Apple store interview, wearing an Apple shirt?

Would it help or hurt someones chances of getting a Job at Apple

  • Wearing the shirt HELPS

    Votes: 12 13.3%
  • Wearing the shirt HURTS

    Votes: 78 86.7%

  • Total voters
    90

alienex

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Feb 11, 2005
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What do you guys think if a person went to interview at an Apple store, be it a group interview wearing a black shirt with a white Apple logo in the middle.

Would this make the person stand out in a positive way?
Would it make them seem to fit in more?
or is this interview suicide?
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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They want balanced interesting people who, whilst passionate about the product, are not scary fanatics (and, yes I do have Apple tshirts). If you would not wear it to any other interview, don't wear it to Apple.
 

grockk

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Mar 16, 2006
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Who wears a T-shirt to an interview? Dress to impress. once you get the job you can wear whatever you want but until then...
 

alienex

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Feb 11, 2005
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I was under the impression Apple interviews are a casual thing. You dont want to look too dressed up..

I agree. Apple's site kinda gave me a false sense of dressing casual. I wonder if jeans and a dressy shirt will suffice? What do you think?
 

Macky-Mac

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May 18, 2004
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alienex said:
I was under the impression Apple interviews are a casual thing. You dont want to look too dressed up..

I agree. Apple's site kinda gave me a false sense of dressing casual. I wonder if jeans and a dressy shirt will suffice? What do you think?

I think khakis instead of jeans would be better
 

Copland

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May 26, 2006
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I'm not sure it's such a great idea to wear an Apple shirt. They will probably be freaked out. At a lot of the Apple stores I've been to, the employees don't know too much about macs (the Geniuses do, luckily)
 

realityisterror

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Aug 30, 2003
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Hmm...

Have you considered jeans and perhaps a black turtleneck? Dress for success?

:rolleyes: ;)

Honestly though, if it were me hiring, I'd think it was a little cheesy... Just be yourself :)
 

xfiftyfour

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Apr 14, 2006
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even if a t-shirt WERE acceptable dress for the interview, the ploy probably wouldn't come across very genuinely.. more like a kiss-butt, juvenile ruse....

well, in my opinion, anyway, lol. ;)
 

Eduardo1971

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Jun 16, 2006
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grockk said:
Who wears a T-shirt to an interview? Dress to impress. once you get the job you can wear whatever you want but until then...
Agreed.

Now I know its a retail store, but don't potential job seekers dress up? A T-shirt? To an interview???:eek:
 

katie ta achoo

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May 2, 2005
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While Apple is laid back (if you wear a nice Tshirt and nice jeans, you'll be cool) isn't wearing an Apple shirt to an Apple interview a bit like wearing a Pink Floyd Tshirt to a pink floyd concert.

I'd just go for a nice polo and jeans combination. Nice-ish shoes, too.

Good luck! If you do get the job, bye! (You can't post here anymore.)
 

Acehigh

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Mar 5, 2006
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alienex said:
What do you guys think if a person went to interview at an Apple store, be it a group interview wearing a black shirt with a white Apple logo in the middle.

Would this make the person stand out in a positive way?
Would it make them seem to fit in more?
or is this interview suicide?

Wear a Next COmputer shirt lol
 

Acehigh

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Mar 5, 2006
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medea said:
Not only should you wear the shirt you should accessorize.

Are those shoes REAL? They look like Air max 90s or so or maybe 180s because of the smaller bubble window...
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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i would not wear it, as i can't see it helping very much, other then something to break the ice of the interview. But i can see it hurting you making you seem like an addict, but honestly i would hope Apple being the company who can look past your clothes as see the real you. How ever i know each store is different, with different people
 

alienex

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Feb 11, 2005
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realityisterror said:
Hmm...

Have you considered jeans and perhaps a black turtleneck? Dress for success?

:rolleyes: ;)

Honestly though, if it were me hiring, I'd think it was a little cheesy... Just be yourself :)

I did consider that lol. I dressed up fairly nice. It was a group interview, I did well. We shall see.
I wanted to say thanks to everyone for their input and help. I took your advice and I feel you made the right call.
 

gekko513

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Oct 16, 2003
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How come dressing in an apple shirt would be seen as sucking up, but dressing up more than regular isn't? I don't have any advice on this, I'm just asking.