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Top 25 Janitor and Custodian Interview Questions
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Question 1 of 26
What motivates you to work hard?
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Employers want to know that you are passionate about your role, and being the janitor is extremely important for maintaining a positive environment. After all, everyone prefers working in a clean and sanitary environment when possible! Tell the interviewer that you recognize how much people value being in a place that is clean and tidy, and you understand you are making a difference by creating a positive environment for them.
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Question 2 of 26
What has your worst janitorial experience been?
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Laugh, and tell the interviewer that there are challenging experiences as a janitor. The interviewer wants to hear that you are a positive person, and this question is a great way to demonstrate just that. As a janitor, you know what your worst experience has been; the key is to tell the story while smiling and laughing about it. Give the interviewer a brief overview of what happened, and tell the interviewer how you handled the situation. Finally, re-iterate that being a janitor is an important job that you enjoy, and you understand that some yucky experiences come with the territory!
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Question 3 of 26
What would your last employer say about your dependency and trust?
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Question 4 of 26
Do you have the patience to deal with the general public while cleaning?
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Question 5 of 26
We have a large hall that must be spotless for events, sometimes requiring 4 hours of straight cleaning, are you okay with this?
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Question 6 of 26
If I were to ask your previous employer about how many days you missed over the last year, what would he say?
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Question 7 of 26
Are you experienced in using a radio devices to communicate to other janitors?
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Question 8 of 26
How did you hear about this job?
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Question 9 of 26
You must be working here for 6 months before you get benefits, are you okay with that?
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Question 10 of 26
How was your experience with your past employment?
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Question 11 of 26
What role do you feel you play as a custodian in the daily operation of a school? How important?
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Question 12 of 26
Do you speak fluent English?
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Question 13 of 26
What previous jobs have you held?
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Question 14 of 26
Janitor can be a very routine job, how are you okay working a job that stays routine?
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Question 15 of 26
What do you find most rewarding about being a janitor?
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Question 16 of 26
What were your past duties as a janitor?
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Question 17 of 26
What do you expect out of this position?
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Question 18 of 26
Have you received any training?
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Question 19 of 26
How well do you keep your temper under control?
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Question 20 of 26
What do you like least about being a janitor?
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Question 21 of 26
Give me a rundown of your daily routine at your last job?
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Question 22 of 26
If a person throws up, and you really do not feel like cleaning up a mess, how would you handle the situation?
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Question 23 of 26
Why should we hire you over the next guy? What janitor experiences do you have that set you apart?
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Question 24 of 26
Will you be willing to work off-hours?
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Question 25 of 26
How do you feel about working a double if a coworker calls off?
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Question 26 of 26
Did you have any problems with management or your supervisors during your last job?
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Top Janitor/Custodian interview questions, to help you prepare for your upcoming job interview. These questions were designed to challenge you ahead of your interview. Created on February 18th, 2016

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