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Postby Bubbles7 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:27 pm

OH NO!!! Now Steph is sad. :( GRR. That means I will only have like one summer to "possibly" work there. I don't like that... Well hopefully lotsa Spring people will quit. Grr, Kaphooey. All I wanted to do was be a counselor for a summer.. kaka. Grr. Okay sorry, lol. I got to camp 10 times, the least they can do is give me a job there, lol.
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Postby CastAway » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:59 pm

Question: does applying require actual written recommendations, or does it require just names for reference? I need to know before I send out this email to someone... need to know whether or not to just ask for permission to write their name down or for an actual written rec.
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Postby Who » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:36 pm

No you don't need them when you apply, but it never hurts to have everything ready to go. Less hassle for HR and makes you look like a possible responsible employee that can get things done in a timely manner.

Addtional professional references are always a good idea for any job.
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Postby CastAway » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:55 am

Wait... I'm confused... they're not required immediately, but are they required eventually?
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Postby Duckie » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:22 am

They are not required right away... (I faxed mine with everything else though)...

When you are hired and get the packet of info/an e-mail... they ask you to send or bring the most recent transcript and letters of recommendation with you when you come for training.
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Postby Who » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:51 pm

**Wait... I'm confused... they're not required immediately, but are they required eventually?**

Yes you are required to have the actual written recommendations before the completion of training. But like I said, get them done now, so you aren't running around like a chicken with your head cut off.

Good job Duckie, you are ahead of the game.
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Postby CastAway » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:15 am

Ahh, alrighty, thanks. I'll get my email sent out tomorrow so that I can get it all done ASAP.

...what good are letters of recommendatioin if you're already there?
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Postby Duckie » Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:32 pm

eh... you want funny... the summer camp I worked at in MD had you get fingerprinted before camp started (for background checks and the like), but they and you did not get the results till mid-september.... almost a month after camp ended.
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Postby ApolloXI » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:54 am

As Vincent said on the over page of hab1 good luck to counselours who have started the trainning this week. I hope to be with some of you this summer :crossing fingers:.
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Postby CounselorKate » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:52 pm

I agree with Vincent; it was worth the wait. I was disappointed when I wasn't hired for Summer '03, especially since I'd gone so far out of my way to prepare a video interview. Luckily they hold your application, and as Kit said, a lot of times a video interview can be waived. So don't worry if you don't get hired straight off! Have a contingency plan, at any rate, as you should do with anything.
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Postby CastAway » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:53 pm

I really need to get going on my Huntsville app. The Turkey app is due on the 1st, so I'm finishing it up right now. Then I need to begin the Huntsville app. Any word on when that's due?
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Postby Who » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:20 pm

Counselors (level 3) with open schedules have begun training. The next batch of part timers (level 1 and 2) are starting Feb. 8th.
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Postby stargazer0105 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:35 pm

I turned in my app for level 1 today, but they need people who have morning availability and unfortunately that's when I have classes :cry: . I don't know how things are going to turn out. I'm going to re-apply for the summer though.
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Postby CastAway » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:03 pm

I just finished and sent in my Turkey app, so hopefully soon I'll be doing the Huntsville app for summer. Woohoo!
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Postby CastAway » Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:37 pm

Is there a due date on the Huntsville app?
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Postby Repeat » Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:44 pm

the due date I believe has passed, as both level I and II training has begun.

From what I heard from the managers, it seemed like they needed night and weekend availbility... But that might have been for level IIs; come to think of it, based on what the level Is are allowed to do, I don't think there's much going on during the evenings for them...
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Postby Vincent » Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:50 pm

But if you're hoping to get an open slot for the Summer (if there are any), I would have it in by April 1st or so...
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Postby Repeat » Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:26 pm

oh yeah, I forgot about summer applicants. Silly me - I'm not sure what they're hiring for summer. I heard they wouldn't be doing a new training for team leaders, so they might not be hiring level IIs and IIIs, but I'm not sure (I have no confirmation, just speculation and guessing).
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Postby CastAway » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:00 pm

Basically, I plan to submit an app listing "counselor I, II, or III" in the "applying for" blank, in hopes of them either overlooking anything I don't qualify for or hiring me out of need. I do feel like I'm qualified, that's for sure...
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Postby Repeat » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:09 am

I wrote team leader or general counselor or something to that effect, as I wasn't aware that they had changed the structure when I applied for rehire.
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