Wish me luck!! Job interview tomorrow

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by earthtoandy, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. earthtoandy macrumors 6502

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    I cant remember ever being so nervous. I want this so damn bad!!!! I know i would be excellent at the job but so much is out of my control. This would be amazing to get. I mean what else could be cooler than a job at an apple store!!??
     
  2. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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    Mate,

    You'll do great. If you want the job, you'll perform that much better, and so you'll be much more likely to succeed. And I *think* you might want this job pretty bad! ;)

    Good luck bro,

    andy.
     
  3. russed macrumors 68000

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    All you can do is relax and be yourself.... and remember to put on clean underwear...

    good luck

    A
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  6. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    Good luck! and let us know how it turns out.
     
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  8. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Good Luck. I've hired probably 100 people over the past 15 years, and interviewed 3-4 times that many. Obviously, it's important that you are qualified, but you wouldn't be getting an interview if your resume wasn't good ebough. The main thing is to appear relaxed, personable and confident. Appearing over-eager puts people off, as does cockiness.

    I'm sure you'll do well. Can you get me a discount? :p
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Quick (off topic) question PM666.. how important is that college degree? I went to a top 5 school, dropped out riiiight before graduating and totally switched up my career path. Now I've been kick ass in IT for 10 years and looking to move to the next level. But I don't have that piece of paper that says I'm as "smart" as I actually am. Is there a point when you think, ok, lack of college degree, not to important, this person obviously has experience?
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Having interviewed my fair share of people and now working with a number of them, I can say that college background played no role in any of our decisions - all of our positions require some level of experience, so we weren't hiring recent grads (where college degrees are a big part of what you can look at). I cannot say that HR didn't screen many non-degree candidates, but I do now work with a guy with zero college education who passed through HR to get to us for an interview - and he's exceptional.
     
  11. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I'd rather have someone with four years of real world experience than someone who is fresh out of college with a fancy degree (Of course, having both is a big plus). One of the most important things for us is seeing a resume that doesn't suggest a job jumper. When I see someone has held three jobs in three years, I run the other way. You invest a lot of time in orientation and training, then the person leaves? Not a fan of that.
    I have virtually no college on my resume, just a few night courses really. I managed to climb up to a VP position in our little ($20mm sales, 150 employees) printing company without a degree.

    If you almost finished college at a decent school, and now have 10 years' work history, only an idiot would hold you back from filling a position you are qualified for just on the basis of not finishing up your degree.

    Say, ever think about relocating to the Mid-Atlantic? :)
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That would be quite the cross-country move from North Carolina, where I think (based on his "RI -> ME -> NC" location tag) yellow is living now... :)
     
  13. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Here in Maryland, we think of North Carolina as the Deep South. Northern Virginia is still the Mid-Atlantic, but just barely... :)
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the response. It' quite fortuitous that I was able to ask you this question, as last evening I was lamenting the lack of upward mobility for Mac people within my Enterprise (it's decidedly Window-centrique).

    I'm from Rhode Island.. Maryland is the south too.. :)
     
  15. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    Hehe, in my case, pretty true. I attend a co-op university, so when I graduate, I'll have a piece of paper and work experience. Anyway, the only interview I felt I did well in was for the job I really wanted. And I got the job. All the lesser jobs turned me down. :D
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Good luck earthoandy. Hope that all your dreams are realized. Will be interested to hear the results. ;)
     
  17. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    That's kinda funny...

    Dude, PM me. You are interviewing for the job I just left.
     
  18. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    That made my day... :D

    But will you be allowed to post here if you get the job? if so, could you hold your mouth about new releases? :p ...
     
  19. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Are you applying at the Chandler store or the other one on Camelback (can't remember the name just now)?
    I'm at the Chandler store all the time, so let us know how you do and I'll pop in and say hi!
     
  20. zelmo macrumors 603

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    It is kinda funny, isn't it?

    I think Apple avoids the product leak issue by simply not telling their retail folks about new releases before they are announced to the public. Maybe each store manager knows ahead of time, but I'm thinking that he or she would have to sign an NDA to get the job.
     
  21. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    True

    Yep, we do sign NDAs but we don't get told any information until they have officially released it. It would be really hard to stumble upon anything. We can post as long as we don't release any official documents or something similar to that.
     

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