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32 Maid Interview Questions to Ask Candidates for Cleaning Jobs

32 Maid Interview Questions to Ask Candidates for Cleaning Jobs

This collection of maid interview questions will help you effectively screen and hire the best candidates for maid jobs. 

These suggested maid interview questions include a mix of situational and behavioral interview questions ideal for assessing the skills of candidates for maid jobs. 

You can use these maid interview questions to create your own maid interview form. With these questions, you’ll be ready  the next time you interview for maid jobs.

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32 Interview Questions to Ask When Hiring Maids

Icebreaker Questions (Choose 1 or 2 questions.)

  1. What interest in working in the field of cleaning?

  2. What made you decide to apply for this job?

  3. Tell me about yourself?

  4. How did you hear about this job?

Work Experience

  1. Tell me about your maid/housekeeping experience. What were some of your responsibilities in past jobs?

  2. Why did you leave your last job?

  3. What have you liked most and least about past maid/housekeeping jobs?


  1. What are the three most important skills a maid should have and why?

  2. How do you organize your work to make sure you finish cleaning a home within the required time, while providing high quality cleaning?

  3. What precautions do you take or would you take when working with cleaning chemicals?

  4. What would you do if you saw a coworker take something that didn’t belong to them?

  5. How long do you think it should take you to clean an average 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house?

  6. How do you make sure that you complete all tasks assigned to you with a high level of quality.

Fitness for Job

  1. Cleaning can be repetitive work, how do you or would you keep yourself motivated to do a good job?

  2. Working as a maid requires that you be on your feet and active most of the day. Tell me about a job that you've had that was physically demanding. What did you like and dislike about it?

  3. Tell me about a time someone made a complaint about your work. How did you handle it?

  4. Tell me about the most challenging cleaning assignment you've had to complete.

  5. Tell me about a time you received praise for your work.

  6. How would you handle requests from clients to perform additional tasks not on your checklist or job brief?

  7. Have  you ever had to deal with an angry customer? What was the situation and how did you handle it?

  8. Tell me about a time you disagreed with a supervisor or co-worker. How did you handle it?

  9. Are you comfortable cleaning houses when people are present, or prefer to clean when the owners are not at home. Explain your answer. 

  10. What is your least favorite cleaning task?

  11. What cleaning task do you feel you perform best?

  12. What would you do if you are assigned a cleaning that you are not sure how to complete?

  13. What makes you stand out from other maids?

  14. We want to provide an exceptional experience for our clients. How would you contribute to the team achieving this goal?

  15. No day is ever the same working as a maid. Tell me about a time you had to think quickly on your feet to solve a problem. 

  16. Explain your process for preparing for the work day. How do you make sure that you have everything you need to perform your assigned jobs?

  17. What experience do you have with performing deep cleanings?

  18. Do you have a valid driver's license? If so, tell me about your driving record. 

  19. As a maid, how does your work add value to or help our clients?


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