What to Know

Some Inside Info to Help You Get the Job You Want

We want you to be well prepared in your search for a position at Meadows. Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions, as well as some very useful tips for your job search.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: Are positions available that are not listed on the Meadows website?
    A: Yes and no. All open positions will be posted as they become available. Please keep an eye on the Jobs page, as the number and type of jobs available can change daily, particularly in the pre and early season.
  2. Q: Is it possible to apply for a position before it is posted on the website in order to improve my chances of getting the job?
    A: No. Once a job is posted, the application process will be opened and applications will be reviewed in the order received.
  3. Q: In order to improve my chances of getting a job for the season, should I apply to as many positions as possible?
    A: No. We ask that you initially limit your applications to two positions. Applying to numerous jobs can lead to your applications not getting the attention they deserve in the shuffle of applicants. We ask that you review the job descriptions well and then apply to no more than two jobs that you feel suit you. Please think about what you really want to do!
  4. Q: How many positions are typically available at the beginning of the season?
    A: This varies greatly from year-to-year, but we expect there to be a good assortment of jobs available for the 2013-2014 season. Maybe one's right for you?
  5. Q: If I get a job with Meadows, when can I expect to start work?
    A: We conduct Employee Orientation and Training in early November and the season normally begins in late November. The start dates vary greatly due to factors such as weather, business levels and the type of position in question. More information will be available from individual departments.

Tips to Help You Land the Job You Want …

On your application:

  • Neatness counts! Please take some time to make sure that your application is clear and concise and do your best to communicate clearly. The application is our first contact with you and is your first chance to stand out!
  • Be complete! Make sure to include all pertinent information on your application and, where appropriate, don't be afraid to include additional information that you feel we should know about. Again, this is our first chance to get to know you - please tell us about yourself!

At your interview:

  • Have Fun & Relax! Your experience interviewing with Mt. Hood Meadows should be a fun one, remember this is a ski and snowboard resort …we're here to have fun!
  • Learn about the position. Study the job description ahead of time to gain a thorough understanding of the position you are applying for, and think about any questions you may have beforehand. Knowing the details of the position will show genuine interest in working in that department.
  • Check your appearance! Although Meadows is a winter resort and you will rarely see staff dressed formally, we always recommend that you dress for success when coming in for an interview. Presenting yourself in a neat, clean manner shows that you are taking the interview seriously and plan to take the job seriously. This also shows respect for the hiring Manager and helps earn his or her respect for you - something that always improves your chances!
  • Show Enthusiasm. We want to hire people who are excited to come to work everyday. Even though you may feel nervous, remain calm and show confidence through a firm handshake, consistent eye contact, and by speaking distinctly.
  • Listen. One of the most neglected interviewing skills is listening. Make sure that you are not only listening, but also preparing to respond to what you have heard.
  • Ask Questions. Many interviewees don't ask questions and miss the opportunity to uncover valuable information. Your questions show your interest in the job and the department. Don't be afraid to ask!
  • Answer the Question Asked. Candidates often don't think about whether or not they are actually answering the questions asked by their interviewers. Make sure you understand what is being asked, and feel comfortable asking the interviewer to clarify if you are not sure what they are asking.
  • Give Specific Examples. One specific example of your background is worth 50 vague stories. When answering questions, give examples from your past that highlight your successes and uniqueness.
  • Have Fun & Relax! I know I already said that, but it's true. Come well prepared and well presented and enjoy your experience interviewing with our team. We're seeking people who want to work hard and also who love to play hard and have a good time. That experience starts with your application and your interview.
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