Custodian Interview Preparation Guide
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Custodian based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Custodian. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

68 Custodian Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me why do you feel that you are a better candidate for this position than the next one or the one who appeared before you did?

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.

2 :: How was your experience with your past employment?

I was really good, I enjoyed coming to work and completing the assignment.

3 :: Do you know what are the essential job tasks of a custodian?

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.

4 :: You must be working here for 6 months before you get benefits, are you okay with that?

I can't understand that ;Please can you explain this a little clearer.Exactly what benefits come with the job if hired?

5 :: Tell us what have you done previously that was above and beyond your regular duty?

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.

6 :: What previous jobs have you held?

I have worked for the City as a Maintenance worker- dispatcher and a animal control officer.

7 :: Can you give me a rundown of your current daily routine?

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.

9 :: Explain are you comfortable working night shifts? What do you do to make sure that work during the night is not affected by the natural sleeping cycle?

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.