Apple retail interview questions

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  1. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    Hey, for those of you who worked at Apple retail... for both Genius and Sales in the store..

    Any ideal o what questions did they ask during the interview... and what are some important tips particular for this interview?

    also.. when you went to this particular interview, what's the appropriate attire? I've been doing suits for most of my interviews, but I'd think the retail store is more casual than that... or not?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I'd personally wear a nice button down shirt, and some nice khaki slacks.

    I wouldnt go in there with a suit on.
     
  3. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    Crazy hair and piercings but nice casual wear. Seems to always work.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Just a touch nicer than the employees. Not by a lot, but show that you care enough, and know what the accepted look is. That works everywhere, save special circumstances (uniforms, protective gear).
     
  5. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cool. Thanks.

    So business casual, with tie?

    Any ideal to what questions they might ask? Please be a bit specific, thanks.
     
  6. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    You are not going to get many answers here, as Apple Retail employees are not allowed to talk about the company - even after they have left.

    I'd suggest IFO Apple Store (Google it) - they have some good info there.
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    Nice polo or dress shirt, slacks, dress shoes (shined!). A tie might be a little more than needed, but if you do wear one, keep it simple. Hula scenes and Calvin & Hobbes patterns might be a bit distracting... ;)
     
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  9. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha, the interview might be cancelled just due to that.
     
  10. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    IFO Apple Store website has good info about the interview. I'd wear something between Banana Republic and Gap.
     
  11. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    After they have left? Why not?
    I'm sure Apple can't do anything about an ex-employee's internet-behaviour after they have left.

    I think it's logical that Apple employees are forbidden posting on these kind of sites, but making them commit to that for the rest of their life... nah.
     
  12. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    Didn't say it was for the rest of their life. My brother-in-law informed me that (in 2002) his retail non-disclosure agreement had a 5-year duration after separation from the company. This is not uncommon for any company with trade secrets, even if they are as miniscule as day-to-day retail operations.

    There was no provision for not posting on rumor boards after leaving, but you are forbidden from discussing trade secrets - even after you leave - for a period of time.
     
  13. albertfreestyle macrumors member

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    wear converse slip ons (john varvatos) - no socks
    true religion jeans
    and white v neck t shirt (d&g)
    fauxhawk

    and while your there, get the release date for the iphone....hahhaha
     
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  15. MBPchef macrumors member

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    You totally hit the nail on the head! Bravo!

    And as far as the iPhone release date.... my BF is a Genius at the 5th Ave NYC store... he said they wont know the release date until the delivery truck shows up. :mad:
     
  16. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    No, not canceled ... delayed ... forever :eek:
     
  17. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Out of curiosity, are you going (or did you go) for the West County store or the Galleria?
     
  18. tube amp nerd macrumors newbie

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    i just got hired as a specialist and here's what i wore.

    button up from gap.
    nice jeans (also from gap)
    nike SB shoes

    pretty much wore that for all three interviews...got hired.



    as far as questions go....
    "Name a time you've had to learn something on the fly and excel"
    "why do you love apple"
    "Name a time when you have overcome adversity"
     

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