Cleanliness is crucial to public safety and customer satisfaction. Whether in a hotel, private residence, or healthcare facility, germs pose a significant risk to customers' health. Skilled housekeepers play a critical role in maintaining cleanliness, sanitary conditions, and tidiness for residents and visitors. There are many housekeeping jobs available to job seekers who have some cleaning knowledge and experience.
Housekeepers often work in private residences and commercial building such as hotels, motels, casinos, and healthcare facilities. As a housekeeper, your day-to-day duties will include cleaning and maintaining rooms, sanitizing bathrooms, making beds and changing linens, vacuuming and cleaning carpets, taking care of laundry, and much more.
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Housekeeping jobs typically only require a high school diploma or GED. Many employers prefer candidates who have some experience and knowledge with basic sanitation. For example, you must know how and when to use certain cleaning agents or be willing and open to learning cleaning techniques on the job.
You can boost your experience, knowledge, and employability by pursuing housekeeper training. The Maid Training Academy offers its Professional Cleaner Certification, which covers housekeeping best practices, ethics, and team leadership.
Employers who hire housekeepers generally look for candidates with the following skills:
Learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications needed to be a housekeeper by reading Monster's housekeeping job description sample.
When you apply for a housekeeping job, your resume will be one of the first things a potential employer sees. Think of your resume the same way you would think of a clean, organized room—make sure your resume is easy to read and your skills are clearly defined. To help you polish up your resume, see Monster's housekeeping sample resume and template to get an idea of how to write and format your resume. Some employers may require a cover letter when you apply. If you've never written one before, don't panic. We have a slew of cover letter samples and writing tips you can use as a guide.
A potential employer may request an interview to ensure that you're the right candidate for the job. For example, you may be asked the following questions:
You can better prepare yourself before your interview by referring to our vast list of interview questions and tips. Our interview guides can help you devise strong answers and demonstrate your value to employers.
Curious about how much money you can earn? Housekeepers and maids in the United States make an average of $11.69 per hour. If you want to know how much money you'll get paid in your location, look it up using Monster's Salary Tools. You'll also find out where housekeeping jobs are in the highest demand as well as what steps you can take to expand your career.
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