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Interviews at YMCA

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at YMCA.
Interview experience
Based on 558 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 557 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 535 interviews
About a week

Interview process at YMCA

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
About a week
37%
About a day or two
30%
About two weeks
19%
About a month
8%
More than one month
6%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
66%
Background check
50%
Group interview
32%
Phone call/screening
30%
Problem solving exercises
27%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
3%
They have no interview
1%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at YMCA

  • Group interview at the aquatics center
    Shared on 19 August 2018 - Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor - Windsor, ON
  • Typically a phone interview - if you are unable to make it to Hamilton, the management is really nice and easy going. Interviews I have had were more like talking with an old friend and catching up th…
    Shared on 6 March 2018 - Program Instructor - Haliburton, ON
  • Normal interview process
    Shared on 18 January 2018 - School Age R.E.C.E - Toronto, ON

Interview questions at YMCA

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • 1970s/80s, screening questions prior to interview for a role at YMCA of Goderich:



    "Describe two competencies you have and why they would be strengths in this position.

    Share a challenge you have ov…
    Shared on 13 February 2019
  • The typical "tell me a time when...", 1980s style questions - they are really behind the times and their training for managers/supervisors (the ones who will be in the interview) is so out of touch wi…
    Shared on 3 September 2018
  • Your experiences
    Shared on 26 August 2018 - assistant counselor - Milton, ON
Interview tips at YMCA
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)53%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code13%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at YMCA
  • Be yourself and don't be nervous.
    Shared on 18 April 2020 - Day Care Counselor - Montréal, QC
  • Get along with the kids, and always be happy. The kids can see if you happy or not and no one wants a unhappy counselor
    Shared on 10 February 2020 - Day Camp Counselor - Calgary, AB
  • Be ready to work outdoors
    Shared on 26 May 2019 - Senior Camp Counselor - Camp Chippewa
The first interview at YMCA
How candidates got an interview
  • Other22%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Employee referral18%
  • Other online job site12%
  • Walk-In10%
How candidates received their first interview at YMCA
  • Applied online
    Shared on 24 September 2019 - Intervenant - Montréal, QC
  • I applied on the YMCA website
    Shared on 7 May 2019 - Summer Camp - Senior Unit Leader - Hartford County, CT
  • Calgary Youth Employment Centre
    Shared on 9 February 2019 - Summer Camp Counselor - Calgary, AB
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