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Hi I have an interview for a health care assistant at a care home. This is my first interview because of my bad anxiety was wondering what kind of questions I would be asked and any advice on how to answer them? And what to wear to the interview? Thank you for the help
Congratulations on getting an interview. You are bound to be nervous, but remember that they are already interested in you or they wouldn't have asked to meet you. They will be trying to assess your suitability for the role so make sure you've looked at their website and know the type of care they offer and the type of people they care for. They might ask you what you think the job entails and whether you are happy to deliver personal care etc. Think about what you can bring to the job - are you good with people, have you helped care for a relative, or do you have a grandparent that will help you relate to their residents.
I know it's easier said than done, but try to relax and be yourself. Think about any questions you want to ask them (asking about what training you will be expected to do is always a starting point). In an ideal world a job interview is as much about you deciding whether you want to work there as them deciding whether you suit them. Body language is important, so smile, make eye contact and look interested. As for what to wear, something reasonably smart that you feel comfortable in - dark trousers and a shirt/top is a safe bet and something that most people have.
Best of luck