Apple Seminars so Desappointment !!!!!

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  1. Pesinet macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    Yestarday i was in a Seminars-Interview at the apple store, was 2 h talking stupid things and nothing about tech skill or something relay to Mac OS X or so, most of the people there have not knowledge about apple platform, was around 25 people and i am pretty much sure that 5 know something about apple OS. I was applaying for Genius, i hold Certification from Apple, but they don't want skilled people, they want CLOWN to sell in the circus. I am so desappointment, they don't even look my resume, just want sellers. I can't believe what i went through.

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  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    for what store was this, just out of curiosity?
     
  3. Pesinet thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. shaunomacx macrumors member

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    they want people who can sell, not show off to customers or talk tech and make them feel stupid.

    If you love Apple dont diss them based upon one experience applying for a job that you claim (and if you are) to be way over qualified for.

    just apply for a genius job instead next time around.
     
  5. Pesinet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I applayed for a Genius, that is the funny part.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Yeah, they want people that can sell the Apple retail experience, most of which is based around personal interaction with the people that visit the store, specifically not approaching customers as "sales" or having "skilled people" give impersonal tech support.

    Tech skills alone will not get anyone a job at an Apple retail store.

    Did they give you guys a credo card by chance?
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    As someone involved in client-facing technical hires, I could honestly give two hoots about someone's specific skill. That can be taught, but the needed personality can't.

    I'm more interested in how they are likely to deal with the public, how good of a fit into my team they are, and whether they can be taught the technical side. Current, specific skills are a benefit, not a requirement.

    Apple retail is the same way, as you're going to be expected to represent Apple, not impress anyone with your technical abilities.
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Don't be so "desappointed," Pesinet. If I was an employer, and I received an "Applaycation," I'd be pretty confused. Perhaps they were just confused?
     
  9. Kinderhauz macrumors member

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    Pesinet what is your first language? Maybe they were worried about there being too much of a communication barrier.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm guessing that is reason #1 of many.
    The temper would be the second.
     
  11. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    exactly. that's why i asked what store it was for - i didn't want to say anything in case it was one outside of the u.s., but difficulty writing english correctly would be a big issue to begin with...
     
  12. Barry N macrumors member

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    :D
     
  13. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Indeed, as well as not being able to understand how the internals of Apple Stores work.

    They know what they are doing far more than most people want to give them credit for. The people that work there are good at what they do, but they are good people that know and understand Apple and their company culture first, then they are talented in what they do.

    They hire you based on how relatable you are, and how you talk to customers and how you will get along with the other employees and customers FIRST, then see what your talents are and place you accordingly.

    And no matter what you apply for, they will put you where they think you should go, not where you want to be placed. It's still a retail job, not a corporate one. And even if you wanted to work for Apple corporate, you would do better to start at the retail store.
     
  14. charliecrosslan macrumors newbie

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    Is that English? 'I am so desappointment'

    that makes no sense, maybe they were looking for someone who could speak English, or type properly?
     

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