In preparation for the Phone Interview, I found lists online of frequently asked questions. I went over them and had an idea of what I was going to say, but it's important to not sound rehearsed. Disney wants to hear you speak from your heart, not from a script that you wrote! I did make a few notecards of things I definitely wanted to say, and of questions that I wanted to ask, just in case I needed to reference them during the interview.
I was luckily able to schedule my Phone Interview for when I was going to be in Houston, which was the best decision. Anyone that's ever been to my house knows that every possible inch is covered in Disney merchandise, artwork, decor, pin trading boards, stuffed animals, kitchen supplies -- you name it, it's in our house. The morning of my interview, I moved as much of our Disney memorabilia into my room as I could. This really helped me to get in the Disney spirit as I was interviewing!
|Notes and clipboard ready to go -- and my favorite mice too!|
|Bringing the Disney magic to my room!|
From there, she asked general questions about my work preferences, and specific questions about each of my top 4 roles. My interview was 23 minutes, which is about the standard amount of time to expect. At the end, you are able to ask your interviewer any questions that you might have. I asked a couple questions, and even one that stumped her!
I felt very relieved when my Phone Interview was complete, knowing that everything was now out of my hands. I feel that being able to combine my passion for the company with my personal experiences and expertise really helped me when talking to Linda. Although the official application process was now over for me, the hardest part was yet to come -- waiting!
|Phone Interview: check! All that's left to do is wait!|