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I've applied for membership representative positions in the past but did not hear back. I was wondering if this was because I did not submit a vulnerable police check and my professional references with the application online? I'm sure I can get these but want to know if I wasn't even considered since I did not include them?

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YMCA employment services will tell you to NEVER submit any references and or police checks to a job prior to interview. So why everyone is saying differently is beyond me and why if their employment services team says one thing, why do they do differently? (YMCAs Cambridge & K-W).

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You are actually punished by the Ys of Cambridge & K-W, if you provide any professional reference prior/in the interview...their hiring managers/supervisors have no idea what a "reference" actually is in the 21st century (they themselves don't give references to employees so why would they expect other employers to?)

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You should of included a message saying that you do have these pieces of documentation and then later on you will be expected to show them.

Answered - Child and Youth Program Leader (Former Employee) - Windsor, ON

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It helps to have the refrences written out on the application form. Give 3 or 4 refrences

Answered - After school Supervisor (Current Employee) - Winnipeg, MB

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Without those they dont consider you

Answered - Facility Operator (Current Employee) - Edmonton, AB

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If they want you they will contact you to get all checks and references.

Answered - Child Care leader (Former Employee) - Prince George, BC

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They are extremely desorganized. Also only qualified applicants are contacted.

Answered - GF Specialist (Former Employee) - Toronto, ON

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