You can use your interview to show a potential employer how your experience, including your caring skills, mean that you could be the right person for the job.
Most employers will give you a time and date for your interview. You may also be asked to do a test or trial shift. You should do your best to go at the time they have asked.
If the time does not suit you, you can ask them to rearrange. They may be more willing to change it if you explain why you need to. Make sure you know the name and contact number of your interviewer so you can contact them if you need to move the interview at the last minute.
If you have a caring emergency on the day of the interview
If you are a carer and have a caring emergency and cannot attend your interview, do your best to let the organisation know. They may be able to rearrange for another time. Again, they are more likely to do this if you explain why you cannot go.
Once you have agreed a time and date you will need to speak to the person you care for about how they will be supported while you are at the interview.
Find out more about Working for Carers if you live in London
Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
Date revised: 16/06/2020