We’re gearing up for our annual Ghany Jobs Week next week (#ghanyjobsweek2019), a time when we share tips about getting that camp counselor job, or a leadership job at camp, along with tips on being a great counselor. And best of all this year, we have a video series where former employees and alumnae help tell the story of how camp jobs powerfully and positively impacted their lives and their careers.
We’ll also have actual job announcements of what we’re still looking for this summer.
To kick it off, my next blog will introduce you to the important topic of the value of being a camp counselor. As I was prepping for that intro and this important staffing week, I came across an article on camp counselor jobs that really got me thinking — and critiquing — about what I’d read.
The article, titled “Dear Employers, Please value Camp Counselor on A Resume,” makes the case by implication that employers just don’t get it, that they still think that being a camp counselor is a mere summertime lark that stands in contrast to the world of so-called “real jobs.”
My next blog will turn that notion upside down!
On Board The Jobs Train
Then, we’ll share how we go about using your summer with us not just for your employment, but as a dynamic women’s hub where we help you translate your camp work into the best language and explanations for your resume and interviews. And all that ties into our alumnae, too — it’s a network for all former ‘Ghany staff. So apply with us and if you’re hired, in addition to a great job this summer, you’ll also get top-notch job-seeking coaching to go along with it.
But writing a great resume is not what today’s post is about.
And now on to this week
Today’s post is just to announce that we’re in #ghanyjobsweek week this year except that we’re actually doing it this week and next. So, maybe this year it’s #ghanyjobstwoweeks. Follow both hashtags just to be safe! 🙂
Here come two more weeks with tips on the camp industry. More shares from respected sources with job-seeking advice where camp comes out smelling like roses on job skills. And, you don’t have to ultimately be going for child-centered work to draw on the soft skills learned as a camp counselor. These skills are so valued in later jobs in myriad industries so that’s why you ought to be a camp counselor now!
You’ll hear from camp staff alum in videos this week and next sharing their stories on their experiences from and perspectives about their time at camp.
I’ll also have a blog on how you should even think about a camp job as a multi-year training ground for future success. This especially counts in being moved UP the ladder — that is, getting more responsibility and autonomy and collaborative interaction in your job. Leadership!
I hope you’ll follow the blog and our social media:
for #ghanyjobsweek and #ghanyjobstwoweeks!
— Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls