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YMCA Interview Questions

Updated 11 Feb 2015
Updated 11 Feb 2015
388 Interview Reviews

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at YMCA in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Camp America recruitment service, website application and interview, then phone interview with American boss. 10 minutes chatting with her explaining my reasons for going, what I plan to do afterwards and laying down a few rules, and packing requirements

    Interview Questions
    • All questions relatively straightforward, why do you want to do it being the main one. My response was: I'd love to experience camp and America, I love working with kids but could do with some practice, loving inspiring youth to be active.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, straightforward, they'd already chosen me by the time we were talking so most importantly be enthusiastic in your application, and explain all your experience working with kids, or a s a lifeguard, overall they take a huge variety of skills though
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Housing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woking, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woking, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Why I want to work for YMCA and Young people

    Interview Questions
    • why I want to work with youth and vulnerable people   View Answer
    • have ever applied for YMCA   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    be themselves
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Shop Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chorley, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chorley, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at YMCA in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    very quick process apply by standard methods turn up at the store and then you will be notified a few days later if you have got the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Fitness Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and heard back within a week that I got an interview. Went there, talked about the position and why I would be a good fit for it. Took a tour and walked around the facility. After the interview, heard back that I got the position within a week. Accepted. Easy interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you interact with staff, members who aren't happy?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Membership Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    asked questions right away. describe myself and what I know about the ymca. asked a lot in a few minutes, nervous. spoke too two people, then they just talked about the position

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Lifeguard/Swim Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    The process took about an hour. I was asked what program I got my certification through, my experience working with children, and my available hours. Then I was asked how I would work with a difficult child.

    Obviously, your advisor may push the Y certification program, but Red Cross will work just as well. As long as everything is current, you're in the clear.

    Interview Questions
    • "What do you know about the values of the YMCA and how would you reflect those into your work?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Day Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Emailed my resume to head of childcare department, got a phone call later that day to schedule interview. Interview was focused on my prior experience and behavioral questions to assess my ability to hold the position. Was offered position 4 days later by phone and had to go in twice for paperwork/training.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been responsible for disciplinary actions?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating, pay was hourly minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    YMCA Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Friend told me one of the counselors left and they needed someone, applied the next day got an email hours later to come in for an interview next week, 3 days after got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle a situation with a child who is being disruptive?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Child Watch Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    It was a wonderful interview process and extremely in depth. The YMCA prides itself on hiring high quality employees and goes through an extensive application interview to ensure your values are in alignment with the YMCA values.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a parent experiencing separation anxiety when leaving their child with us?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for this part-time position but it was clearly expressed there would be an opportunity for a raise in 6 months.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Longest interview process ever. Some interview over the phone some in person once you get pass that process you have to go get finger printed and drug tested then wait around till your background check and drug test comes back clean then finally sign your new hire paper work. My whole process took about two months

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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