Why?
► How do you stay motivated during repetitive tasks?
► Give me an example of a time when you had to use your own initiative to solve a problem at work because your supervisor was unavailable.
► What was the result?
► What kind of supervisor do you prefer to work with?
► What would you do if you encountered a customer who believed you had done something incorrectly?
► Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult member of the public. What happened? How did you handle the situation?
► What were your duties at your last custodial job?
► How did you fill downtime at your previous job?
► How would you handle it if you were asked to something that wasn't on your list of job responsibilities?
► Give some examples of teamwork.
► Describe a situation in which you had to collect information.
► What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
► Situation in which you had to arrive at a compromise.
► What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
► Describe your relevant experience as a janitor or custodian. What were some of your responsibilities?
► What did you like most about your last job?
► How would you handle being around the general public while you clean?
► How often do you clean and maintain your equipment?
► What types of cleaning machinery do you have experience with?
► What steps would you take if you noticed a problem that required major repairs?
► Cleaning is repetitive work. How do you stay motivated?
► Describe a time you had to solve a problem on your own because your supervisor was not available.
► Describe a time someone criticized your work. How did you handle it?
► Describe a frustrating experience with this kind of job.
► You've noticed one of your co-workers stealing supplies. What would you do?
► What are you looking for in your next supervisor?
► What are three positive character traits you don't have?
► What are the qualities of a good leader?
► Tell about a time that you had to adapt to a difficult situation.
► Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
► Who was your favorite manager and why?
It is very important to give a strength that compensates for your weakness. Make your weakness into a positive. "I consider myself a 'big picture' person. I sometimes skip the small details. For this reason, I always have someone on my team that is very detail oriented." Another good answer: "Sometimes, I get so excited and caught up in my work that I forget that my family life should be my number one priority."
You should hire me because I bring 6+ years of custodial experience and my previous employers will definitely verify that I am a very dependable person. I am able to read, comprehend and follow written instructions and also possess in depth knowledge of the OSHA guidelines applicable to janitorial and custodial tasks.
Well, I have three kids at home and am kind of used to it. I don't think that anyone really likes to clean that up. I would clean in right away. Put some gloves on, maybe put a mask on, wipe it up and disinfect the area. You just need to do it and move on.
I manage my work schedule in an organized and planned manner and usually do not work on busy places. I do the cleaning when chances of someone passing through that area are minimal. Whenever I am at work, I display a sign saying 'wet floor' or 'cleaning in progress'. Still, if somebody does come in and ruins the clean floor, I do it again because cleanliness has to be maintained, it's part of my job.
Yes, I am comfortable working the night shift. While night shifts are not easy for most people, I prefer the night shift as I am used to staying awake during the nocturnal hours. I make sure that I get at least eight hours of sleep during the daytime so that I do not feel tired during work hours.
Routine good because I know what needed to be done.
Report at 6 AM. Finish cleaning the busy areas before 8. Clean and refresh the washrooms all day long, dust the furniture, mop the floor, polish handles, clean grounds and walkways. Clean all equipment and place it in proper shelves. Lock everything before leaving.
I have worked for the City as a Maintenance worker- dispatcher and a animal control officer.
Last holiday season the hotel I worked at was short of staff. The supervisor requested the staff to do extra shifts and I worked 14-16 hours a day for two weeks in order to support the management during busy season.
I can't understand that ;Please can you explain this a little clearer.Exactly what benefits come with the job if hired?
The purpose of a custodian position is to maintain a neat, clean and hygienic environment. Specific duties include: sweeping and moping the floor, dusting of furniture and equipment, washing the toilets, clearing snow off pathways, lawn cleaning, minor plumbing and electricity maintenance tasks and the like.
I was really good, I enjoyed coming to work and completing the assignment.
While I do not specifically know about other candidates' custodian skills, I would like to highlight mine. I have deep knowledge of standard cleaning procedures and chemicals. Since I have been working as a custodian for many years, I have good knowledge of handling cleaning activities by following safe practices. I can also work under limited supervision.