Domestic Helper Updates
Temporary Suspension of Deployment of Filipino Domestic Workers to Saudi Arabia
How to Compute your Claims using POLO Hong Kong's Online Claims Calculator
Resumption of International Flights to Saudi Arabia
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Trust & Safety
Updated by Ruby
Establish dependability as a helper
Start by being on time for your interview.
Most employers are looking for helpers they can consistently rely on to accomplish their daily tasks so showing that you are reliable and dependable early on in areas such as time management and punctuality is essential
Be confident and carry yourself professionally
Confidence starts with being prepared. The key is to review all the information indicated in the job offer and do some background reading to help you feel confident and well prepared. You can even ask a friend to do a mock interview to practice how you can answer some possible questions.
Remember to answer politely and truthfully during the interview. Also, avoid giving negative feedback about previous employers to maintain professionalism.
Here are some of the questions you may encounter:
1. What are your qualifications and experience as a helper?
2. How do you manage the household chores and taking care of children? Can you describe your usual working routine with previous employers?
3. If you are applying for a particular position such as a nanny: Can you take care of babies? How do you know the baby's cues for feeding, nappy change, etc? Do you have first aid training? What are your common safety practices for babies or children? Can you take care of multiple children simultaneously?
4. Can you provide employer references or a recommendation letter?
5. What do you believe are your strong points as a helper?
Ask any questions you may have and discuss your job responsibilities
Aside from showing how interested you are with the job, the interview is also the perfect time to showcase your skills and know your employer better to see if you will be a good fit. Don't hesitate to ask the employer what they are expecting from you to know if you can perform the duties required.
If you believe you are perfect for the job, let the employer know why during the interview. However, if you feel that you are not, you can take the time to think about it and inform them once you've decided.
Review the contract carefully before signing
Once your job offer is confirmed, make sure to review you employment contract and confirm if the working conditions you are agreed upon were followed before signing it.
Here are some of the important things you must review:
- Job responsibilities
- Salary and benefits e.g helper insurance, food allowance, bonuses if applicable
- Employment duration and workplace - living conditions, room arrangement
- Days off and daily rest- fixed day or flexible
- Termination of employment
The contract must reflect standard domestic helper rights and benefits in the country you're applying to work at.
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