- The majority of your interviews will likely be via Facetime and Skype.
- Utilize phone/Facetime/Skype interviews for your initial conversations.
- Ensure you understand how these platforms work, test them out with a friend or family member if you have not used these platform before.
- We would urge you not to meet the client for a face to face interview at this time, unless the client is strongly wanting to take this step to secure the contract.
- If you do meet a client in-person take steps to ensure you are protecting yourself. Sit across the table from the individual, preferably outdoors and aim for a 6ft minimum distance between the two parties. Wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines for hand washing before and after the meeting. Of course if you have had any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days you should not be out in public in any capacity.
When participating in a phone or video interview, you will not be able to hand your client your portfolio for them to review so it is recommended that you e-mail a digital version (PDF, Word document, etc.) of your portfolio to the client prior to the interview. By providing them with a digital copy of your portfolio, you allow the client to review your certifications, training's, experience, and references before the interview; this allows them to ask more specific questions about you as a caregiver and your qualifications for the position.
If you do hand the client anything during the interview, do not request these items back and they should keep the items or discard them.