ANSWERING MOST ASKED SKI SEASON QUESTIONS
Interviews for Top Jobs at Vail Resorts
Ski Instructor Interview
I interviewed at Vail Resorts
Really nice people and easy to talk to. Enjoyed my conversation and they were very patient and helpful answering my questions. Also were very responsive via email leading up to the phone interviews.
- Do you have ski equipment
Finance Director Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vail Resorts
The interview was conducted by phone and lasted about 30 minutes. Emails were exchanged to set up the time. There were no difficulties or surprises in getting connected with the interview manager who was from the HR department.
- Basic review of employment background and relevant experience to the specific job and the hospitality industry.Some questions regarding career goals and fit with the specific opportunity.
Tell me about yourself?
This is a nice first question, and it gives you plenty of scopes to talk about yourself and what you have done.
Explain where you’re from, that you have a visa and outline your previous relevant work experience. If you have no relevant experience you should outline similar experiences you may have had in school or university.
In this guide, we’ll give you a list of the most common ski instructor interview questions and answers. We’ll also give you some tips on how to prepare for your interview so you can make a great impression on the hiring manager.
Ski instructors often work with young children, so employers may ask this question to make sure you have the necessary training and certifications. If you are not CPR certified, consider taking a course before your interview. Show that you understand why it’s important for ski instructors to be CPR certified by explaining what you would do if an emergency occurred on the mountain.
Example: “I am CPR certified, and I think it’s extremely important for all ski instructors to be as well. In my last position, there was an accident on the slopes when one of the students fell and hit his head. Luckily, I was nearby and able to administer first aid until the paramedics arrived. Had I not been CPR certified, I wouldn’t have known how to help him.”
Recording student progress is an important part of being a ski instructor. Employers may ask this question to make sure you have experience using video cameras and other recording tools to document your students’ progress. In your answer, explain how you use these tools to record data about your students’ performance on the slopes. Share any specific software or programs that you’ve used in the past to organize your data.
Example: “I love working with kids because they are naturally full of energy. I find that if I can get them excited about skiing or snowboarding, then they will stay interested throughout the entire lesson. To do this, I like to incorporate games into my lessons. For example, I might teach them some new vocabulary words related to skiing or snowboarding. This helps them learn while also keeping them entertained.”
If you are still on the job hunt come and check out our full vacancy listing on Silver Swan Recruitments website.
Think again. Without a successful interview it is definitely not in the bag. Yes there are a number of vacancies out there and lots of companies need to find lots of staff BUT they will still interview in a formal manner as if it was a permanent UK based job. So be prepared…..!
Personality is very important in these positions; they are looking for candidates who stand out, who have something about them who will be confident talking easily to their guests. They want happy, smiley and easygoing candidates so try not to be too nervous!
Good luck all – with the above preparation, the job should then be ‘in the bag’!.
So you have worked hard on your CV, covering letter, finally found a half decent photo of yourself, applied to a number of roles and bagged yourself a couple of interviews for ski season jobs.
Why do you want to work at a ski resort?
How do you prepare for a chalet host interview?
What are the 20 most common interview questions and answers?
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your weaknesses?
- Why should we choose you for this job?
- What are your hobbies outside of work?
- Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
- Why are you leaving your current position?
- What are your main strengths?
What do you get asked at John Lewis interview?
The group i… What could you bring to the position. Are you a Customer focused person. Can you work as part of a team.