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Old May 23, 2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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I had three phone interviews with Apple but...

About two months ago, I applied for a position in Apple that seemed to fit me. I thought "this is my job", after the application.
And with huge astonishment after a month, I was contacted by an Apple recruiter who set a telephone interview.
I was not sure about my performance, but after one week the recruiter call me back saying that he wanted to arrange other two phone interviews.
I was so happy with that.
I finished with the interviews three weeks ago, but I have not received the feedback yet.
Do you know if Apple usually take long time to make a final decision on a candidate?
How should I deal with this situation?

The position is not in a store...
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Old May 23, 2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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You could hear back any day.

Assuming all your interviews went well, I'm sure they told you it could be a few weeks before you hear back. If you're really concerned after a 4 week lapse, reach out to one of the individuals who interviewed you and ask the status of your application.

Good luck!
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Old May 23, 2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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So, do you know if in Apple it is common waiting long time before having a feedback?
Do you know if they are used to send negative feedbacks as well?
And finally... yesterday I decided to do a linkedin connection request to my hr recruiter, but he hasn't accepted me yet. Do you think that it was a good idea doing this request?

I feel that the job position in Apple which I applied for, is my job and for this reason I am not considering other job applications.
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Old May 23, 2013, 10:02 AM   #4
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So, do you know if in Apple it is common waiting long time before having a feedback?
Do you know if they are used to send negative feedbacks as well?
And finally... yesterday I decided to do a linkedin connection request to my hr recruiter, but he hasn't accepted me yet. Do you think that it was a good idea doing this request?

I feel that the job position in Apple which I applied for, is my job and for this reason I am not considering other job applications.
Do you have a phone number or direct email address for the recruiter? You should contact them directly, not via linkedin or any other social service.

Also, calling the recruiter shortly after the interviews and asking what is next is not only acceptable, but a good idea. After all how interested are you in a job if you can't be bothered to call and inquire the status .

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You could hear back any day.

Assuming all your interviews went well, I'm sure they told you it could be a few weeks before you hear back. If you're really concerned after a 4 week lapse, reach out to one of the individuals who interviewed you and ask the status of your application.

Good luck!
The only person they should contact is the recruiter unless one of the others said they were a contact.
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Old May 23, 2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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Do you have a phone number or direct email address for the recruiter? You should contact them directly, not via linkedin or any other social service.
Yes, I have his email and he wrote me to contact him for every questions.
Do you think that my linkedin request could have annoyed him?
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Old May 24, 2013, 04:25 PM   #6
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Yes, I have his email and he wrote me to contact him for every questions.
Do you think that my linkedin request could have annoyed him?
Why would you go through linkedin when you have a direct email address? He may not have associated the linkedin request with someone he's already working with.

So why didn't you contact him by email sooner?
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Old May 25, 2013, 03:40 AM   #7
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Because I am really scared to annoy him.. But I am going to send an email to him by this weekend.
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Old May 25, 2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I interviewed for a position in Cupertino. They are very slow to respond. If you don't hear anything after 2 weeks I think it's okay to inquire - so you're good to investigate.

If you only had one interview then I would say to expect to wait longer.

My process was two phone interviews, then a "no thank you" email. First interview was a month after I applied. Second interview came 2 weeks after the first. Bad email came a month after the second phone interview.

I was bummed at first, but fairly sure the position would have paid less than what I make now. And I've heard that Apple isn't as glamorous on the inside and realized I wanted the job mainly for the ID tag and business card.
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Old May 26, 2013, 04:55 AM   #9
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. And I've heard that Apple isn't as glamorous on the inside and realized I wanted the job mainly for the ID tag and business card.
In my case, I don't want the position for salary... I believe that the job, which I applied for, is something perfect for me... it's what I would like to do in my life.
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Old May 26, 2013, 08:07 PM   #10
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In my case, I don't want the position for salary... I believe that the job, which I applied for, is something perfect for me... it's what I would like to do in my life.
Cool! Let us know what happens when you hear back.
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Old May 26, 2013, 08:45 PM   #11
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Article from Forbes on post interview followup ideas. Google for other do's and dont's...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymus...r-an-interview
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Old May 27, 2013, 09:38 AM   #12
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I sent the e-mail this morning, but he has not answered me yet...
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Old May 28, 2013, 05:03 PM   #13
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Old May 28, 2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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Probably because the recruiter is extremely busy...

I'd give it a couple of days.
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Old May 29, 2013, 05:31 AM   #15
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I have high regard for the opportunity I had with apple and I don't want to lose it...

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Old May 29, 2013, 11:13 AM   #16
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Here's hoping for the best for you.
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Old May 29, 2013, 04:16 PM   #17
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Don't worry, I am certain your LinkedIn request will have no bearing on the application one way or the other. The outcome will just depend on stuff like how they assess you and the strength of other candidates. Best of luck!
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Old May 30, 2013, 09:05 AM   #18
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With the peeks we've seen into their corp culture, I would think that Apple would be very calculating and suspicious when considering anyone for employment. Be sure to send the obligatory followups post interview but do not count your chickens before they hatch. Also, don't take it personally if this doesn't work out -- wearing desperation on the sleeve kills future opportunities.
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Old Jun 7, 2013, 12:10 AM   #20
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Getting into Apple is like applying for Harvard or some Ivy League University. I have over 20 years of management experience and have always been given award after award, but would Apple hire a 40 year old? Not on your life. Seems Apple is only after teeny boppers and not real PROFESSIONAL people.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 12:51 PM   #21
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I applied for apple on Sunday and woke up to an email monday asking me to call back

i called back and was given an interview she asked main questions about what made me want to work for apple and what was great customer care and i feel like i answered them pretty well but once i got to the technical question such as what was the name of the apple operating system i or what CPU meant i could not answer correctly she would pass my information to another recruiter and i may get a call in 1-2 business days , do you think that that will hinder me from getting the call back even if i have 7 years in customer service and technical support on cell phones ? also is it inappropriate to email your recruiter back?????

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If you don't know the name of apples operating systems or what a CPU is I'm not sure this job is for you. These are not technical knowledge, but very basic knowledge (especially the one about OSX/iOS!)
Imagine going for a job at Microsoft and not knowing what Windows was called!
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Yes, that might have been the end of it.......as a person who often interviews people when we have an opening in our department, it is always good when people show that they have made their homework on what the company does, how is it doing, what are the core competencies, etc.
Not knowing what OS X is shows that you didn't bothered to at least visit their home page and learn a little bit about their product portfolio.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 01:38 AM   #24
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apple has been very rude... I contacted the recruiter two times and he has never answered to me.

That's really disgusting.
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apple has been very rude... I contacted the recruiter two times and he has never answered to me.

That's really disgusting.

If that's your attitude, I'm sort of not surprised that they didn't hire you.

It's the real world and rejection is a part of life. Get over it.
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