Any tricky CP interview questions?

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  1. kendrasmith11

    kendrasmith11 Earning My Ears

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    I have my interview on March 6th! If I have never been to Disneyland or Disney World before (my family never had enough money), would that lessen my chances of getting into the program? Because I've heard that they sometimes ask if you've been to the park, what your favorite attraction was, etc.
     
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  3. leeg229

    leeg229 Mouseketeer

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    Never having been to the park before will not affect you chances at all. They understand that some people have simply never been before. If they ask just be honest and express your enthusiasm about getting to learn about the parks and Disney as a company.
     
  4. nerdydisneygirl90

    nerdydisneygirl90 Earning My Ears

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    This is such a helpful thread. I have my phone interview Thursday, so reading through at least the last few pages has been very informative and helpful. :goodvibes
     
  5. risus cladis

    risus cladis Earning My Ears

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    Agh, my interview is Wednesday morning and I'm nervous d;afslkadlfsjs
    I think I'll do okay though.
    Hopefully.
    Fingers crossed!
     
  6. cgray10

    cgray10 Earning My Ears

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    My phone interview was Saturday evening at 6:45. The following day my application went into "pending" at around 1. I just received an email asking me to fill out more information. This has all been over the course of 3 days.

    I read somewhere that if you are looking into character performer as your role that you automatically go into pending.

    anyway is this good or bad news? or just normal?
     
  7. candlehead

    candlehead Earning My Ears

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    There's a chance if you plan on auditioning, you might be extended a role before character performer, I believe. Not necessarily auto-pended. However, pending (in my mind) is a good thing because it's not an NLIC right away.
     
  8. mle247

    mle247 Earning My Ears

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    I wanted to post my experience for anyone that wants to hear it. I applied for the college program the first time in Sept 2012. I was surprisingly denied. So then I decided to apply for an actual role and was interviewed by John at the Disneyland casting center. This was Dec 2012. I think he was having a bad morning or something because it was a very weird interview and I felt like I was being attacked by some of the questions... Finally I applied for the college program again in March of 2013. I had my phone interview with a woman named Denise. (If any of you have her make some jokes, she loves it) Near the end of my interview she mentioned it sounds like I was really prepared. (Duh this is my 3rd time doing this haha) I felt really good about it and two days after my interview I got an offer to become a lifeguard!
     
  9. kendrasmith11

    kendrasmith11 Earning My Ears

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    I had my interview on Wednesday an it went great! Aside from all the advice that has already been given (smile, relax, etc) I would definitely say to actually look at the courses the DCP has to offer and mention the ones that are applicable to your education and future career goals. My interviewer, Andrea, was really impressed by this!
     
  10. leeg229

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    You know, I've been reflecting on the two interviews I've taken for the CP and I think the hardest question to get just right is the first one they ask; "Why do you want to do the Disney College Program?" There are so many wrong ways you can go with that answer that it's really easy to mess it up. Idk, maybe that's just me.
     
  11. mle247

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    For that question "Why do you want to do the DCP?" I was pretty professional with my answer. I told them how I've always wanted to work for the company. And that Disney is such a fantastic company that other companies aspire to be. I also mentioned that I would make a great cast member and would make every park visitor's experience a good one.
     
  12. mickenme

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    It's been great reading about the questions that have been asked, but does anyone have a favorite answer that you thought was right on spot? I've read a few answers to some of these questions on other boards, and I was very impressed with the creative answers that some of the hopefuls gave.
     
  13. leeg229

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    I think I posted this before but...
    *Paraphrasing*
    Interviewer: "Sometimes the job you are assigned could get boring or repetitive. How do you deal with a tedious job?"

    Me: "Well, I believe it was Mary Poppins who said 'In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.' So I try to make a game of it. If it's a job where a guest's safety is in the balance I take extra care to make sure that the job is done properly. Guest safety is enough motivation to remove any tediousness from a job."

    Interviewer: ":rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: Oh my goodness I've never heard that before."

    The Mary Poppins bit was something that just popped into my head and I said it before I was able to stop myself. I guess it worked out well.;)
     
  14. mickenme

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    That is great. I love how some people can think so creatively on their feet!
     
  15. Wingsthatfly

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    I had a question about applying online for DCP.! I know in 2009 you had to use explorer for your application to go through properly alot of people told me. yes 4 years later no one uses that anymore its more about google chrome, BUT i want to make sure that my application goes through properly. so should i use explorer or you can use google chrome.? People who got in using chrome feedback will be great thanks :)
     
  16. PirateSnowmen

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    I'm sure Chrome is fine. I used Safari and had no problems.
     
  17. Wingsthatfly

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    For merchandise, character attendant, and hospitality how much do the get paid.?


    Also is it better to go in the fall or spring.?
     
  18. mandyyyrose

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    I guess this is more a question for past CP members. I main role I would want in merchandise. My question is...is there a spot on my application to say I'm NOCTI certified in Retail Skills(meaning a took a 2 year class in hs about marketing/retail and a national test involving an online test/paper test/money management/sales skills) or would I tell them, or do you think it would matter? I would hate to ramble to them about something that wouldn't matter...:confused3
     
  19. PirateSnowmen

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    I don't remember if there is a spot on the application where you could put that (I don't think there is), but I think it would be worth mentioning during the phone interview. I don't know if it would necessarily help you get the role of merchandise, but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to mention!

    During my phone interview, my interviewer asked me my top choices for roles, then she asked how my previous jobs (or other past experience) have helped me prepare for my top choice of roles. She also asked me why I chose those roles as my top roles, so I think you could also mention it there. They pretty much ask everyone what their top role choices are, so you could mention your qualifications for merchandise while listing your top roles. There should definitely be a spot during the interview where you could mention it!
     
  20. eadavis

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    All CP's are paid the base rate for their roles according to the most recent STCU contract.

    Merchandise: $7.90/hour.
    Hospitality: $7.90/hour.
    Character Attendant: $8.20/hour.

    These are the average rates for most roles.
     
  21. Cais

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    That's seems a bit high. I was paid quite a bit less than base pay when I was a CP - I got a nearly 70 cent raise when I transitioned from CP to CT.
     

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