Applied for a Job at an Apple Store... couple questions

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  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

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    So yeah. I decided to apply for a part-time position at my local apple store through jobs.apple.com. I sent in my resume and application just a few days ago. About how long do you think it will take to hear a response back? Do they email/call you if they dont accept you based on your application?

    I'm hoping to at least hear a response from them... you know, at least a confirmation that they at least got my application.

    Maybe im just a little nervous... and im thinking about it too much :eek:
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    When did you send it? I'm in same boat as you, actually I'm about to send out follow up emails to companies where I've applied for job positions at. I wish all companies would send you a verification email or something to let you know that they did get your resume/application/etc. but unfortunately that's not the case :(
     
  3. JeDiBoYTJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think it was just 3 days ago (April 8th). The only information I can get from the website is that "If you qualifications match, we will schedule an interview"
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Yea I get that sometimes, like when I applied at Kinkos online or some of those auto-reply generic emails - which are actually better than those that give you no reply whatsoever. Oh well, it's the way the world is for now.

    Since you applied last Friday, you still have a chance, IMO. If you decided to follow up with them some how, I would do it towards the end of this week....around Thursday/Friday.

    Does the actual retail store get your email? Maybe you can call them directly?
     
  5. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    You can't just walk into the apple store and ask for a job? you need to do it online?

    That sucks...

    hope you get the job though!
     
  6. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    Good luck with the job. It's hard to get a job at Apple, so your going to need a lot of luck.
     
  7. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    God only knows how much I'd love to work at an Apple Store...
     
  8. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Well I suppose you could go in person and 'demand' ;) an application for employment. One thing that seems to be crucial to get a job at an Apple Store is experience in retail; I was waiting in line for an Apple Store to open once (Mac mini release) and this guy applied for a job but didn't have enough retail/sales experience.

    Nonetheless, just be positive and have that "can do" mentality :)
     
  9. elliotay macrumors regular

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    I applied to several apple stores earlier this year. I've been contacted by four different apple store locations for interviews. It took almost a month for some of them to respond. So, get ready to wait a while.

    As for how they contact to you, it all depends. I applied to an upcoming store and was emailed by an Apple recruiter who then set up a phone interview. I've also been emailed by a manager from an already existing store and I've just been straight up called by other store managers over a month after I applied.

    I had already set up a job for myself for the upcoming summer, so I didn't even get to go to any of the interviews. So, I can't offer any advice there. But good luck with it.
     
  10. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    I'd give the store a call and check on the status of your application. Who knows, the position may have been filled already. It can't hurt, ask to speak to the manager and put your charm on, when it comes time to hire a person he/she will remember that you called and showed some interest.



    allison.
     
  11. JeDiBoYTJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well, the job opening was placed on April 6th, and I applied on April 8th, and its still posted on the jobs site. actually, my apple store has like, 4 or 5 Mac Specialist openings, 2 or 3 Seasonal Specialists, and 1 keyholder manager-like position open.

    I'm hoping I get an interview... I just want to show them that if I can sell Apple Computers to my Family and Friends (which is what I have done over the past 2 years), then im sure I can sell a few computers to people who are on the borderline of switching :) I dont have any retail sales experience, which I know is going to hurt my chances... but I have held a really good summer job for over 7 years

    It says on the automated email they sent when you apply, that they forward it to the appropriate apple store... but then on other parts of the site, they say recruiters go though all the applications.

    Thanks for all the quick replys and support :)
     
  12. Brian Haworth macrumors member

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    I applied for two apple store positions and haven't yet received responses of any kind, and that was nearly a year ago. I'm not surprised, though, I have no experience.
     
  13. expergo macrumors regular

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    I applied in December to the new apple store that is opening in Toronto. They called me in April...to set up an interview. I'm going to my second one tmrw... (wish me luck!!!)
     

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