Interview with Apple Retail...

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    Hey everyone,
    So I have applied for jobs at a local Apple retail store several times now and finally decided to go ahead and call them up. I called up about a month ago and the associate gave me the name of the hiring manager but he wasn't in. I tried calling once a week without success but today I finally got hold of him.

    I explained that I had applied for the Apple Expert position and that I would love to work at Apple and asked what I need to do next to make that happen. Basically, he went ahead and set up an interview time for next week.

    I am super excited but I have a few questions…
    What should I wear? It's Apple so I don't think suit is appropriate but I might be wrong.

    Is there anything I should know going into the interview? Anything they might ask me, anything I should ask, etc.

    What is the average pay for an Apple Expert? I have found a few articles but they all seem to date back to like 2006. LOL

    Thank you for all of your help, I'm so excited! I just want to make sure I go in there and nail this interview so I can land the job! Thanks!



    - Joe
     
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    Button down shirt and tie with slacks to match, at least.

    http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-answer-23-of-the-most-common-interview-questions

    It's a retail job, so it's a retail salary. Depends on where you live. You probably shouldn't ask about this in the interview.
     
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    Regarding the pay… I think you may be wrong. I would think most retail employees make slightly above minimum wage. I am in retail now and make over $13/hr. I just want a shift into the tech world, where I actually want my career to be. I have found articles from 2006 saying that pay in an Apple store is like $10/hr. That was 4 years ago.
     
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    I did not say retail employees made minimum wage, I said they make a retail wage. A retail job is in retail, not in tech. You won't be doing anything tech-related aside from selling technology products.
     
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    My friend worked there. Yeah, its pretty much based off of how many computers you can sell. There is little to no "tech" related stuff.
     
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    I should have been more specific about the future career I want… I am in college right now, going for a BA in Professional Sales. I want to SELL computers. B2B though. So I figured this will look better on my resume then a clothing store when I apply for a sales position with a company like Apple, Microsoft, NCR, etc.

    miles: sorry - I didn't understand what you meant by the pay thing. Now I get what you mean. And thanks for answering the other questions. ;-)



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    Well, then this would be a good resume builder for sure! Good luck
     
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    Does anyone know for sure about the Apple Expert salary? I can't really find ANYTHING on this position! :-(
    Thank you!!!


    - Joe
     
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    I don't know anything about the salary but I must say, you are pretty lucky to get straight to the second interview, I did what you did and was invited to a hiring seminar a.k.a one out of three interviews with the seminar being a group interview but you are quite lucky to be able to get straight to the second interview.
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    I have an interview with the DM this week. What should I expect in salary range?
     

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