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Old 10-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #286
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I haven't read this whole thread yet, but I think it will be helpful. I submitted my application and web based interview last night and have my phone interview set up for this Sunday morning.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:24 AM   #287
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I haven't read this whole thread yet, but I think it will be helpful. I submitted my application and web based interview last night and have my phone interview set up for this Sunday morning.
Read it there is some helpful stuff here!

I have my interview sunday night! (It was supposed to be last night but they never called me..haha had to re-schedule it this morning)
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:53 AM   #288
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OK, I just read the whole thread and it was very helpful. My "high interest" choices were Attractions, Main Entrance Operations, Concierge, Hospitality, Full Service Food & Beverage, Vacation Planner, Costuming (would prefer Entertainment), and Character Attendant. My top 4 would be Character Attendant, Costuming, Main Entrance Operations, and Hospitality.

After my interview Sunday morning I'll post back here about what I was asked!
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:14 AM   #289
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OK, I just read the whole thread and it was very helpful. My "high interest" choices were Attractions, Main Entrance Operations, Concierge, Hospitality, Full Service Food & Beverage, Vacation Planner, Costuming (would prefer Entertainment), and Character Attendant. My top 4 would be Character Attendant, Costuming, Main Entrance Operations, and Hospitality.

After my interview Sunday morning I'll post back here about what I was asked!
I read a bunch of times that they only ask you for your top 3, and then a lot of times only ask questions regarding the top 2.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #290
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I had my interview yesterday, and indicated that my top 3 choices were Attractions, Photo Pass and Character attendant. She only asked me questions about Attractions (how I am with memorizing, standing up in front of people and talking) and Photo Pass (camera experience, and favourite photograph).
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:36 PM   #291
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I had my interview yesterday, and indicated that my top 3 choices were Attractions, Photo Pass and Character attendant. She only asked me questions about Attractions (how I am with memorizing, standing up in front of people and talking) and Photo Pass (camera experience, and favourite photograph).
Attractions will be my number 1, and I have a little internal debate going on for my number 2 because I was expecting only questions for those 2. Im thinking FSFB, because Im a bartender at a 4 star restaurant in NY and Im hoping that will help me get in, but what I WANT is somewhere between lifeguard/photopass. In the end, its whatever job gets me there..haha

How did your interview go??
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:55 PM   #292
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I think (hope!) it went really well. I tried to remember to speak with confidence and speak clearly, and to smile (not a problem for me, as I smile more often than not). My interviewer was very nice and responsive, which made me feel at ease.

Speak about the role you want, not the role you think will get you in -- if you are passionate about something, let it show! If you indicated on your application that you have experience in a restaurant, they will see that. You will be asked about your previous work experience in your interview, so you can mention it there. If they think that role is more suited for you, even if you mentioned another as your top choice, they will place you where they think you will work best and where they think guests and Disney would benefit most from you.

Of course, I do not speak from experience as I haven't been cast yet! But that is what makes the most sense to me.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:16 PM   #293
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I think (hope!) it went really well. I tried to remember to speak with confidence and speak clearly, and to smile (not a problem for me, as I smile more often than not). My interviewer was very nice and responsive, which made me feel at ease.

Speak about the role you want, not the role you think will get you in -- if you are passionate about something, let it show! If you indicated on your application that you have experience in a restaurant, they will see that. You will be asked about your previous work experience in your interview, so you can mention it there. If they think that role is more suited for you, even if you mentioned another as your top choice, they will place you where they think you will work best and where they think guests and Disney would benefit most from you.

Of course, I do not speak from experience as I haven't been cast yet! But that is what makes the most sense to me.
Ahh that makes a lot of sense though! It sounds like you knew what you were doing with the interview

Im (told) Im a very nice person, and id like to think so too haha but Im not very smiley! Thats really the only thing Im worried about with the interview...Im confident, I speak well, and I can make anyone laugh if its the right time to do so..but the smiling while I speak thing might be an issue
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:27 PM   #294
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OK, I just went through pretty much every single question listed on page 10 of the Spring Advantage thread and the blog that someone posted here, and typed up an answer to all of them. I don't know if I'll reference it too much during the interview, but it really made me think about the answers and I feel much more prepared.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:43 AM   #295
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Just had my interview and I think it went very well! My interviewer was Renee and she was very friendly. The interview was scheduled for 9:15, my phone rang at 8:57, and in the literally 3 seconds it took me to reach for the phone, they had disconnected! I was freaking out, going "Oh my gosh, I already blew it!" but she called back within 10 minutes.

Here are the questions I was asked:
-Why do you want to do the College Program/work for Disney?
-How will the college program help you professionally?
-Do you mind working indoors or outdoors, in hot or cold weather?
-If you were doing a task that was repetitive, how would you keep yourself interested in it?
-Would you rather work alone or in a group setting?
-Would you rather work in a slow or fast paced environment?
-How do you feel if you are interrupted while doing a task?
-Tell me about your past jobs.
-Have you ever lived with roommates before?
-What are some problems you've encountered with roommates?
-What are your top roles and why do you want them?
~I said Character Attendant, Main Entrance Operations, Full Service Food & Beverage, and Hospitality. She did not ask me any character attendant questions, nor if I wanted to work QSFB or Custodial, but she did ask about other roles on my list-I checked off quite a lot.
Hospitality
-What do you feel is the main responsibility of working the front desk?
Full Service Food & Beverage
-How would you greet guests as they come into the restaurant?
Attractions
-How do you feel about performing and memorizing long scripts or speeches?
-If you were cast in an Attractions role, would you prefer one with a long spiel to memorize, or one with a more moderate spiel?
Photopass Photographer
-Tell me about your experience with photography.
Vacation Planner
-If a guest were to come up to you as a Vacation Planner, what do you think they would expect?

I think the ones I had checked that she didn't ask about were Merchandise, Recreation, and Costuming.

There were also the standard questions about rate of pay, full availability, do I have any tattoos, piercings, body modifications, and (this is not one I've heard so far) do I have a valid US driver's license.

Now the waiting begins!
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #296
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Just had my interview and I think it went very well! My interviewer was Renee and she was very friendly. The interview was scheduled for 9:15, my phone rang at 8:57, and in the literally 3 seconds it took me to reach for the phone, they had disconnected! I was freaking out, going "Oh my gosh, I already blew it!" but she called back within 10 minutes.

Here are the questions I was asked:
-Why do you want to do the College Program/work for Disney?
-How will the college program help you professionally?
-Do you mind working indoors or outdoors, in hot or cold weather?
-If you were doing a task that was repetitive, how would you keep yourself interested in it?
-Would you rather work alone or in a group setting?
-Would you rather work in a slow or fast paced environment?
-How do you feel if you are interrupted while doing a task?
-Tell me about your past jobs.
-Have you ever lived with roommates before?
-What are some problems you've encountered with roommates?
-What are your top roles and why do you want them?
~I said Character Attendant, Main Entrance Operations, Full Service Food & Beverage, and Hospitality. She did not ask me any character attendant questions, nor if I wanted to work QSFB or Custodial, but she did ask about other roles on my list-I checked off quite a lot.
Hospitality
-What do you feel is the main responsibility of working the front desk?
Full Service Food & Beverage
-How would you greet guests as they come into the restaurant?
Attractions
-How do you feel about performing and memorizing long scripts or speeches?
-If you were cast in an Attractions role, would you prefer one with a long spiel to memorize, or one with a more moderate spiel?
Photopass Photographer
-Tell me about your experience with photography.
Vacation Planner
-If a guest were to come up to you as a Vacation Planner, what do you think they would expect?

I think the ones I had checked that she didn't ask about were Merchandise, Recreation, and Costuming.

There were also the standard questions about rate of pay, full availability, do I have any tattoos, piercings, body modifications, and (this is not one I've heard so far) do I have a valid US driver's license.

Now the waiting begins!
Nice I did the same thing with looking for questions and preparing for them ahead of time, you gave me a couple I wasnt ready for! I guess I'll use those tonight :P
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I think the best thing to do is think about how you are a good fit for your top choices and highlight those qualities. They asked me a lot of open ended questions and less specifics. Hope this helps! : )
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:05 PM   #298
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Phone Interview

I had my phone interview this morning at 8:15 A.M I think I did good. It lasted 15 minutes I wanted Merchandise, FSFB and QSFB. I asked her if I had a chance to be selected for merchandise and she told me that the roles are given based on your experience. My experience is in a restaurant and a store but I think they will give me something related to food and beverages. She also told me that they ubicate you in the areas they're in need.

Will see two to four weeks to know If I got accepted. Can't Wait!!!!


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Old 01-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #299
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I am applying for fall 2012 and I am studing these questions already. Applications don't even open for another 20 days. Ahh I am so excited!
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #300
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Hey everyone! I am applying for Fall Advantage 2012 and my top four are
1. Vacation Planning
2. Costuming (either one)
3. Merchandise
4. BBB Hostess

What are some questions I can expect for each of these? Thanks in advance!
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