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Interviews at YMCA

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at YMCA.

Interview experience

Based on 4,948 interviews
Favorable

Interview difficulty

Based on 5,260 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 4,730 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at YMCA

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
40%
About a week
31%
About two weeks
16%
About a month
8%
More than one month
5%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
75%
Background check
59%
Phone call/screening
33%
Drug test
30%
Group interview
21%
Least reported steps
Presentation
5%
Take-home/sample work
4%
They have no interview
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at YMCA

  • Simple and easy
    Shared on June 11, 2022 - Outdoor Education Instructor - Montague, MA
  • It is a panel interview and then a follow up.
    Shared on April 20, 2022 - Aquatics Director - Forest Lake, MN
  • It is simply. You are asked a few questions then shown around.
    Shared on November 3, 2021 - Teacher's Aide - Galesburg, IL
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Interview questions at YMCA

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • They asked what kind of person I was and my values. My assets, strengths and weaknesses in a work place.
    Shared on August 12, 2021 - Lifeguard - Atchison, KS
  • If I had any experience
    Shared on July 26, 2021 - Head of Group - New Hartford, NY
  • Simple topics concerning your background experience and test scenarios.
    Shared on April 7, 2021

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Interview tips at YMCA

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)55%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code13%
  • Formal (business suit)7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at YMCA

  • Arrive early, be poised and prepared for anything.
    Shared on April 7, 2021
  • Know how to fund raise and as much as possible and about 501 3c's
    Shared on March 6, 2020 - Executive Director - Kansas City, MO
  • Say youve had child watching experience
    Shared on November 20, 2019

The first interview at YMCA

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral23%
  • Through Indeed15%
  • Other13%
  • Paper application12%
  • Walk-In12%

How candidates received their first interview at YMCA

  • I submitted an application on the ymca career website.
    Shared on July 31, 2019
  • I walked in straight ti the manager's office requesting more information about the job. I was given information about the job position, the requirements and what the management is looking for along wi…
    Shared on March 30, 2019
  • No, the YMCA does not do interviews the hire right on the spot.
    Shared on December 14, 2017 - Preschool teacher - Klamath Falls, OR

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