My Disney Journey: Application & The Web Based Interview

I've talked about my acceptance into the program, but now it's time to rewind and take an in depth look at my application process. Today I'm going to talk about starting the application, and the Web Based Interview (or WBI). Honestly, the WBI was the part I was most scared for, but it ended up being the easiest part for me. 

Like I said in my previous post, I started (and finished) my application on February 6th, 2014. To start the application, it's really simple, but very long. Honestly, it took me about an hour or two to actually finish the application because I kept swiping backward (dumb) and erasing all my progress. 

The application is kind of like any other application process. It asks you personal information, then it asks about past work experience, and then it gets into the Disney side of things. First, it starts out asking what park you want to work at, and then what program your looking into. After that it brings you to a screen with all of the roles. Now I had looked at most of the roles prior to doing the application so I was somewhat ready for this. For the roles, you put down if you're very interested, moderately interested, slightly interested, or not interested. There were a lot more roles than I originally thought, some that I hadn't even considered so that took me a little bit longer than I thought it would. 

Afterward, you just hit send and then it tells you if you've been accepted for a Web Based Interview or not. Luckily, I stayed up and got the email that said I had been accepted for the WBI. Now, this is the part that I was most nervous about because it is the first step that you can really mess up. The WBI is questions that basically ask about your character and how you would handle certain situations. You get about five minutes per question, and some of the questions are the same, just worded differently. 

I was so scared and nervous when I started because you only get one go at the WBI. As soon as I got the email, I took a few breaths and entered into the WBI. All in all, I think that it took me about 20 minutes to complete. I felt that putting either "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree" was the best option (which proved to be true, for me at least). It seemed to me, from the research that I had done, that Disney was looking for strongly opinionated people, not just someone who was complacent about things. 

After finishing the WBI, I left it to the fates and just went sleep. Luckily for me, when I woke up the next morning I found the Congratulations email, that allowed me go ahead and schedule the phone based interview. I took a few breaths and looked for the next available date. Unfortunately for me, the only date that I could do the phone interview on was February 14th. An entire week away. I was hoping to get it over with sooner rather than later, but it ended up just giving me time to prepare. 

That's all for this post, but next time I'll tell you all about the worst part for me: The Phone Based Interview. 

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