If you missed my first post about the Disney College Program, you can check it out here.
After I submitted my application for the Disney College Program, about 30 minutes after I received an email asking me to take a Web-Based Interview. Since I submitted my application at about 9pm and received a follow-up email asking me move on to the second step at about 9:30pm, I’m assuming that something in my application must have met a certain requirement that triggered an automatic response after it was processed. I highly doubt an actual person was reviewing Disney College Program applications at 9pm, but hey, I don’t know the internal operations of the Disney College Program either.
When I got the email, I had the 40 minutes suggested time to complete the “interview” to spare, so I went ahead with it.
So it was basically a standard questionnaire. If I remember correctly, you are allotted a certain amount of time to answer the questions. There are portions were you have to choose whether you Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree, Strongly Agree or are Neutral to a statement. Other portions were multiple choice, in which you had to choose how you would respond or react to a certain situation. The questions and statements varied between your interactions with guests, coworkers, and potential bosses.
If you’re anything like me, these types of timed “interviews” always get me a little stressed out with the thought that if I answer incorrectly once, I’ll get rejected completely. That’s not necessarily true, but it still makes me nervous!
On some portions, it seems like there’s an obvious “right” answer and on others, every answer seemed like it could be “right.” Before you begin, here’s some tips to keep in mind when taking the Web-Based Interview:
- Don’t rush. Read each question and answer carefully. You don’t want to make the mistake of choosing an answer you kind of agree with rather than one you really agree with because you’re hurrying to choose the right one.
- Remove yourself from Distractions. This way you can remain focused on the questions in front of you. I waited until my family went to sleep to do it and turned my phone on silent, so no one would conveniently “need” something from me while I did it. 😉
- This is an assessment of you, so be honest and stick to your gut. Honestly, I don’t think there’s truly a right or wrong answer, but I’m assuming that a certain criteria that needs to be met to move on it the process. Once again, I’m not claiming to know exactly how this process works, but it seems logical. Just be yourself.
Soon after I completed my Web-Based Interview, I received an email to schedule my Phone Interview. I had moved on to the next step!
Keep up on Disney Darlings for my next post about how I went through that process and my tips for that!
I’ll see you real soon!