Four tips for getting a job interview at Disneyland® Paris

Advice & coaching

How can I make my profile stand out? What should I highlight on my CV or my letter? How should I prepare for my interview?

Job hunting is a full-time activity. And you need to make every minute count! Here are a few tips to put you on the right track.

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1. Your career plans: be realistic, be specific

Defining a career plan is a key step to finding a job. You need to stop and decide what you really want to do. Then, you can see more clearly what position and what sector of activity is the best fit. Knowing exactly what kind of job you are looking for, makes it much easier to find.  

Start by listing the assets you bring to a job:

  • education
  • work experience
  • certificates and awards
  • expertise or areas of acquired skills
  • your qualities, your positive character traits

 

Second, make a list of your ambitions:

  • the missions and causes you support, your passions
  • your key values
  • your short, medium and long range career forecasts
  • geographic mobility, company size(s), target jobs (several positions), desired salary  (minimum acceptable)

 

Finally, define your candidature (what makes you a better candidate than the next person?) and test it against market realities.

2. Read the job offer carefully and make sure it fits your profile

Are you the right person for the job? Are you sure? You would be surprised how many people get rejected because they apply for a job that doesn’t fit their profile. Read the job offer carefully, and check point by point if it corresponds to your skills and your professional goals.

Start by matching each of the job’s main missions to one of your skills and make sure you can prove it with a concrete example, i.e. waitressing experience for a Food & Beverage position, a first aid certificate for a lifeguard position, a business degree to work in Corporate Relations. You will include these specific examples in your cover letter.  

And what if you don’t meet all the requirements in the job offer? You can also include skills and qualities developed outside the working world (i.e. in school clubs, non-profit associations), highlighting how they helped you fulfil your responsibilities.

3. Research our company to better understand our job requirements

Look up information on our company, its activity sector and its products. This not only prepares you for an eventual job interview, but also shows that you understand what we are looking for and can rapidly integrate your new work environment. It’s easy to do. First, look through our Careers site for an overview of Disneyland Paris as an employer: you can look at profession pages, Cast Member interviews, information about the company and its values. Then, don’t forget to check out the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to keep up to date with what’s new at our company, or to ask specific questions.

4. Adapt your CV and cover letter

It’s time to write your CV and cover letter!

Remember: our recruitment reps receive a lot of mail. So stay short, sweet, and especially clear! They need to understand, in a few minutes, why you want to work for us and what makes you the best candidate for the job. Do not write more than one page! For some jobs, you will also need to send a book showing projects you have completed or artwork.

According to a Careerbuilder study, 54% of recruiters surveyed claim that the main reason they reject an application is impersonal presentation. So, use the advice in this article to personalize your CV and cover letter while letting your personality shine through. Finally, don’t hesitate to ask for professional job hunting advice or ask family and friends to read your CV and letter. An objective opinion will help make your application the best it can be.  

 

Now, sit down, take a deep breath, and start writing… we look forward to hearing from you!