Hey guys! A little new here, so my apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum. I recently turned 16 and am considering applying at my local Apple Store to be a Specialist. I know technology very well for my age, and have been very successful in creating Apple converts. When friends or family are in doubt, I'm the first one they come to when it comes to troubleshooting, advice on their computing needs, as well as teaching them tricks to get the most out of their purchases. In my encounters at the Genius Bar, they said that they love the fact that I am able to effectively describe my problem in detail, replicate it, and discuss my desired result. I was told it makes their jobs a lot easier, and went as far as suggesting I apply online at one point. Yes, they were aware of my age at the time of their recommendation. I have received words of encouragement from numerous floor employees saying "don't let age get to you, just show them how good you are like you did to us and we hope all turns out well for you." Here's the accomplishments/projects snippet of my cover letter: I've been making great strides in achieving this goal in the past year alone. A few of my accomplishments I'm extremely proud to share with you are: - The ability to build and maintain my first machine, as well as install advanced software such as operating systems. - Being able to provide the best possible advice and support to my friends, family, and neighbors, as well as performing minor repairs to their systems such as component swaps and network diagnostics. - My knowledge and ability to repair and prevent common computer problems such as viruses, malware, and spyware. - Recognized as a Microsoft Office 2010 Specialist. - Lastly, A passion to actively pursue a greater understanding of what today's technology can do for today's consumers, while providing great, unbiased advice at the same time that customers can look up to. Based on that information, do you think I'd have a slight chance of getting talent spotted despite my age? Your input is appreciated!