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Teletraan ONE
05-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Hello! I am about to graduate from college in the spring and am hoping to spend a few months working in one of the Disney parks after I graduate. I went on the Disney World jobs site and attempted to apply, but it wouldn't let me. I did apply for a couple of internships, such as a WDPR a couple of months ago and I know that you cannot apply for another WDW job in 6 months, but I figure since it is a completely different position that that is not the reason. Any help?

Rahel
05-01-2011, 01:17 PM
You have to wait 6 months before applying with Disney again, no matter which roles you have applied for or plan to apply for.

Berlioz70
05-01-2011, 08:21 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by the 6 month rule. You can only take the web based interview once every 6 months, but once you pass you can apply for as many roles as you want, there is no waiting period.

Are you using IE? That is the recommended browser.

What kind of roles are you applying for? If you're looking at Disneycareers.com then you have to upload your resume (pdf) and update your profile. Link your resumes to the specific jobs you're applying for.

If you're looking for a role in the parks, then after you pass the WBI, you will be invited to an interivew. I know we're in high hiring right now so they may interview you over the phone; but in slower periods they typically only interview locals for front line roles.

Teletraan ONE
05-04-2011, 02:41 PM
I called the job hotline a couple of days ago, they looked up my account and told me to just go ahead and create a new account using another e-mail addreess. So I applied for a postion in attractions. Does anyone know when I should be hearing back, assuming they're interested? I was planning to go down to Orlando soon. Would it do any good to stop by the Casting Center at WDW and just follow-up? Thanks!

Iris
05-04-2011, 05:14 PM
If you're looking for a role in the parks, then after you pass the WBI, you will be invited to an interivew. I know we're in high hiring right now so they may interview you over the phone; but in slower periods they typically only interview locals for front line roles.

So if you pass the WBI is it likely right now to have a phone interview? I actually applied for seasonal on Monday and received a link for the WBI today. (former Disney Store castmember for 9 1/2 years). I haven't taken the WBI yet but it would help to know if I would be able to have a phone interview. We will be down there next week so I could always interview in person if needed but I was just wondering.

Praise2Him
05-04-2011, 08:33 PM
I also just applied for seasonal (Merchandise). Passed the WBI last night and received an email today inviting me for an in-person interview. I was thinking there would be a phone interview first, but no. The dates were starting today and going through May 16 (I think). The first opening was next Monday so that's when I'm going. :)

So...does anyone know if they tell you immediately if you got the job or do you have to wait, and if so about how long does it take before you find out?

Iris
05-05-2011, 09:54 AM
I also just applied for seasonal (Merchandise). Passed the WBI last night and received an email today inviting me for an in-person interview. I was thinking there would be a phone interview first, but no. The dates were starting today and going through May 16 (I think). The first opening was next Monday so that's when I'm going. :)

So...does anyone know if they tell you immediately if you got the job or do you have to wait, and if so about how long does it take before you find out?

Yup..mine is also for an in-person interview...mine is set for May 14th.

Praise2Him
05-05-2011, 10:13 AM
Good Luck! I love your ticker - ha ha! I wish I was that confident! So you do think we'll find out that day? I hope so!

What role did you apply for? I put Merchandise, with Custodial & Attractions as my next 2, but I'd really be happy with any of them.

Dustin
05-05-2011, 10:20 AM
I applied for what their calling the Online Job Fair. I applied and was passed on to a Web Based interview. After the WBI I was immediately able to schedule an in person interview for May the 12th. The Job fair is available through may 8th.

Iris
05-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Good Luck! I love your ticker - ha ha! I wish I was that confident! So you do think we'll find out that day? I hope so!

What role did you apply for? I put Merchandise, with Custodial & Attractions as my next 2, but I'd really be happy with any of them.

LOL...my ticker is actually for my daughter who is offically part time as of May 15, 2011. She started with the Career Start Program last September, extended and will now be staying on as a character performer.

I applied for Seasonal Merchandise as well given my years with the Disney Store, I figured it was a no brainer. I did indicate that I would not be able to start until July so I am not sure how that would affect me finding out anything.

Praise2Him
05-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Oh, LOL - that's too funny that it's the next day after your interview! That's wonderful for her!

My DD did the CP in Spring 2010 (Costuming) and stayed seasonal since she's attending college in Orlando, so if I get the job I'll be living with her during training and then whenever I go back down to work. I'm so excited! I really hope both our dreams come true!

aznchnxter
05-05-2011, 12:03 PM
LOL...my ticker is actually for my daughter who is offically part time as of May 15, 2011. She started with the Career Start Program last September, extended and will now be staying on as a character performer.

I applied for Seasonal Merchandise as well given my years with the Disney Store, I figured it was a no brainer. I did indicate that I would not be able to start until July so I am not sure how that would affect me finding out anything.

I applied for them all the way back in the beginning of March and told them that I couldn't work until the 30th of April as I would be in school up in Jacksonville. She told me that she'll do her best to have me there on the 30th, which I did end up getting a spot in, or the closest date possible. You should be fine with not getting in until July. And, it's really great that you've worked at the Disney Store. You'll have higher priority, if that's what it's called. haha.

aznchnxter
05-05-2011, 12:05 PM
I also just applied for seasonal (Merchandise). Passed the WBI last night and received an email today inviting me for an in-person interview. I was thinking there would be a phone interview first, but no. The dates were starting today and going through May 16 (I think). The first opening was next Monday so that's when I'm going. :)

So...does anyone know if they tell you immediately if you got the job or do you have to wait, and if so about how long does it take before you find out?

I don't think they do phone interviews for those of us actually looking for a job. haha.

When I had my interview, they asked me on the spot whether I would accept or decline. They sent me an email about 2 or 3 days later confirming it.

Praise2Him
05-05-2011, 12:07 PM
Yay! That's what I was hoping! Thanks so much!

aznchnxter
05-05-2011, 12:07 PM
I called the job hotline a couple of days ago, they looked up my account and told me to just go ahead and create a new account using another e-mail addreess. So I applied for a postion in attractions. Does anyone know when I should be hearing back, assuming they're interested? I was planning to go down to Orlando soon. Would it do any good to stop by the Casting Center at WDW and just follow-up? Thanks!

It is REALLY hard to get hired for attractions.. It may take up to a month before you even hear back from them. My best friend sent in a resume in March or April and still hasn't heard back from them.

Teletraan ONE
05-05-2011, 04:25 PM
It's ahrd to get a job in attractions? I figured something like that because I have not been prompted for a WBI yet. I worked at the Disney Store in a seasonal position recently but am not too interested in any job other than attractions or transportation.

Tigger1234
05-05-2011, 04:51 PM
I applied for a job in QSFB on April 27, but there is no link to take a WBI or anything. Does this mean they are not considering me for the job?

Iris
05-06-2011, 06:56 AM
I applied for a job in QSFB on April 27, but there is no link to take a WBI or anything. Does this mean they are not considering me for the job?

Make sure you are checking all of your mail folders. The link for the WBI actually went into one of my spam folders. I would have missed it completely except that I checked my mail first through my Ipod and my ipod doesn't have the same filters as my program on my computer.

Tigger1234
05-06-2011, 12:55 PM
All I have recieved were a thank you letter saying I was added to the database and another saying thank you for applying for QSFB. Should I call them?

Teletraan ONE
05-06-2011, 03:04 PM
All I have recieved were a thank you letter saying I was added to the database and another saying thank you for applying for QSFB. Should I call them?

Don't worry. I'm in the same boat as you. I'm going to Orlando later in the week and I'm going to stop by the Casting Center and just follow-up on my application. I hope that seeing me in person, instead of simply an application online, will help. That's the only thing that I know to do.

aznchnxter
05-07-2011, 10:51 AM
All I have recieved were a thank you letter saying I was added to the database and another saying thank you for applying for QSFB. Should I call them?

How long have you been waiting? They didn't send me anything else until about a week later about the WBI. And, on top of that, I almost missed it because it went into my spam folder. Make sure to check all your folders. ^^

Tigger1234
05-07-2011, 11:47 AM
I filled out the application on April 27. I called casting and they said they haven't sent me an E-mail yet, so I guess I will just keep checking my inbox. Thanks for the help:goodvibes

Teletraan ONE
05-16-2011, 11:37 PM
Has anyone heard anything yet? I still haven't been sent a link to the WBI and I'm starting to get worried. I changed my address on the application to the FL address that I will be staying at in a few weeks. I heard that putting a FL address on the application really boots your chances. Any help anyone?

Teletraan ONE
05-16-2011, 11:40 PM
*boosts

Praise2Him
05-17-2011, 07:39 AM
I interviewed Mon. May 9 at Casting and was told I was a "strong candidate" but because of a small blot on my record (bad check 28 years ago!) they had to run a security check first and would call me in 3-5 days. I haven't heard anything, so I'm planning to call this afternoon to check. I didn't think it would be a problem (I've worked for the Government and been a teacher since then) but I'm starting to get worried.

Teletraan why don't you call Casting and say you just want to check on the status of your application?

Iris
05-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Due to my current work, I was unable to work the required 8 weeks for the position :( Originally they were ok with it, but then they changed their minds and said it would be impossible for me to be away for 8 weeks, even though it would have been unpaid.

Casting was super nice about it and told me to call them back in the next few months if anything about my situation changed.

taigirl87
05-17-2011, 01:48 PM
Has anyone heard anything yet? I still haven't been sent a link to the WBI and I'm starting to get worried. I changed my address on the application to the FL address that I will be staying at in a few weeks. I heard that putting a FL address on the application really boots your chances. Any help anyone?

Maybe I am wrong, but I though that if you were/are a cast member whether at the parks or even at the Disney store, you don't have to take the WBI. :confused3 That's just what I have read from others on here.

Praise2Him
05-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Due to my current work, I was unable to work the required 8 weeks for the position :( Originally they were ok with it, but then they changed their minds and said it would be impossible for me to be away for 8 weeks, even though it would have been unpaid.

Casting was super nice about it and told me to call them back in the next few months if anything about my situation changed.

Aww, I'm so sorry it didn't work out for you! Hopefully you'll be able to do it in the future :)

progroupie
05-18-2011, 01:41 AM
Due to my current work, I was unable to work the required 8 weeks for the position :( Originally they were ok with it, but then they changed their minds and said it would be impossible for me to be away for 8 weeks, even though it would have been unpaid.

Casting was super nice about it and told me to call them back in the next few months if anything about my situation changed.

I have a question, when you're hired for seasonal does the consecutive 8 weeks need to be the at the start of your employment? Or can it be anytime in the first year you're hired?

Iris
05-18-2011, 05:23 AM
I have a question, when you're hired for seasonal does the consecutive 8 weeks need to be the at the start of your employment? Or can it be anytime in the first year you're hired?

I was informed that it must be 8 consecutive weeks initially for training/work, at the start of the employment. After that I would have been able to work anytime as long as I fulfilled the requirements for that role.... in this case merchandise. When I had filled out the online application my work had been ok with the 2 months of me being gone but sadly they changed their minds :(.

progroupie
05-18-2011, 12:22 PM
Hm. I'm waiting for my rehire paperwork to go through, I've been offered seasonal and I was hoping I wouldn't have to do the 8 weeks immedietly. I can get off work, I just wasn't looking forward to finding a place to stay right away, which is why I wanted seasonal, so I could go down for a week or so at a time and then find an apartment/roommates before planning an actual move down there.
8 weeks is a long time to impose myself on my friends down there.

alby87a
05-21-2011, 12:31 AM
A way for your application to get noticed is a cast member to refer you. Get his/her perner number and remember on the application there's a drop down box with the question above it saying how did you find out about this job? You click on the box and click cast member referral and you put his/her name and the perner number. That was my case when I filled out my application back in Jan and a couple days later got a call about it and got the job.

Now for attractions, Currently theres a waiting list for it well last time I went to casting to help a friend apply and overheard about it. (They just did an online job fair and new cps are coming in).

As for waiting for background I recommend calling casting at 407-828-1000 and you can find out about your status (be very polite) just press 0 for an operator and they will tell you your status.

Praise2Him
05-21-2011, 12:33 PM
As for waiting for background I recommend calling casting at 407-828-1000 and you can find out about your status (be very polite) just press 0 for an operator and they will tell you your status.

I actually did this yesterday afternoon. The girl looked up my info then said, "You need to talk to your recruiter" (should I be worried? :eek: I kind of am!)

She transferred me and of course it went to voice mail, so I left a message but haven't heard anything back (and don't expect to until Monday at least).

Oh well, it's definitely teaching me patience! :)

alby87a
05-22-2011, 09:01 AM
I actually did this yesterday afternoon. The girl looked up my info then said, "You need to talk to your recruiter" (should I be worried? :eek: I kind of am!)

She transferred me and of course it went to voice mail, so I left a message but haven't heard anything back (and don't expect to until Monday at least).

Oh well, it's definitely teaching me patience! :)

If you don't mind me asking what position are you going for? Anyways yep you have to be patient because recruiters go through many voicemails and go through many interviews during the day so they're swamped with those and paperwork on new hires so they can get it through the system. Call again right before 4:30 on Monday if you don't hear anything!

Praise2Him
05-22-2011, 05:00 PM
I applied for Merchandise, with Custodial as my 2nd choice. My recruiter said that I was a strong candidate, so I was really confident, but the more time that passes the more worried I get. I guess I'm afraid that there won't be any openings left by the time they get around to me. Thank you for your encouragement, though!

alby87a
05-23-2011, 12:48 AM
Oh for those positions they'll get back to you! Just have hope! You're fine! just be on top of it. If you can't raise him/her just visit casting and leave a message for them at the front desk and they'll definitely get your message!

Praise2Him
05-24-2011, 07:36 AM
Thanks so much for the encouragement Alby! That does make me feel better. I didn't hear anything yesterday either. The thing is, I live in Alabama but will be moving in with my DD who lives in Orlando (attending college & seasonal CM) if I get the job, so it's hard to plan until I know for sure. And we're actually coming down to visit for a week this Saturday, so it would be nice if I could go ahead and pack everything to move down then. So I'm hoping to hear before then, but if not, I'll definitely visit Casting while I'm there!

Iris
05-24-2011, 07:48 AM
Thanks so much for the encouragement Alby! That does make me feel better. I didn't hear anything yesterday either. The thing is, I live in Alabama but will be moving in with my DD who lives in Orlando (attending college & seasonal CM) if I get the job, so it's hard to plan until I know for sure. And we're actually coming down to visit for a week this Saturday, so it would be nice if I could go ahead and pack everything to move down then. So I'm hoping to hear before then, but if not, I'll definitely visit Casting while I'm there!

Hang in there...I am sure everything will be just fine. There were two groups of CPs that also checked in during the same time frame..one group on the 18th and one group yesterday which could be the cause for the slight delay on the background check, since they must run background checks on all of them as well--I would also imagine that they would try to do those checks first so that they can attend traditions. They did tell you 3-5 days and yesterday would have only been the 5th day so I think things will be fine. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. I am still bumming that my current work would not let me take a leave of absence for 8 weeks--otherwise I would have started July 10th :(

Praise2Him
05-24-2011, 07:59 AM
Thanks Iris! I'm sorry you're not able to do it either - we may have even ended up working together :)
Oh, and I interviewed on May 9, so not counting weekends, yesterday was day 10 - that's why I'm a little worried! That does make sense about the CPs though, so I'll try to be patient a little longer - LOL.

progroupie
05-24-2011, 08:05 PM
Gah, I'm waiting for my rehire paperwork to go through. It's been a week, I forget how long they told me it could take? I feel like they said up to 6 weeks?

Praise2Him
05-25-2011, 07:41 PM
I got the call!!! Seasonal Merchandise in Tomorrowland :goodvibes I'm so excited!!! And now I can just go ahead and move down this weekend - I go to fill out all the paperwork next week.

Progroupie - good luck - I know how hard it is to wait!

Iris
05-26-2011, 07:13 AM
I got the call!!! Seasonal Merchandise in Tomorrowland :goodvibes I'm so excited!!! And now I can just go ahead and move down this weekend - I go to fill out all the paperwork next week.

Progroupie - good luck - I know how hard it is to wait!

:banana::banana::banana:


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

alby87a
05-26-2011, 01:20 PM
I got the call!!! Seasonal Merchandise in Tomorrowland :goodvibes I'm so excited!!! And now I can just go ahead and move down this weekend - I go to fill out all the paperwork next week.

Progroupie - good luck - I know how hard it is to wait!

Congrats I'm really happy for you :) I'll see you on the way to work and on the way home in the tunnels :)

Praise2Him
05-26-2011, 08:59 PM
Thanks guys! It still doesn't seem real! :cloud9: Just look for the short, plump lady with gray hair in the ugly gray costume! LOL

alby87a
05-26-2011, 10:35 PM
Thanks guys! It still doesn't seem real! :cloud9: Just look for the short, plump lady with gray hair in the ugly gray costume! LOL

Tomorrowlands costume is pretty decent :)

Praise2Him
05-27-2011, 08:09 AM
Yeah, they're cool looking but gray is my least favorite color. Hopefully they're comfortable though - that's most important!