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Youth Activities Counselor was asked...January 17, 2014

"Where are you looking to go in your career?"

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Suggested answer: I 've got tired of jumping from place to place and would like to settle in one good company, as I feel yours is, for long-term employment if I am given a chance and everything works fine for both of us. Less

My answer to this, coupled with my 'all over the place' job history on my resume is what I think sealed the deal. I don't know what to suggest, except just be aware it can kill your chances. Less

Sequel Youth & Family Services

Asked me to fill out my application a second time.

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I filled it out again.

Thank you for your response. We will share your feedback with our facilities. Our goal is to have a seamless process. Less


Why do you want to work here?

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I would love to work at the YMCA of Marshall because I love kids and truly believe all children need positive role models early on in their lives Less

I have experience in caring for children that range from babies to 5th graders.

Youth Villages

If you had to facilitate a group with boys who's ages range from 12-18 what would be the name of the group and what would the topic be?

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I would conduct a group discussion about communication and different ways it is done today. Less

I would conduct a group discussion about communication and different ways it is done today. Less

NC Department of Public Safety

A girl who is known to make false allegations about staff tells you that she was touched last night by a staff member and that she cant take it anymore living at the facility, what would you do.

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That's a PREA complaint and no matter how many false allegations she's made they all have to be taken seriously so you separate her and the staff member and call your supervisor to make the complaint. Afterwards you ask her specifically if she's suicidal and if yes you have to place her on watch in a pretty much empty room. You contact your supervisor to make her aware of what's going on and that she needs to see a license psychologist or psychiatrist immediately. Less

Investigate the situation. Have her questioned by a licensed professional.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

How would you deal with working with different cultures

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I am curently working in an asian takeaway yeaa very good

I have worked with individuals and families my whole career so understanding and respecting cultural differences and values is second nature. Looking someone on they or not is culturally sensitive, as well as the method of greeting such as hand shakes, bows, or curtains. Whether a culture is hierarchical also varies, as does the use of formal or informal language. Less

St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Q: What do you know about the position you applied for

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I had some connections to the company so I told them about the experiences of the current workers since I had interacted with some of them. Less

Celebrity Cruises

How would you handle a parent that approaches you saying that their child was left out of the activities or not included by the other children (even if the child was not social)?

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I would completely let the guest say everything that they need to say and then apologize for this occurrence. I would say that in the future I will keep an eye out and offer all the activities we offer in the program. Less

Sequel Youth & Family Services

Are you available to work at least 34 hours a week

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Yes till classes resumed


You take two kids to the movie theater and asked them before they left if they wanted to take their allowance and one said yes and the other said no. When you get to the theater the boy who didn’t want to take his money becomes mad that he doesn’t have money to spend. What do you do?

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I said I would explain the the child that I had asked earlier if he wanted his money and he told me no. He’s welcome to ask the other boy to share but should remember this for the next movie trip. Less

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