Apple Retail Job Interview

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by puercaeli, May 21, 2008.

  1. puercaeli macrumors regular

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    :mad: I applied for a position in Apple Store.
    In my second interview(phone interview) I was told that my interview has been successful then in third interview(on site) I was told my application was unsuccessful.

    Now I understand they could have changed their mind after seeing me in person but is it normal for Apple to thwart their initial decision in recruiting procedure?
     
  2. nathanbookpro macrumors member

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    I don't about your experience, but for me, i attended a seminar at the Hilton Hotel, was selected for a one-on-one interview, and then required to fill out lots of forms for background checks, references etc, then I was called last week and told I have the job. And I start next Thursday.

    I'm a little confused though, the store isnt open, so I don't know where I need to go to on the day. I'm going to call later today and check out whats happening.
     
  3. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    You'll probably want to stop posting here then :(
     
  4. puercaeli thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not too sure but I think early start is for training. I believe initial training would not require actual store anyway. But true, store is far from being finished considering it will be opening in 19th June according to Sydeny Morning Herald.

    Thanks for sharing your experience
     
  5. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Who knows. I went in for the interview seminar, and was called back in for an interview a couple days later. Three days after my interview, I got the canned rejection email. I wish they told me *why* I was no longer considered, especially since I have retail experience in a computer store. Oh well. It was disappointing, but at least I can still post here. ;)
     
  6. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of companies use this process. It is not unusual to get through one stage of the application process and then be turned down after a face to face interview. They use each stage to whittle down the numbers further and further until they have the candidates that best suit the role.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    They'll tell you exactly when you're supposed to stop, actually. ;)
     
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    how would they know?
     
  9. nathanbookpro macrumors member

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    I don't mind.. i'd like to stay posting in here, but i'd rather the job :p

    and yes, i'll stop as soon as im instructed to do so. I was actually thinking about that and decided to read through all the fine print in the documentation I have so far, and at this point im fine.

    I don't think that SMH is correct, I'm fairly certain a definitive date has not been set.
     
  10. puercaeli thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did not have experience like yours but told there were 'better candidates'. Assuming what I heard in my second phone interview was right, I got a definite offer than rejected... Probably they reduced the number or sth.

    From what I have seen with my eyes store seems to be far from finished but 19/June date I was confirmed in second interview with 'someone' in America. But of course nature of these things mean that date may change.
     
  11. Vikash macrumors member

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    I have my first phone interview today, any tips?
     
  12. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    I know it's sort of clichéd, but be confident, and be yourself. In my experience, phone interviews usually don't have any hard-hitting questions.
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It isn't too unusual for companies to check the info on the application, so a wrongly transcribe number can cause some problems.

    Of simply that when they rechecked the stack of applications your fell into the cull file (aka, I like him but his references/work history aren't as strong as the others.)
     
  14. SongtotheKing macrumors member

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    Well from my research, i have learned that they could, pretty much, care less about ur retail experience. They want Apple enthusiasts. Apple can teach you retail but they cant teach you a passion for Apple.

    I have some retail experience and A LOT of Apple Passion. Ppl tell me that i should get in.... but we will see. Its kinda crazy... i just want to be a specialist.
     
  15. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    You're aware that you just resurrected a 2 year old thread? :p
     
  16. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Hey, at least SongtotheKing used the search feature! :p
     
  17. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Why Apple is just retail nothing special at all, might as well go work at Future Shop or something, and I doub't apple goes scouting through Macrumors asking for users ip address to find employees.
     

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