Anonymous asked: You can't be a character performer unless you audition, theres no exception.
Actually, there is. The International program is different to the general CP. It’s my official role, and a couple of other Australian/New Zealanders’ too. My interview was my audition, and as long as I pass training, it will be one of my roles.
International College Program Application Process (Part 2)
As I said in my last post, my interview was conducted via Skype. This was strange. I had to usual pre-interview jitters plus added terror concerning my internet possibly failing, or a bad connection etc. The interview was scheduled for 8am (groan) so I woke up super early, put make-up on and a respectable top (definitely wanted to dress as if I were attending a proper interview) and signed into Skype at around 7:45am. 8:00am came… and passed. When it became 30 minutes after my scheduled time I was beyond freaked out. I sent a frantic email to the aus ICP contact asking whether something was wrong on my end or if the time was off etc.
They emailed back straight away saying they were terrible sorry, and that they had forgotten to call me. Haha. So basically they added me on Skype right away and began the interview. I’ll admit it shook me up a little bit but the recruiter so was nice (his name was Jeff) that I was put immediately at ease.
The interview questions weren’t really the same ones as what I’d heard are generally asked during CP phone interviews. The closest we got to those were my top roles, (Character Performer, Attractions, Front desk) and the rest of the interview was more of a chat, mixed with general questions I’ve found are asked in most interviews (tell me one skill you’ve learned from your current job etc). We did spend a lot of time talking about where I currently work (Apple Retail) aaaand that was basically it. When I said I was interested in character performing, he asked for my height, which I couldn’t remember exactly, because I’m an idiot. But he asked me to measure myself right after the interview and send it right on over, which I did.
All in all, it lasted about 20 minutes. I couldn’t stop smiling afterwards and bounding around the house because I felt like it went really well.
I found out about 4 days later that I was accepted, and was offered the double role of Character Performer and Attractions (A double role because I opted for the year-long program).
Anyway, my arrival date is August 4th and I can’t wait to meet all you guys out there. If anyone else is an Australian/New Zealander doing the same program, or has any questions (if anyone in general has questions, too, not just from the southern hemisphere!) please feel free to ask, or just say hi! =]