Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 1, 2013, 02:58 PM   #1
alphonse23
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Applied for Apple retail

So I just applied to Apple retail for 5 different stores near my area. How long does it take to hear back from them? Say I don't hear back from them for a while, would it be to my advantage to rewrite my resume and cover letter again and reapply until they do contact me?

Would anybody more experienced than me be willing to help me out. I'd really appreciate it and I would owe you a great deal eternally.
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2013, 11:53 AM   #2
joewillmott
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: England
I applied in May 2012, never got a reply. Earlier this year a store opened right outside my flat so I applied for that and never heard back. Instead they decided to hire people that shout at customers who are trying to buy multiple products, or tell them things like "there is no such thing" when a customer asks for an iPad 4th generation.

They get so many applicants, do not hold your breathe!
__________________
13" MBA i5/8GB/128GB || iPad rMini || iPhone 5 || iPod Touch 4G

I make apps and games and stuff: JoeWillmott.com
joewillmott is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2013, 01:38 PM   #3
alphonse23
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Did you try reapplying? Did you go into the store and ask? What did you write on your cover letter?
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 02:30 AM   #4
joewillmott
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: England
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphonse23 View Post
Did you try reapplying? Did you go into the store and ask? What did you write on your cover letter?
I reapplied, no response. I did go into the store and ask but they were useless and had no idea what to do or how to help. I can't remember what I wrote on my cover letter.
__________________
13" MBA i5/8GB/128GB || iPad rMini || iPhone 5 || iPod Touch 4G

I make apps and games and stuff: JoeWillmott.com
joewillmott is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 08:03 AM   #5
alphonse23
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
hmm.. Well I'm going to try to walk in and pass my application to the hiring manger personally. Let me try to see if that works. I write back if it does.
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 08:54 AM   #6
Mr_Brightside_@
macrumors 65816
 
Mr_Brightside_@'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: below Ash Tree Lane
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphonse23 View Post
hmm.. Well I'm going to try to walk in and pass my application to the hiring manger personally. Let me try to see if that works. I write back if it does.
It won't, they only accept applicants online. If he or she even took it they would throw it out.
If you don't get contacted within a month or two, keep updating your info online.
__________________
All over the ship, dancing through the wreckage of the Pfhor computer core, DURANDAL WAS LAUGHING
Here is the toil of that house, and the inextricable wandering
Mr_Brightside_@ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 01:03 PM   #7
IndoX
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Your application stays in their internal system for 90 days. However, if the recruiter passes your resume and decides not to call you're out of luck. Updating your information and resubmitting won't put you in the front of the queue until 90 days have passed since your original application.

Also, remember that the recruiter skims your resume so you need to have key words or achievements that stand out. They have so many applications to go over.

Majority of the people who get a called are those who are either extremely lucky or referred by an employee. If you manage to get an employee referral, it automatically guarantees a callback and at least 1 interview.

Good luck!
IndoX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 01:34 PM   #8
alphonse23
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Wow, so it really is that hard to get a job at the Mac store. I know of so many people that work there (not personally) -- they make it look easy.

> Also, remember that the recruiter skims your resume so you need to have key words or achievements that stand out. They have so many applications to go over.

What kind of achievements? Should I highlight some of my experiences to make me stand out more. Specifically ones that involve Apple. What if I don't have that many professional experiences that involve Apple. Like I use to work as a technical support specialist, but I mostly fixed windows based computers.
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 02:04 PM   #9
jdechko
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
My advice is to make friends with a specialist. Go in there when they aren't too busy and just chat with them about computers. Show them that you know your stuff. Then bring up the fact that you'd like to actually work in the Apple store and that you've actually put your resume in.

That's sort of how I got my job at Apple retail. The specialist ended up mentioning it to the Assistant manager and I got a call a few days later.
jdechko is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 02:08 PM   #10
NewbieCanada
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdechko View Post
My advice is to make friends with a specialist. Go in there when they aren't too busy and just chat with them about computers.
Where do you live that that there are times when they aren't too busy?
__________________
nMP 6-core, D500, 32 GB, 1 TB rMBP 13" '13 2.4 gHz, 256 GB, 8GB Mini '11 i7, 256 GB SSD & 750 GB HDD, 16GB iPhone 5 64GB iPad Air 128
NewbieCanada is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 02:09 PM   #11
Mr_Brightside_@
macrumors 65816
 
Mr_Brightside_@'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: below Ash Tree Lane
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdechko View Post
My advice is to make friends with a specialist. Go in there when they aren't too busy and just chat with them about computers. Show them that you know your stuff. Then bring up the fact that you'd like to actually work in the Apple store and that you've actually put your resume in.

That's sort of how I got my job at Apple retail. The specialist ended up mentioning it to the Assistant manager and I got a call a few days later.
Or they can refer you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewbieCanada View Post
Where do you live that that there are times when they aren't too busy?
Go in near open or close.
__________________
All over the ship, dancing through the wreckage of the Pfhor computer core, DURANDAL WAS LAUGHING
Here is the toil of that house, and the inextricable wandering
Mr_Brightside_@ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 04:24 PM   #12
IndoX
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphonse23 View Post
Wow, so it really is that hard to get a job at the Mac store. I know of so many people that work there (not personally) -- they make it look easy.

What kind of achievements? Should I highlight some of my experiences to make me stand out more. Specifically ones that involve Apple. What if I don't have that many professional experiences that involve Apple. Like I use to work as a technical support specialist, but I mostly fixed windows based computers.
It depends on the recruiter. Majority of Apple's recruiters are regular specialists who have decided to take up extra responsibilities. They pick possible candidates and are then given feedback regarding the candidates they picked and fine tune their searches to find people that are best for the job.

It varies from person to person. When I worked at Apple, the former recruiter liked picking people with experience in technology - so those from Best Buy, Radioshack, etc usually got called. The interview process is solely based on personality though - experience plays little part in that. Getting the call is the hardest part.

The job IS easy. It's possibly the easiest job I've ever had - with the best pay - at least for retail. You find that getting hired at apple, staying there for a while and looking for a new job people tend to snatch you up.

Good luck!

P.S: As someone mentioned, I would probably befriend a specialist and get them to refer you. You'll get a call and if you get hired they get a nice $250 referral bonus.
IndoX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 05:37 PM   #13
alphonse23
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
"Hey Mr. Specialist... Let's be frieeeends" well.

Well, I'm not currently employed right now, so maybe I should start hanging around Mac stores.... yaaay.
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2013, 08:41 PM   #14
G51989
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphonse23 View Post
"Hey Mr. Specialist... Let's be frieeeends" well.

Well, I'm not currently employed right now, so maybe I should start hanging around Mac stores.... yaaay.
If your looking for Semi long term job, try Lowes, or Costco, or hell even Wal Mart sometimes pay more than Apple with better benefits.
G51989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4, 2013, 02:22 PM   #15
Lyshen
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: California
Being referred will help increase your chance of getting a call.

For me, time of application to a phone call was probably around 1 and 1/2 months but I did not get a referral.
__________________
Retina MBPro 15" 2013
Lyshen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2013, 10:37 PM   #16
alphonse23
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
@G51989 I think the point of working at the Apple store is that you get to be around what you love.
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:34 AM   #17
G51989
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC NY/Pittsburgh PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphonse23 View Post
@G51989 I think the point of working at the Apple store is that you get to be around what you love.
I mean honestly, sure if you like apple products. But you'll be underpaid and over worked, many other retail places pay a lot more with benefits and better hours
G51989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 2013, 01:18 PM   #18
alphonse23
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
@G51989 okay thank you G51989. That's some helpful information. Though, I'm not actually looking to make it a full-time job. I was really just looking for a part-time job, working at the Apple store is just something I want to do in the mean time while I search for another job. Thanks for that information. Very helpful.
alphonse23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 2013, 02:54 PM   #19
needfx
macrumors Demi-God
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: macrumors apparently
where can I apply to be Jony's secretary's secretary?

thanks
needfx is online now   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Retail Stores Pushing Sales of Current Apple TV with $25 iTunes Gift Card Offer MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 92 Mar 4, 2014 09:59 PM
Samsung Hires Apple Retail Store Designer in Retail Push MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 113 Dec 17, 2013 05:27 PM
Former Apple Employee Sells Apple Retail Store Displays jackfilmproject iPhone 6 Aug 28, 2013 06:59 PM
Jerry McDougal, Apple VP of Retail, Departs Apple [Updated] MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 154 Jan 20, 2013 11:58 AM
Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider? obafgkm iMac 3 Oct 15, 2012 04:02 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC