A residential cleaner performs housekeeping duties in a home. Residential cleaners may be self-employed or work for an agency, company, or individual homeowner that contracts their services out to them. A residential cleaner typically has a thorough knowledge of the products used in cleaning and how to apply them correctly, not to damage surfaces being cleaned. This is because products used for commercial cleaning are generally more powerful and can cause damage to surfaces if not applied correctly. Residential cleaners typically have a thorough knowledge of the various methods of sanitizing, deodorizing, removing stains and spots from fabrics or carpeting, and removing dust and dirt that accumulates on furniture. A residential cleaner must also work without supervision and be comfortable with the responsibilities that come with maintaining a safe environment for customers. Residential cleaners must constantly strive to improve their skills to remain competitive within this industry and establish themselves as experts among other residential cleaners.
Employers must be prepared when looking for candidates for open positions. It’s important to prepare before the interview and be familiar with what you expect from candidates. What kind of skills do you want them to have? Do they need a specific license or certification? Think about which questions will help determine if your candidate is right for the job.
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Does the candidate have the appropriate educational qualifications or training for this position?
Prior Work Experience
Has the candidate acquired the necessary skills or qualifications through past work experiences?
Does the candidate have the technical skills necessary for this position?
Problem Solving Abilities
Has the candidate demonstrated critical problem-solving skills?
Did the candidate demonstrate team building and communication skills?
Would hiring this candidate steer your organization in the right direction?
Is this a step forward or backward in this candidate's career?
Take a look at what key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills should be part of your Residential Cleaner job description.