Reapplying for Apple Store job

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  1. jazzyj0071 macrumors newbie

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    I had a group interview w/ 8 other people about a month ago for a Mac Specialist job. We all filled out background checks at the end of the session. They were only hiring for one position and I didn't get the call back. An Apple retail consultant e-mailed me that I did pass the background check. I checked w/her because I missed a couple of phone calls that I thought were the background check company. In the last week, I've noticed that 3 more openings have popped up. Would I have to reapply again? Should I just call and talk to the manager since she gave us her business card? It would make sense to hire someone who's already passed the background check. I want to show that I'm interested without being a pest. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    Hope you get the job, good luck! What is up with background checks in the EEUU? What exactly do they look for on a background check for this type of work?

    Call the manager who gave you the card, see what they say.
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    A history of an iPod robbing, Apple store looting life? :D
     
  4. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    They check if you are a member of Macrumors :)
     
  5. ijimk macrumors 6502a

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    lol thats just too funny man. lol :p
     
  6. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Yeah Apple does background checks on everyone who applies for a job... sort of annoying because that means you have to apply for the job upwards of a month before actually expecting to start work :eek:
     
  7. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    Could somebody who had a DV conviction from 7 years ago, or a non-theft felony get a job with Apple Retail? Seems a bit overkill for a low-wage job. What about somebody with bad credit? :confused:
     
  8. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    Getting a background check is getting more common today. Yes, it does take a little longer to finally get hired, but at least you know that the person you are working with isn't a convicted felon or was discharged from the military because of drug use or physical abuse. It's not only to protect the company, but also the employees that work there too.
     
  9. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    Oh, so where is a convicted felon supposed to work? Are they supposed to sell drugs on the street corner? So what is the problem of somebody using drugs in the military?
     
  10. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    is it just me or is apple looking for a specific type of employee at their apple stores? i have never seen an individual working their that is younger than age 25 or older than 40 for that matter.. and i have been to five of them in my surrounding area. :eek:
     
  11. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Up until last week I would have agreed, but wouldn't you know it I walk in and this kid offers to help me, I swear he was only like 15. Personally I didn't care, the kid knew what he was talking about. :)
     
  12. Doozy macrumors regular

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    There is a fine line from being called a pest to being called assertive, and confident. I would definitely call the manager, she gave you her contact info for a reason. If she is interested she will call you back, if she doesn't call back try calling one more time. If she doesn't get back to you after the second try, I would say she is not interested, or is a crappy manager.
     
  13. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    Really? That means I could get a job there. And I don't have a criminal record either.
    But do you think they'll hire me if... ummm... I still don't have a mac :rolleyes: :eek:?
     
  14. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    There's an older dude who works in the Apple store at the Chandler mall here in Phoenix. I'd say he's in his late 50's, early 60's. Super nice guy...
     
  15. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    In the US, that is pretty much the case. You generally won't get hired at most companies if you have felony conviction.

    Well, they look more for general drug use (not just if you used in the military...most Americans do not serve in the military) because most employers believe that someone who is currently on drugs is not going to be reliable or, more likely, will steal from the company to get drug money.
     

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