Attend our orientation sessions. As you meet other camp professionals ask them what style of interviewing has worked best for them in the past. Make sure that you understand forms and the placement and confirmation process. Ask questions.
Get the word out to your former staff that you are recruiting and what kind of staff you are looking for. Actively seek referrals. Use your social networks.
Bring materials and visual aids to dress your booth and project your camp’s image. Clearly post start dates and staffing requirements and keep them current.
Former staff are a great asset in screening and matching. Due to fire regulations we ask that you limit additional helpers to a maximum of two at any given time.
Our Fairs have always been extremely well attended. If your booth isn’t busy during the first hour or so of the event remember that it takes some time for applicants to work their way through the process. Many have researched initial preferences online and wait lengthy periods for interviews.
… your expectations. Of course we attract highly qualified staff but be mindful that there is a finite supply of individuals with extremely specialized skills and very early start dates.
Ensure that successful candidates have a clear understanding of the position you place them in. Reinforce rules and zero tolerance policies. Refer them to former staff and other resources.
Smile and be outgoing with applicants. Help them find a placement. Be a good ambassador for cultural exchange.
Applicants come to the event expecting firm placements, and participating camps are expected to attend with the full intention of making them. Once you are confident that you have a good match don’t hesitate to make a commitment. That’s what it’s all about!
Let us know how things are going for you and know that we will do everything we can to help. Complete your evaluation form at the end of the Fair.