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Old Jul 12, 2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Apple Store Job - Resume for Multiple Positions (and critiquing?)?

Yes, I know this must be the 104th thread on Apple Store Jobs, but i really cant find an answer to MY question.

I'm looking for a job in either the Specialist OR Genius positions, and i've applied at 9 locations, which makes for a total of 18 applications.

However, I'm led to believe that you need to apply for specific stores and positions, which the online system pretty much doesn't support.

As of now, my resume is basically selling myself for TWO positions, and I was wondering if it was acceptable.

Also, when uploading the resume, do I need to include the cover letter? I'm confused because the applications has a copy/paste section for the CL and the resume, whereas the upload functions asks for a resume.

While we're on the subject, would anyone care to critique my resume?

(Cover Letter)

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Name
Address

Phone
Cell Phone
E-mail

Apple Retail Store

Dear Apple Recruiters / Managers,

I have been aware Apple’s available job opportunities and I would like to inquire about any possible openings for both Specialist and Genius positions.

I am currently a high school graduate, and while having no formal retail experience, I do very much enjoy interacting with people and discussing with them issues and decisions such as purchase making. I also have technical experience with information technology products.

I also understand that in addition to any familiarity and admiration for Apple and its culture, a positive work ethic and ability to create relationships with the consumer is equally important, which I also believe I possess.

My enclosed resume contains additional details about my experience and skills. I hope I will be considered and would very much like to further discuss this with a recruiter. I can be contacted by phone at (XXX) XXX-XXXX, or by email at XXXXXXXX@yahoo.com to provide further information as well as references if needed.

I truly thank you for your time and your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Name
(Resume)

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Name
Address

Phone
Cell Phone
E-mail

Objective
A position as an Apple Specialist or Genius to use knowledge as well as gain further experience with Apple products, and to interact with Mac users and to inspire new Apple devotees and users.

Qualifications:
Having daily social interactions with new people and acquaintances at both school and day-to-day experiences. Daily communications with adults and children should give better ease when greeting and speaking with store visitors of all ages.

I am seen by family members, as well as friends and peers when assistance or advice with an Apple or technology product is needed at school or at home.

I have a familiarity with and ownership of Apple products since the fall of 1997.
I also possess a technical familiarity with these products, as well as with those of other manufacturers, including diagnosis, disassembly, and repair of machines and software.

Work experience
Held an unofficial position to sell vehicles and other items for family members
2005 - present
I handled tasks such as:
•Answering the phone
•Meeting with prospective buyers
•Placing advertisements on the Internet
•Explaining features and details in flexible language and terms for maximum comprehension.

Held a student service worker position at XXXXXXXX Middle School
2006
I handled tasks such as:
•Answering telephone
•Greeting staff as well as visitors
•Running errands (including deliveries, and summonses)
•Managing an inventory of library books
•Patiently explaining and waiting for people

Special skills:
•Microsoft Word
•Microsoft PowerPoint
•iMovie
•iTunes
•Mac OS X, as well as the Classic Mac OS and the iOS families
•Proficient familiarity with the Windows operating system as well, which should be of assistance when helping a new user make a switch, or to help when a customer has issues with iTunes for Windows or a Windows-formatted iPod.
•Basic Spanish-language understanding and fluency as a result of two years of a course.

Education:
XXXXXXX XXXXXX High School
Attended 2006-2010
Diploma recieved
GPA: X.XX
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 02:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

Tks again and pls keep posting.

If you want to get more materials that related to this topic, you can visit: Experience resume

Best regards.

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Old Apr 21, 2011, 03:10 AM   #3
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EDIT- Why bring up this old thread?! I spent some time working on a reply for this guy. Well I'll leave my comments anyway incase they are useful to others.




I've never applied to an Apple Store, or tech job. So bear that in mind, but I have applied to graduate recruitment schemes so have lots of experience writing this stuff, so I hope I can help. I would certainly add the cover letter as well, just a resume seems a bit blunt. I don't think applying for two jobs is a problem, they are broadly similar. I'd mention what you like about each one, which lets them know you have done some research and are not just applying for any job you can get.

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I don't like the recruiters/managers. I'd pick one.

I really wouldn't say "no formal retail experience"! Just ignore the issue in the letter and mention your strengths.

"I also understand that in addition to any familiarity and admiration for Apple and its culture, a positive work ethic and ability to create relationships with the consumer is equally important, which I also believe I possess." I like what this paragraph is trying to say, but it doesn't flow. Maybe re-word slightly.

You mention you contact details at the top, then spell them out at the end again. Maybe just say I can be contacted at the number and email address above?

"I truly thank you". Why truly? Are you suggesting that you might falsely thank them?! I'd drop the truly.


Resume

Rather than qualifications maybe skills/qualities? I'd say qualifications are certificates, but qualities are about you and your life.

You list your responsibilities and put answering the phone at the top. I'd put meeting with prospective buyers at the top, this is most impressive so I'd draw the attention to that.

I would write "academic and personal references available on request" at the bottom.



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Thank you, iStudentUK! These was totally helpful to me! Both posts were

I'm preparing to apply for an Apple Retail job here in my area, and your posts and critiques were exactly what I've been looking for all night! Thank you very much!
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