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Updated 18 Dec, 2014
Updated 18 Dec, 2014
25 Interview Reviews

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    Employment Counsellor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at YWCA.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews followed promptly by a job offer. The interviews were both panel interviews with each panelist taking turns asking a predetermined series of questions. You must know the YWCA mission and be clear that you are a good fit. There was also a practical test to assess computer skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever experienced an ethical dilemma with a client?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation on salary. All employment counsellors made the same hourly wage regardless of their education or experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YWCA in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I recieved a phone call in response to my application and resume submission. There were 2 interviews done in total, both with more than one interviewer. They were direct, but nice people, asking basic interview questions (based on past experiences, your background in the field, etc). HR do not carry out the interviews, you will be meeting your boss directly for them. Interviews are done in meeting/conference rooms, 2 chairs facing one. Be prepared with information you know about the organisation and their industry.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are quite standard, nothing out of the ordinary. The classic hard ones are : What challenges did you face at your last job and how did you manage it? They place emphasis on workplace relationships and will ask how you would deal with difficult colleagues.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very brief and straightforward, no gimmicks. Give your expected range and they will make you an offer fairly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Relief Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YWCA.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, got a call 1-2 weeks later. The manager was friendly and approachable during the interview, answered all my questions. It was a positive environment and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What does empowerment mean to you?   View Answer
    • Tell us about a time that you were disappointed with the outcome (preferably in a job setting).   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a client wanted to leave the shelter and return to an unstable environment?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Bookkeeper Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at YWCA.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person, very easy and fast process. just the basic questions like tell me about your self. asked about what software i am familiar with. Also ask about company history and what iknow about the history of the organization

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at YWCA in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Came into an interview the next day to the school. Met with the interviewers and saw a lot in the process. After the interview they indicated I should get 3 references and 3 recommendation letters which had to be put on a letterhead and signed by the recommenders.

    Interview Questions
    • How comfortable do you feel in discussing gender and race with youth?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had one meeting with the ED. They hired me on the spot with no further interviewing or vetting. My being hired had nothing to do with my skills and everything to do with who I knew.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation offered.
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YWCA.

    Interview Details

    5 people interviewed me, asked regular questions, mainly about the nature of the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How you do your daily work!!! I dont know what that means   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was less than what expected

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I received an email response to an online submission. Setting up the interview was relatively smooth, although the person setting up the interview was not clear on who I was meeting with. The interview was fine. It seemed we would go to the next stage, but then (as sometimes happened) no one called. After almost a month, I checked in. No reply. 10 months later the position is still posted. Strange.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Friendly and welcoming, overall a great interview experience

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at YWCA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR, they directed me to Labcorp facility by my house for a drug test and background check. Was given offer after I successfully completed both.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. $10 an hour, $15 an hour for OT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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