Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – everything View Answer
The process took a day - interviewed 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!
Negotiation Details – If we were able to negotiate, I didn't know about it. $10/hr is great for someone my age, anyway.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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)
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