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    Hi Everyone!

    I just got back from my on-campus presentation and as if I wasn't addicted to doing the CP, now I definitely am. Do any of you have any tips for my interview? What type of questions will they be asking? Any help would be greatly appreciated; thanks in advance!
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    Re: Interview Tips

    Hey there!

    My interview was easier than I thought it would be. I'd never done a phone interview before so I was soo nervous.

    Basically you go over the application and review that you understand basic things in the program. Then you go into your roles you selected. You pick a top 3 and receive questions about them.
    My top 3 were FSFB, Attractions, and Character Attendant.
    For FSFB she asked if I was able to handle computerized rezzo systesms...duh.
    For attractions it was how would you go about memorizing spiels for rides?
    CA was what would you do if a guest was getting rough with a character?

    There has been known to be a space mountain question. Its like what would you do if a little girl really wanted to ride space mtn but was too short.

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    Re: Interview Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisL418 View Post
    Hi Everyone!

    I just got back from my on-campus presentation and as if I wasn't addicted to doing the CP, now I definitely am. Do any of you have any tips for my interview? What type of questions will they be asking? Any help would be greatly appreciated; thanks in advance!
    Some things to remember for the interview are:
    *stay relaxed (the interviewers are really nice)
    *be honest with your answers
    *remember to smile (they can tell, even over the phone)
    *have fun!

    Also, the questions range from personal questions to questions about the roles picked. The personal questions can be things like "why do you want to do the CP", "what would you do if you had an issue with one of your roomies", and so on.
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    Re: Interview Tips

    Another few tips are...


    • Talk about your personal history with Disney: Like if you were brought up on Disney and loved the movies, the television shows and the theme parks, do it.
    • Be yourself: On the phone it is a lot easier to be yourself than live in person. as was said previously, they can tell when you are smiling on the phone lines.
    • Think of "aces in your hole": I know it's a poker phrase but the idea is that a good way of describing if you are a part of a campus honor society, Eagle Scout or Gold Award honoree and that, it gives you a better standing.
    • Don't forget why you are going to apply: If you are applying, you did it for a reason. Either you wanted an internship and/or saw that Disney offered jobs through an internship. Like for me I did it as a way of paying it forward. If there is in an emotion history with the Disney Company as I said in the first point, let it out
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    Re: Interview Tips

    Thank you sooo much everyone!
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    Re: Interview Tips

    my interview is today at 1.
    i'm so nervous! wish me luck
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    Re: Interview Tips

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisL418 View Post
    my interview is today at 1.
    i'm so nervous! wish me luck
    Good luck!!
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
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    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
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    Re: Interview Tips

    Thank You!

    I actually just got done w/ my interview, the woman was really nice. It only took 20 minutes, I was expecting more along the lines of 30 minutes. She didn't ask me the "4 year old Space Mountain" question though. She asked me a question about team work and how I helped solve a problem. I hope I did ok, she sounded very positive. Now I just have to wait for an answer... I've heard a lot of people here didn't have to wait the full 4 weeks to receive an answer, how long did it take for you to get an answer?
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    It took me 4 weeks to get my letter.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

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    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
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    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
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    Re: Interview Tips

    my interview was only 9 minutes so i was really worried I did not get it, but I got my letter less than two weeks later.

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    Re: Interview Tips

    They're doing phone interviews now? I did my CP 5 years ago and times have dramatically changed. We used to have face-to-face interviews with 2 people to 1 recruiter. Hope everyone here that's applying gets in. You'll never regret your time in the CP. I think I'd do it a couple more times if I were able!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDWSwashbuckler View Post
    They're doing phone interviews now? I did my CP 5 years ago and times have dramatically changed. We used to have face-to-face interviews with 2 people to 1 recruiter. Hope everyone here that's applying gets in. You'll never regret your time in the CP. I think I'd do it a couple more times if I were able!
    Yes. The majority of interviews now are done over the phone. I miss the live interviews though (the interview for my first CP was live).
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
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    Yes. The majority of interviews now are done over the phone. I miss the live interviews though (the interview for my first CP was live).
    Those were the glory days. How long ago was your first interview?

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    Those were the glory days. How long ago was your first interview?
    I interviewed in Nov 2004, for Spring 2005.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
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    Re: Interview Tips

    Hi

    I found that a Jenny asked same question in this forum 1 month ago.

    Please use search box at the top of site to find this question.

    Rgs

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