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The Ultimate Guide to the Camp Leaders Online Hiring Fairs

Thinking about heading to summer camp with Camp Leaders?

Kick-start your summer with the biggest pre-departure event in the summer camp universe - the Camp Leaders Online Hiring Fairs. This might be your first time, so we'll walk you through everything you'll need to know.

Author: Camp Leaders
20 Jan 14:15

Let's start at the end.

By now, you probably know that the Camp Leaders Online Hiring Fairs are the events of the year. You'll choose which camps you speak to, e-meet American Camp Directors, and have a great shot at sorting your summer plans in one day. You'll be able to meet new people, and network with the Camp Leaders team - but it's not just about one day, is it?

It's about an entire life-changing summer - and the online hiring fairs are the next important step on your journey.

What are the Online Job Fairs?

The Camp Leaders Online Hiring Fairs are the biggest summer camp hiring events of the year - for good reason. It's the one time of year that hundreds of American summer Camp Directors lock in at their laptops, with their time dedicated to hiring people like you for camp. Camps will list the skills they're looking for, so you'll be able to speak with whichever camps you choose - and once you receive your job offer, it's time to celebrate.

Camp Leaders organise our Online Hiring Fairs to maximise your potential to get hired on the spot. 4 out of 5 people who attend an Online Hiring Fair are hired before they leave, with the remainder having their application on review with a camp.

Top Tip: Do your research before you go, and then keep checking back during the day for camp hiring updates.

Where are they?

Our online hiring fairs this year are online, making it easier than ever to secure your chosen job at camp.

With the online hiring fair portal being an integrated part of our existing application system, it's as simple as logging on, logging in, and applying.

When do the job fairs start?

Online hiring fairs tend to start around 10am, allowing camp directors as much availability as possible to hire superstars for their camp.

Running throughout the day means there's normally a lot of slots available to book interviews but these do book quickly, so keep checking in with your chosen camps to make sure you give yourself the chance to impress.

Who will I be talking to?

This one is entirely up to you.

You'll be able to speak to whichever camps you're interested in, with the option to book multiple interviews available through the system. Camps are equally as excited to chat to enthusiastic potential staff, so it's a friendly, open, and fun environment; feel free to bring your chatty side.

What are the Job Fairs like?

You'll kick-start your ultimate summer with the ultimate planning party. The online hiring fairs puts your right in front of the right people and at the right time, making it the easiest possible route in securing a role.

if there's anything that will get you excited to go to America, this is it.

Many people expect the environment at a Online Hiring Fair to be high-pressured and stressful (after all, it is a job interview) and slightly 'weird' with it being online. But we're Camp Leaders, and that's just not how we roll. It's not a competition - there are way too many roles to fill for that and we're chilled people. You'll have lots of choice, and so will everyone else. Plus, being online helps save you time in needing to go to a major city for an in-person event, meaning the time you've gained back can go on preparing for that all-important interview instead.

How do the Online Hiring Fairs work?

By registering for the Online Hiring Fair event through your Camp Leaders profile, you'll have the ability to start booking interviews directly with individual camps. The simple to use system means you'll then enter a waiting room prior to your interview starting.

The interview is quite informal, as Camp Directors just want to get to know you and find out if you'd be a good fit for their camp. If you are, you'll be offered a job - but if not, that's totally okay! Just keep speaking to camps until you find the right one. It may take you a few tries, but it's worth the wait. Once you've been offered a job, it's time to celebrate - call your friends and family to let them know the big news! Afterward, you can start making plans for your summer.

The Camp Leaders Job Fairs are the best way to sort your summer plans. You've got as many chances as you need to get hired, and it's a really laid back atmosphere overall. I'm so glad I attended - I started planning out my summer the next day!

Sian S
Placed at Camp Lindermere
How should I prepare for an online job fair?

There's only a few things you need to prepare. Each chat is in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, so be yourself. Some things you may want to think of before signing in:

  • Your application:

The camp directors may have the chance to glance over your application prior to you chatting, so it's certainly worth making it stand out. Make sure you've covered everything you want and don't be scared to pop your personality in it throughout. It's also worth checking out this blog about our top tips for your application to get ahead of the game.

  • Your A-game:

If you're well-prepared, you'll nail your online hiring fair interview - so why not give it your all? It's a good idea to think about what you want to say beforehand - If you can speak confidently about yourself, and show lots of enthusiasm, you'll do great.

How do I register for the Fair I'm going to?

If you haven't already, start an application with Camp Leaders, fill the relevant information and get your application to the 'Ready to Hire' stage. When the events tab is available, you'll be able to register for whichever event you're interested in. Camps will then be announced in due course and an email sent out confirming, giving you the chance to do your pre-interview prep.

Should I be stressed about it?

Chances are, if you're stressed about something, that means you really care about it. That's good news, because in this case, there's lots you can do about it.

We can tell you a million times that you don't need to get stressed out about the Online Hiring Fairs, but it might happen anyways. That's totally okay, and it's totally normal. We're all human - stress affects us all. The good news is, it's completely within your power to control. Plus, with them being online, you'll be well within your rights to keep your slippers on and keep comfy.

The choices you make will help you keep your stress levels low - and you've already made at least one good decision - you're attending the easiest Online Hiring Fairs on the planet.

Next stop, America.

Your summer starts at the Camp Leaders Online Hiring Fairs.

Camp Leaders
With over 20 years of travel experience, the Camp Leaders team has the answers to almost anything you can think of. We're here to help you sort your ultimate summer - feel free to ask us anything.

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