My Disney Journey

This blog was a journey of my application to Walt Disney World's Cultural Representative Program, from sorting out my CV through all the interviews to a year of having a mouse for a boss! Now, watch as I try to get back to my second home.

Baby baby steps September 1, 2010

So, this morning I had my phone interview. I gave yummy jobs my home number, so no connection issues (like I’ve heard some people hard – that’d freak me out WAY too much). Nick was ever so lovely. I have spoken to him before when enquiring about stuff ages ago, and he was as nice as ever. Did a basic check on tattoos and piercings, double checked contact details, usual important sort of stuff. *Then* we got to the questions.

I think he covered pretty much every topic that needed covering. Questions about work, how to deal with customers, living away from home, living with other people, what I’d tell guests about Bristol (he stopped me saying he could tell I had more!). He didn’t really ask about any past times or interests, so I didn’t get to mention the uber-English bell ringing, but maybe next time.

Overall, I think it went ok. I’m just not sure if it went ok *enough*. I mean, I’m up against roughly 300 people for somewhere between 100 and 150 places at F2F interviews. I guess there’s not too much more I can do now, except wait. Wait for a couple of weeks until “mid-September” (whenever that might be) to receive an email inviting me to London or turning me away. I honestly don’t have any idea which way it will go, either. *shrug*

So yea, I’m slowly taking baby steps closer to the ever elusive goal that is Working For Disney.

Fingers crossed, as always.



One Step Closer August 29, 2010


So I appear to have failed at what I intended to use this blog for. Life got in the way, and then I wasn’t even sure if I was actually *going* to apply for a third time, but I did.

That was a few days ago. Yesterday, I got home from town to find a very understated email waiting for me.

Dear Victoria Bradly

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to a telephone interview. To continue, please login to your Yummy Jobs account and follow the instructions to choose a suitable date and time for you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards,
The Yummy Jobs Team

So I’m one step closer than I’ve ever been before. Bare in mind that with each re-application I’ve been attacking my CV to hell to try and improve it. Seems that this time, I finally got it right. Or at least, right enough to warrant listening to me on the phone. Whether it’ll be enough to take me through to Face-to-face interviews in London is a different matter. Anyways, I’ve booked my scary little phone call for 10:30 am Wednesday morning. Thankfully, I then have work all day Wednesday, so I won’t be able to stress out over how much I messed it up too much. Because, knowing me (and I kinda do), that’s exactly what I’ll end up doing.

So, I guess, wish me luck!

Now that things are actually happening, I will try my best to actually keep this thing semi-up-to-date. If nothing else, and I get truly lucky (which I still don’t believe I will), I’ll need this blog for everyone to keep in touch with me once I’m over in Florida. Not that I’ll end up over there. Even if I am one step closer than I’ve ever been before.

I guess that’s all for now. I might actually put in a load of the info I mentioned in my first post at some point. But later on. When I’m waiting for other things, maybe. We’ll see!

Keep on dreaming!

P.S. Apologies for repeating myself lots.