Originally Posted by 34me
I am a recreation coordinator for a small city (62,000) in the west. I would call/ confirm that they got the packet. But just an FYI for our last position we got 250 packets ( also a desirable area to live) from all over the country. The rec manager lowered it to 50. The hiring group lowered it to the 10 that would be Interviewed. Two thirds were from out of state and so those were phone interviews. The next stage was 3, 1 out of state. We hired none of them and re opened it.
We don't fly out anyone except head of depts. the private sector is very different. My husband is in industrial safety and has had his full travel expenses paid by several companies. I'm not sure what a non profit like the YMCA would do.
Ugh, that is not encouraging! LOL The cities both use a website for their job applicants and you can see how many people have applied. For one, it is over 100 people so far (bachelor's degree prefered but not required, which I think is why there are so many) and the other has about 25.
I'll give them both a call next week to double check that everything was submitted correctly and to mention that I'm willing to travel for interviews at their convienence.
I wish we could just move there and then worry about jobs, but dh says that isn't wise in this economy (and I think he's right).