General Background of Candidate
Can you describe your philosophy of raising animals?
Have you had pets of your own?
What are your hobbies and interests?
What do you consider to be your greatest strengths?
What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
What are your most significant accomplishments?
Do you have a current position and why do you want to leave?
What are your expectations for your next position?
What are your long-range goals?
Attitudes Towards Pets and Pet Care Knowledge
Why did you choose to become an animal caregiver?
What qualities do you have that make you a good caregiver?
What do you enjoy about looking after pets?
How many years of experience do you have with pet care ?
Do you have experience with house training animals?
Do you feel competent to look after baby animals?
What kinds of activities would you do with the animal(s) in your care?
In the case of dog sitting, how many walks a day to you feel are necessary?
How would you handle a dog's crying and cat's whining?
Are you able to take the pet to training programs?
If you are pet sitting at your home, are you comfortable with an animal sleeping with you in a bed?
Would you consider it safe to unleash the dog in a leash-free animal park?
What do you find the most challenging/interesting part of working with pets?
Do you enjoy playing with the animals in your care?
Are you willing/able to groom animals in your care?
Are you confident and willing to administer medicine to an animal?
Are you willing to come to the house at a set time each day?
Are you trained in First Aid?
What would you do in the case of an injury to the pet?
What would you do if the pet is choking?
How would you handle aggressive behaviour from another animal?
How would you treat a pet's illness?
Do you have a driver’s license?
Are you able to drive a standard or automatic car?
What type of insurance do you have? (full/ comprehensive/3rd party?)
Would you be willing to care for an animal in your own home?
Do you speak a second language
Talents/Skills of Candidate
Are there any other duties you would consider doing?
What salary are you seeking?
Can you provide two current references with phone numbers?
How do you feel about a trial period; how long should this be?
What hours do you expect to work each week or bi-weekly?
What are your holiday expectations?
Would you be willing to sign a contract?
What would you like to say about yourself and this position to conclude this interview?
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