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Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    They first do a quick phone interview where they ask you about your previous employers, why you want to work with seniors, and information about your mode of transportation.

    If they like you, they contact you for a 1:1 interview. They ask you all the basic questions about employers, strengths, weakness, etc. They also ask for you to share an experience you have had with a senior that made you want to work in that field, or just a positive experience you had.

    After all that business they check your 6-10 references... and I mean all of them! They will not go forward with the process if they cant contact your references. After all that business they will run a background check, auto check, and contact your previous employer.

    Then, if everything check out okay they will call you in for a 'training' session (you still don't have the job at this point) you will watch some videos and fill out a work sheet (hello middle school), they will drug test you in the office and at that point if you pass the drug test they offer you the position. Whew, quite a process and it takes forever, but its worth it if you love working with seniors.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a story about a senior that you've worked with or have known?   Answer Question
    • Why should we hire you to work with seniors?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Care Giver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highland Village, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highland Village, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    They hand you a bunch of paperwork to fill out and when you are finished they then ask you questions about why you would be good for the position. Typical interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Many say care giving is a thankless job to have, what is your position on this assertion?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They offered me eight dollars an hour, no benefits, no guarantee of hours, no compensation for gas/travel, no PTO, and also wanted me to do 2 hours of training unpaid. I asked if I got my CNA what I would be paid, and they would increase my hourly wages to 9 an hour.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Personal Care Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 on 1 interview. very detailed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't have one. They start everyone at the same salary level. Just above minimum rage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prescott, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prescott, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    I telephoned the company and made an appointment. They called me back, and set up an appointment. the interview was organized and planned, I spoke to two differnt people. I think its a great company, they give you freedom and its very diversified.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no, its one fair wage for all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Personal Care Aide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very professional and I felt comfortable with the interviewer. I was made to feel that to be hired was a compliment because they were looking for top quality employees.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They called and hired me and I started wot work. I already knew the salary before I was hired. Only negotiations is over hours that I would work.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Caretaker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jeannette, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jeannette, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submit an application online, they call you in for an interview, fill out paperwork, do an exercise on the computer, they do background check, if hired, orientation is next, drug test, will have to go to a few trainings and do quizzes

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you were asked to do something you didn't want to do and how did you handle it?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sheboygan, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sheboygan, WI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Ssked questions about my healthcare experience

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    When submitting application, they required a copy of driver's license. Two weeks later I received a phone call from the office manager and set up an interview. The interview was brief and straightforward, a week later I was called in for a "second interview" which was actually a drug test, and invited to an orientation contingent upon the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you made a mistake on the job and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation unfortunately. You take the base pay or none at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vero Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Round robin with a performance test with a presentation of Home Instead expected during second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They were typical questions regarding how home health care should be kept in the home. It was an easy process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    there wasn't any, it was an offer I really wanted. Company car, $40K plus bonus based on performance. It was sold to me as a Community liaison but it turned out to be a high pressure sales position to give home health aides a position in elderly peoples' homes
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Caregiver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mentor, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mentor, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Home Instead Senior Care in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very encouraging interview. Other office staff and office culture were warm and welcoming. This makes a big difference to a new arrival on the scene. It was very nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for background, abilities, personality, from the very first meeting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not really any negotiation, per se-- the interviewer liked me and felt that I would be particularly good at this position. It was very nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for background, abilities, personality, from the very first meeting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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