YMCA After School Counselor Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
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After School Counselor Interview

Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at YMCA.

Interview Details

I applied online and they called me saying they had positions open in three different locations that were near me and in nicer areas. I arrived at the Greater Miami Headquarters for my interview 15 minutes early. A woman asked who I was supposed to be meeting with, but they never told me over the phone. I waited a bit, and then a woman handed me an application for me to fill out, which I had already done online. Clearly they were not prepared for me to be there. I entered the busy room and some younger girls laughed and stared at me for whatever reason. The woman escorting me had no idea where to hold this interview and wandered the room and settled on someone else's desk, whose owner repeatedly came to grab something or use his computer throughout the interview. She asked good questions, but didn't seem to follow a protocol--just questions off the top of her head. Then she offered me positions that were no where near the locations that were offered to me on the phone, not to mention very out of my way. They need more organization and consistency; I was very turned off.

Interview Questions
  • What would your last supervisor say about you? What was the greatest moment from your last job? Why do you want to work for the YMCA?   Answer Question
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Turned off by company's disorganization and inconsistency

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    After School Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Excellent approach .

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    After School Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at YMCA in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    the girl interviewing me wrote very slow and had very poor eye connect the entire time and kept asking a few of the same questions over and over again.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    After School Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frisco, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frisco, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at YMCA in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    When I went, it was a personality interview. I wore black skinny jeans and a t-shirt and got the job. I sat down with a couple of guys who work at the YMCA office and they asked me questions like

    "If you could be any kind of fish, what would you be?"
    "If I put you in a room with 10 kids, some bean bags, and a bunch of blocks, what would you do?"
    "If you could only listen to three bands for the rest of your life, what would they be?"

    Just don't be shy. They want to see that you're a fun person who won't be uptight around the kids and parents. I had so much fun at my interview. Now, not everyone's interview is like mine, I have to warn you... my site director said that sometimes they'll do weird stuff just to mess with you. For example, he said once he put his hood up over his eyes and his sunglasses over his hood and just sat there and said nothing the whole interview. It's all very laid back and silly. Be yourself and have fun with it... that's how you've got to be when you work with kids!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If we were able to negotiate, I didn't know about it. $10/hr is great for someone my age, anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    After School Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Saw a job posting on my university website and applied online with resume, got a call a week later to set up a in person interview. The interview wasn't too bad and not too formal...camp was going on so other staff members were walking in and out. I was told more about the job requirements and benefits for working at the Y.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too bad...strengths, weaknesses, why you want to work with children, how you would get to know the kids & coworkers, future goals, words you would use to describe yourself   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No, they base it on prior experience and degrees (high school, bachelors, masters, etc)
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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