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Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:48:35 PM »
Hello friends! I'm applying for the Walt Disney College Program and I have my phone interview on Friday! How I do will be the make or break into the program! Would love some interview tips if anyone has any. If I get in, I will be on the path to hopefully become a Walt Disney Imagineer some day! :D
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 03:56:17 PM »
Oh, goodluck!

Just be yourself.  I had one that caught me offguard because I was not expecting it and if you are you and truthful your passion will show though :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 04:05:20 PM »
Good luck! I'm sure you'll get into the program! If they don't let you in, they obviously just lost a great new team member.
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 05:09:29 PM »
Awesome!  I had so much fun with the college program I did it twice (Fall Advantage 2003 and Fall Advantage 2007).  I remember that they asked questions about how I would get along with roommates and what we would do if there was an issue, that sort of thing.  Just be honest and upbeat.  :)  Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 05:54:20 PM »
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 08:34:30 PM »
Best of luck! A couple of things to bear in mind:

- Make sure you warm up your voice before the interview, especially if it's first thing in the morning. Talk to a friend for a few minutes or even just read something aloud. You don't want your voice to sound scratchy.

- Have a glass of water handy, just in case your throat gets dry or tickly. You don't want to interrupt the interview to open a bottle.

- As tempting as it may be, don't have notes / answers to possible questions open in front of you. You won't have time to search through them, and it's far too much of a distraction. That said, having your resume / application form and a pen in front of you is fine, just like in a face-to-face interview.

- Remove distractions from your surroundings. Turn off the TV. If you live with someone, make sure they know not to come in.

- Smile! "You can hear a smile over the phone," is an old saying, but it happens to be true. If you look cheerful, you sound cheerful.

Feel free to PM me for more advice. I've been a hiring manager for a couple of years now, and I've done a lot of interviews. :)
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 09:36:10 PM »
Good luck sweetie!
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 10:36:30 PM »
Good luck! :)
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 01:00:14 AM »
Good luck!

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 01:18:08 AM »
That is super awesome!

Good luck!  :)
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 07:13:41 AM »
Good Luck! Just be yourself and answer truthfully :).
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 08:24:24 PM »
Thank you everyone! I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow! And thanks for the tips SnorkMaiden! Especially about warming up my voice ahead of time cause it is at 8am haha.
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 09:58:19 PM »
Good luck.  I saw a lot of youtube videos about how stressful it can be.  I don't want to upset you or anything but you may want to look up the program before your interview so you know what you're in for.

I hope you do great though. :)
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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 11:04:16 PM »
I don't think the program is anything to stress over.  It's just like any other job (except you get to go to Disney World on your days off).  :)

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Re: Wish me luck...Phone interview with Disney Friday!
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 02:14:11 AM »
I did it twice. First in fall of '98 and again in fall of '06. Second time I worked at POTC.

All I remember about the interview is - If they ask about outdoor foods or quick service, say yes, you are OK with that position. I kinda got the feeling if you say no, its an automatic disqualification.

It's not stressful but it's a program where you will either love it and go back several times or you will hate it and curse Disney for the rest of your life. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground. Basically, its a job in the tourist industry, and all the crap that goes with it.
I will warn you though, during peak seasons (Xmas being the biggest), you may be looking at a LOT of work. I don't know if regulations have changed over the past 10 years but some people were scheduled well over 40 hrs a week. You do have the option to trade away or pick up shifts if you want but you have to be trained for it. Like if you work splash mountain, you can't pick up a shift at Pirates, unless you are trained for both rides.

The housing is 50/50. If you get roomartes you can tolerate GREAT. But you can also get ones that you hate and that will make the program a bit tough to get through.
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