Any tricky CP interview questions?

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  1. OXX

    OXX Earning My Ears

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    Tried searching but didn't turn up much.

    Anyways, just wondering if there are any specific/tricky questions that CP interviewers usually ask? Haven't exactly been through many job interviews at all, but I understand most of the standard questions. Any Disney/CP specific to be prepared for? LMK. Thanks.

    OXX
     
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  3. KimAJ

    KimAJ Experienced CP

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    naw, they're really pretty typical.
     
  4. Darth Sidious

    Darth Sidious Dark Lord of the Sith

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    i have read here that they ask you a space moutain question and if i am correct it goes something like this, "if a guest wants to go on space moutain but he is too short what do you do?" i don't know the answer because i did not get asked this
     
  5. KimAJ

    KimAJ Experienced CP

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    I never got that one but I would apologize, explain why it was unsafe and make some height-appropriate suggestions.
     
  6. Aurorajade16

    Aurorajade16 Earning My Ears

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    the specific CP questions relate to the role you decide to choose. so once you pick your first choice role, think about some probs that could arise and think about how you would deal with it.
     
  7. Princess Jayne

    Princess Jayne DIS Veteran

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    I've put character attendant - what kind of probs could arise there?! like having to close lines n stuff? and questions about why mickey etc dont talk??
    xxx
     
  8. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Yes, for both of those. And trust me, they do happen. I had those quite a lot.
     
  9. Princess Jayne

    Princess Jayne DIS Veteran

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    any others you can suggest joanna?

    argh! my interview is in 2 days! xx
     
  10. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Hmmm, let me see. When I interviewed, I actually interviewed for performer (since that was first choice). But if I had to guess, I would think:
    *closing the line
    *helping a guest find a specific character
    *explaining why certain characters don't talk
    *what would you do if a guest was being inappropriate towards a character?

    If I can think of anymore I will post them. Good luck with your interview.
     
  11. Princess Jayne

    Princess Jayne DIS Veteran

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    thanks! fingers crossed!! i really hope i dont muck it up! lol! x
     
  12. Invisible_ears_82389

    Invisible_ears_82389 Mouseketeer

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    what role-specific questions should i expect?
     
  13. erikthewise

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    If they do ask you a question like that (the Space Mountain question), they would be looking more for attitude than a "correct" answer. You would be trained in how to deal with typical situations like that.

    Part of your answer might be that you would EXPECT such training, and would not expect to be assigned to operate a ride without proper training. Your main answer might be that the rules are for the safety of guests and must be followed, but you would be as nice about it as possible.
     
  14. Nyxastra

    Nyxastra Earning My Ears

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    As most everyone has said they are not looking for the correct type of answer just how would you handle certain situations. During my first interview for my first program they asked me questions such as what was my favorite ride, my favorite character and how was I like my favorite character, and a bunch of general "what would you do" questions. I personally found interviewing for my second program the hardest because all of the questions were geared more towards how did you handle this type of situation in your former work location and what did you want to get out of doing a second program.
     
  15. disneychickforever

    disneychickforever Queen of Disney Elephants

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    Just thought I would bump this up again for Fall 08 CPs!

    What kind of questions should you expect for Character Performer or Hospitality? (My top two)
     
  16. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    When I auditioned, I had one question pertaining to performer. It was "if you were friends with Pooh, and there was a kid in line who had been waiting for a long time and was getting impatient, what would you do?".
     
  17. Merriweather86

    Merriweather86 Earning My Ears

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    If your main role choice is hospitality, you can expect quite a few questions regarding Guest Service...things like, "What would you do if a guest requested a room in this building, with these amenities, and it was absolutely not available..." etc. Also, if you are planning on doing an Advantage season, be prepared for them to ask you if you would be willing to be a resort hopper, where you would do half of your program in the front office, and half of it in housekeeping...that's just something else to think about:goodvibes
     
  18. Pendragon1515

    Pendragon1515 Chief Mouseketeer

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    hey i have a question for you....did you get an invite to the ICP? already?
     
  19. BabyPiglet

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    Bump. I like this thread.

    What about quick service and merchandise?
     
  20. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    For merchandise, I would have to say:
    "what would you do if someone wanted an item, and the shop was out of it?"
     
  21. Merriweather86

    Merriweather86 Earning My Ears

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    Yeah, I did merch my first program, and got, "What would you do if a guest wanted a specific item that you did not carry anywhere in your park?"
     

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