Any tricky CP interview questions?

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  1. Climber656

    Climber656 WDWCP Spring 09'!

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    You can. The classes offered are certified by the American Council on Education for credit. It is up to your university if they take the count the transfer. Talk to you adviser or person in Career Services. They should know. Make sure to take the class syllabus to them when you meet. You can find them on the CP website.
     
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  3. GApeach0407

    GApeach0407 But who cares, no big deal, i want more

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    Here are my tips for the phone interview.

    1. SMILE! You can always "hear a smile" through the phone.
    2. Don't be nervous and be yourself.
    3. Be comfortable. For my first CP interview, i wore pjs and a tshirt and it made me 10x more comfortable than if I had been in "interview" clothes.

    that's all i can think of, off the top of my head.
     
  4. Disneyobsession138

    Disneyobsession138 I have a slightly unhealty obsession with Disney W

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    Hi to Andrew, and anyone for that matter!!

    I am planning to mark my top roles as Hospitality and Attractions, as well. I was wondering what types of questions they asked you for these. I know the guest with the specific requests, and the space mountain questions.. but are there any others I could think about before my interview? Were there any questions that surprised you or caught you off guard?! I'd really appreciate it, I get so anxious, I know I'm not alone here, but I'd like to sound knowledgeable rather than nervous!!

    Thank you!! :earsboy:
     
  5. Jaimenjones

    Jaimenjones Earning My Ears

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    Do anyone know any interview questions for lifeguarding and recreation?
     
  6. BeckerzCP09

    BeckerzCP09 Earned my ears Twice during one program

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    What would be some questions for Costuming?
     
  7. joepic

    joepic M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-EEEEEEEEEE

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    This is a very interesting thread! Since Hospitality will be on the top of my list, I'm glad to have read some of the experiences.

    I've been working at McDonald's for almost two and a half years, and QSFB is something I want to steer away from, for the same reason as you.

    Please let us know how you do!
     
  8. BeckerzCP09

    BeckerzCP09 Earned my ears Twice during one program

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    and ideas?
     
  9. ZeroToHero

    ZeroToHero DIS Veteran

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    I wonder if one of the questions now for Attractions will be "Someone really wants to ride Space Mountain, and it's their last day, but it's closed, so what do you tell them?"

    And you can't even say "you can go on the TTA" because that's closed too.
    Would you recommend them to Big Thunder Mountain or something? =/

    I hope Space Mountain opens sometime before we all leave!
     
  10. GApeach0407

    GApeach0407 But who cares, no big deal, i want more

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    it closes in april and opens close to the end of 2009 so yes if you're accepted into fall or fa 2009 then it will be open before you leave.
     
  11. Joanna71985

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

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    Hopefully.
     
  12. ZeroToHero

    ZeroToHero DIS Veteran

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    Coming from the city with the Big Dig, I know things always take longer to finish than they say they will. =(

    But what do you think would be a good answer to that question? Is there even one? Or can you just apologize for the inconvience?
     
  13. MelissaMouse

    MelissaMouse Getting Disney fever...

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    Hello!!

    I applied for costuming (and got it!). They imply that when you apply for that position you do not work with guests in the park. I believe they asked if i was comfortable working a checkout system and cleaning and lifting the costumes. And also something about being on my feet for a looong time! Since my college major relates to this, I mentioned that to my recriter as well.
     
  14. Praise2Him

    Praise2Him DIS Veteran

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    Any other tips? Especially for costuming?
     
  15. christiemarsh88

    christiemarsh88 CP--Fall 2009 Merchandise

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    I know Photopass is a new position for CPs, but has anyone interviewed for this yet? What kind of questions did they ask?
     
  16. DarthBob_2005

    DarthBob_2005 Mouseketeer

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    Hey so Space Mountain will be closed to the end of 2009? Well wouldn't you know. The last time I went to Disneyland, on my Senior Trip, Space Mountain was closed too. But it was still one of the best days of my life. Now I may finally have the opportunity to go to Disneyworld, and with my luck, its closed again. Oh well. Hopefully it'll be open by the end so I'll get to ride it after all. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

    But anyway, in regards to interview questions, I still have to go to the presentation on Wednesday, but I need to prepare. I feel pretty comfortable about the basic ones people keep bringing up. I'm ready for them. It's some of these other questions I've been reading about that are role specific. Those still have me thinking. I'll be going for attractions as my first choice, then merchandise and transportation. What should I expect? I heard there's a question that goes "what would you do if a kid started kicking you?" That one kind of freaks me out! Obviously the child is still the guest, you've got to give respect even if you get none, but what do you do in that situation? Ask the parents politely to control their child? I don't know what the official policy is for that, but whatever it is I'll do it.
     
  17. graygables

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    Just as a parent, I would suggest that you bend over to be eye-to-eye with the child (which would also get you out of kicking range, most likely) and ask them a question (what's your favorite ride so far, do you trade pins, who is your favorite character, etc). With kids, it's all about distraction and focusing their attention on something else.
     
  18. DarthBob_2005

    DarthBob_2005 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks a lot. Sounds pretty logical to me.
     
  19. PrincessJinx

    PrincessJinx Earning My Ears

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    I marked a lot of roles as options, but the one I wanted to do the most is Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Hostesse. I know a lot about hair and styling, and I think I would do a great job at it but I've never actually worked at a salon.
    Are you automatically not considered for this role if you haven't??


    My interview is tomorrow! I'm so nervous!
     
  20. DarthBob_2005

    DarthBob_2005 Mouseketeer

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    Just finished the interview. I thought I'd add some questions on here for the sake of others, before I forget them.

    *If you're at Main Entrance Operations, and the first person to greet our guests, how do you make their day magical?
    (This is the only one that kind of caught me off-guard, since I had been preparing for other roles. I said that I'd keep smiling, and ask people what ride they're looking forward to going on, and tell them they're going to have a great time. Idk how good that was).


    The others I'm about to mention feel like no-brainers, but I'll mention them anyway.

    *How do you feel about driving driving a monorail 70 feet off the ground?

    *How would you feel about driving a boat or monorail, while answering guest questions?

    *How do you feel about driving at night?

    *If a package of chips comes at $1.50 each, and a guest wants 3, and gives you $10, how much change do you give back?

    *How comfortable are you memorizing long spiels and delivering them over a microphone?

    *How do you feel about moving away to Florida, and leaving your friends and family?



    Due to the amount of transportation questions they asked me, I have a gut feeling that's what they'll probably offer me. What do you think?
     
  21. joepic

    joepic M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-EEEEEEEEEE

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    Transportation is my top role for when I apply - you should be lucky to be offered it. Was it one of your top three? Did you tell your recruiter you wanted it the most?
     

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