I’m five days away from my departure to Walt Disney World and I find myself thinking about how much money I had to spend to leave Italy. Yep, ’cause leaving isn’t free… besides the different bureaucratic costs, want it or not, at a certain point you will have to shell out some money for trains, hotels, meals, etc. If you are considering the idea to move to the most magical place on Earth, I think it will be very useful for you to know how much you have to plan to cough up, from the moment when you send your resume to the moment when you will be resting your butt on the plane destination Florida.
Before starting, please bear in mind that what follows only reflects my personal experience (it comes without saying that, for example, people living in Milan or Rome won’t have to spend money for trains and hotels in order to hold the interview).
Okay, here we go!
On that October 14th in Milan I was sitting on one of the couches in the hall of the hotel where the interviews for the CRP 2015 were about to be held. Around me were dozens of boys and girls wearing rigorous business outfits; on their faces – and on mine, too – elusive and frightened eyes. During the minutes before the call “everybody downstairs, it’s time to start!” I was playing one of my favorite sports, people watching. And watching – some of them fleetingly, and some thorougly – all the people that were sharing with me those nervous moments in that hall, a thought suddenly jumped into my mind: “Am I the eldest here???”
Well, yes, when you are about to turn thirty, sometimes you feel too old to do certain things. And at the same tame you are thinking about that question, you quickly think of the past life and ask yourself “why didn’t I do that before? Maybe six or seven years ago…”
But let’s take this step-by-step…
I’ve always had a strong bond with the Disney world; keeping to sing and dance cartoon songs since I was a child, I think that the situation escaped my control a little bit because…I actually found myself working in the place where all these dreams and magic becomes reality, Disneyland Resort Paris, within the “Show and Parade” department.
To work for Disney means to give yourself a challenge every day, bringing the magic in every single moment the guests are spending exploring this enchanted land; for me it also meant to have the chance to give life to amazing stories and characters which surprise children, remind distant memories and why not, give a sincere smile to the adults who are accompanying them.
“Miss, your resume is good but do you have experiences abroad? Do you speak english language very well? What level do you have? Certifications?”
HR People asked me that a lot of times, during telephone interviews or face-to-face, or in web form to send my resume.
Yeah sure, I’ve a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and another one of specialization I will finished in February, 7 years working as shopassistant – hostess – educator – HRgeneralist – assistantstoremanager. But seems everybody always wants something you don’t have.. They want perfect english skills, a second language even, an excellent both professional and academic background, they want certifications, you’ve a lot of experiences and a strong personality when you’re 23 years old, 26, 28.