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Application & Interview Tips for Camp Counselor Jobs

Job Application Tips

Application Tips

We want you to shine as an applicant. Here are just a few friendly recommendations on how to make your application stand out. Not every application will proceed to the next stage. Your application is your first impression.

  • Please write in complete sentences and use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Don’t type in SMS.
  • Think about, and fully complete your answers. This includes answering every question to the best of your ability.
  • References should not be related to you, the same age as you, or live in the same house.
  • Please remember that N/A, Unknown, or just typing random text is not an acceptable answer.

Interview Tips

Even though many interviews are done online or over the phone these days, we still feel that knowing these interview tips is important as future knowledge, both for this job and for jobs you will have down the road.

  • Be on time.
  • Look your best. A suit and tie are not required, but definitely look professional.
  • Even if your interview is done online, please think about your background. We recommend finding a quiet, private, location to hold your interview. Be aware of what is behind you. Is your bed made? Are clothes on the ground? Don’t interview in a moving car. Make sure roommates or family are aware you are interviewing.
  • Keep your cell phone in your pocket. Turned-off is best, but silent is acceptable.
  • Ask questions that aren’t answered on the website or video. (This shows us that you’ve done your homework.)
  • If you’re an artist, bring a portfolio. If you play a sport, bring some ideas with you about games and drills you can teach our campers.
  • Think about and articulate your answers. It’s your time to shine!
  • Use appropriate language.
  • If you get lost, stuck in traffic, or are just running late, please call the interviewer and let them know. We understand that “life happens.”

Roles & Responsibilities

Before you apply for employment, please make sure you have carefully read the staff pages on our website and understand the guidelines, expectations, and requirements of the job.