Apple store interview, wearing an Apple shirt?

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Would it help or hurt someones chances of getting a Job at Apple

  1. Wearing the shirt HELPS

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  2. Wearing the shirt HURTS

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  1. alienex macrumors regular

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    What do you guys think if a person went to interview at an Apple store, be it a group interview wearing a black shirt with a white Apple logo in the middle.

    Would this make the person stand out in a positive way?
    Would it make them seem to fit in more?
    or is this interview suicide?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    They want balanced interesting people who, whilst passionate about the product, are not scary fanatics (and, yes I do have Apple tshirts). If you would not wear it to any other interview, don't wear it to Apple.
     
  3. generik macrumors 601

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  4. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    If someone wore a shirt that said "Tristan", I'd hire them - assuming they were competent.

    I don't think wearing an Apple shirt will make or break the interview.
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I think it might make you look a little fanboy/girlish. Best avoided. ;)
     
  6. ChrisWB macrumors 6502

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    Are you hiring? How much do you pay?
     
  7. grockk macrumors 6502

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    Who wears a T-shirt to an interview? Dress to impress. once you get the job you can wear whatever you want but until then...
     
  8. alienex thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was under the impression Apple interviews are a casual thing. You dont want to look too dressed up..

    I agree. Apple's site kinda gave me a false sense of dressing casual. I wonder if jeans and a dressy shirt will suffice? What do you think?
     
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    I think khakis instead of jeans would be better
     
  10. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    Depends - do you want to work inside the green zone or outside? :D
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Black jeans - like many wear in the store, you'd be OK with. Very smart, reasonably dark freshly laundered jeans you might get away with. Casual ones, no.
     
  12. Copland macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure it's such a great idea to wear an Apple shirt. They will probably be freaked out. At a lot of the Apple stores I've been to, the employees don't know too much about macs (the Geniuses do, luckily)
     
  13. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...

    Have you considered jeans and perhaps a black turtleneck? Dress for success?

    :rolleyes: ;)

    Honestly though, if it were me hiring, I'd think it was a little cheesy... Just be yourself :)
     
  14. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    even if a t-shirt WERE acceptable dress for the interview, the ploy probably wouldn't come across very genuinely.. more like a kiss-butt, juvenile ruse....

    well, in my opinion, anyway, lol. ;)
     
  15. medea macrumors 68030

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    Not only should you wear the shirt you should accessorize.
     

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  16. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.

    Now I know its a retail store, but don't potential job seekers dress up? A T-shirt? To an interview???:eek:
     
  17. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Classic!!!
    HEHEHEHE!!!:D :D
     
  18. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    While Apple is laid back (if you wear a nice Tshirt and nice jeans, you'll be cool) isn't wearing an Apple shirt to an Apple interview a bit like wearing a Pink Floyd Tshirt to a pink floyd concert.

    I'd just go for a nice polo and jeans combination. Nice-ish shoes, too.

    Good luck! If you do get the job, bye! (You can't post here anymore.)
     
  19. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    Wear a Next COmputer shirt lol
     
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    very true :eek:
     
  21. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    Are those shoes REAL? They look like Air max 90s or so or maybe 180s because of the smaller bubble window...
     
  22. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i would not wear it, as i can't see it helping very much, other then something to break the ice of the interview. But i can see it hurting you making you seem like an addict, but honestly i would hope Apple being the company who can look past your clothes as see the real you. How ever i know each store is different, with different people
     
  23. alienex thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did consider that lol. I dressed up fairly nice. It was a group interview, I did well. We shall see.
    I wanted to say thanks to everyone for their input and help. I took your advice and I feel you made the right call.
     
  24. tedrjr03 macrumors regular

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    Yea like alot of people said it would seem like your trying to suck up
     
  25. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    How come dressing in an apple shirt would be seen as sucking up, but dressing up more than regular isn't? I don't have any advice on this, I'm just asking.
     

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