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YMCA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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  1.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    Fairly simple interview. They usually look for experienced guards, and want someone to work evening hours. You must be able to swim the required amount of distance for American Red Cross. You pretty much know if you will or will not be hired on the first interview. Quick and easy, just be honest and depending on your qualifications you will most likely get the job.

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    Group Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA (Flushing, NY).

    Interview

    After submitting my application I corresponded with a lady who I later found out was my boss's boss. I supplied a resume and cover letter. I was contacted again and asked to send references. Then a interview was scheduled. It was perhaps the easiest part of the whole process. Then I was instructed to wait at least two weeks for my background check, urine sample (you do not want to fail this), and my fingerprints to be scanned. About three weeks after the interview I started working.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of employer would you like to work for?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Corporate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA (Orlando, FL).

    Interview

    Was pretty standard, seemed inviting. When you first entered it was a bit intimidating but other than that it was fine. Just be prepared to answer questions in depth. And bare in mind that it is a company geared towards children and families.

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    Nursery Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    Quick, to the point. They were very kind and understanding if I tripped up since they were my first employer and interview. It was very relaxed and laid back but people do take their jobs seriously.

    Interview Questions

    • What hours are you willing to work? What are your values?   1 Answer

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    Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    There is a large group interview. You are asked to complete various tasks as a group, such as create a camp song, participate in camp games, and act out difficult scenarios that occur at camp.

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    Regional Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at YMCA (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    This position used a recruiter. Had a good interview and was told was a top candidate. Weeks went by, with little communication. When I followed up, was strung along for several more weeks. Finally received an email at 1:00am telling me the ultimately decided on another candidate. Not very professional.

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    • General interview questions, strengths and weaknesses, etc.   Answer Question

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    Child Care Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    The interview process was very brief and casual. I knew several people working at the organization and was prepared to get the job. It did take a while for everything to come together and for work to begin.

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    Youth Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    It was a pretty easy interview. I went to the job fair and they had me fill out an app, then took me in to ask questions. Got back to me within 2 weeks. It took me about a month to actually start working though because of all the pre-employment things you have to do. But other than that, it was really easy

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do if there's a child misbehaving or being aggressive?   1 Answer

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    Summer Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA (Katy, TX).

    Interview

    The interview lasted an hour. We filled out a packet full of questions about your experience and how you would react in certain scenarios. We played a couple of camp games with the other people that were interviewing. He asked me about my experience and I was hired on the spot.

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  10. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    About a 45 minute interview. A lot of scenarios, describing strengths and weaknesses. Very long interview and you have to be prepared for different scenarios, many of the questions seemed the same only worded differently. I thought I bombed because I didn't know what inclusive meant lol, but I played it off. They want to know what your experiences are and how you will use those as a camp counsler.

    Interview Questions

    • What does inclusive mean to you?
      How are you socially responsible?
      What would you do if a child was picking on another child?   1 Answer

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