Housekeeper Interview Questions

Housekeeper Interview Questions

by Martha Scully

Last month, we gave you some steps to interview a housekeeper. Now that you have a few candidates, it is important to take the time to do a thorough interview. 

Here are some questions you can use to gauge what kind of housekeeper each individual is:

  • What do you like most about being a housekeeper?
  • What do you like least about being a housekeeper?
  • What type of cleaning duties do you do?
  • If there any cleaning you do not like to do?
  • How many houses are you currently responsible for cleaning?
  • What size of home have you cleaned in the past? How long do you think it would take you to clean this house?
  • Do you clean independently, or do you have a partner? Will anyone be cleaning with you?
  • Do you have your own cleaning supplies??
  • How long will it take you to travel to my home? Do you have your own car?
  • What are your charges? Do any of your services cost extra?
  • Will you provide me with a receipt for your services?
  • Why are you the best candidate for the job?
  • What days or hours do you have available?
  • Do you feel comfortable doing a trial day?
  • When can you start?
  • Do you have liability insurance for any damage that may occur while you are working?
  • Are you bonded?
  • Would you be willing to sign papers allowing me to perform a background check on you?
  • Since you will be in my home on your own, do you feel comfortable with a criminal record check?
  • Do you have a list of references specifically for cleaning jobs?
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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.