Do you think I have a shot at a job in retail?

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  1. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

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    Any ideas? I have a huge passion for apple and to at least work in retail is my greatest goal. I know a lot about tech of Apple and have been told I have good people skills. One thing is in my town you have to be 18 to work there and when im 18 in a month right on my birthday im going in to apply.

    Think I have a shot?

    Thanks guys.

    Ethan
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If you have a pulse, you have a shot at a job in retail. Sometimes I question if even that's a requirement.
     
  3. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Like how would I go about getting a great shot? I'd do anything for this job currently. And people at my apple store are saying its hard to get a job there.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The ONLY thing you can do is apply when you are eligible.
     
  5. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand this, but is there anyway to really get their attention?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    When you go to an interview, show a passion for the products they sell.
     
  7. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But people have been telling me that talking more about people skills helps. Is this true instead of the passion?
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Make friends with the employees. The more that will vouch for you to the stores hiring manager, the more likely you are to get an invite to a hiring seminar.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You're worrying too much. There isn't much you can do to influence it. If there is an opening, you'll likely get the job.
     
  10. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I emailed T-cook going to see what he says.
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    LOL seriously? E-mailing Tim Cook isn't going to get you a low level retail job :rolleyes:
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If he responds, he'll likely tell you to apply and good luck.
     
  13. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just asked him on some tips to get their attention.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It's a retail job. Apply and if you get called in for an interview, do your best. That goes for any retail job. There's nothing special about Apple.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do not mention that if you get an interview. Jumping the chain is not a good way to get things done.
     
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    Your enthusiasm for the company could help you, but be careful not to over-do it.

    A good resume is key. Be honest, and explain the skills you have which are pertinent to the position.
     
  18. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha! Thanks so much for that! Sorry I'm just excited at even the thought on just working there.

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    Thanks for your helpful comment.
     
  19. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    I think you need to step back and calm down. It's a ****** retail job.
     
  20. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    go in dressed like an apple..
     
  21. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hate to break it to you, but all retail jobs are the same.
     
  22. ruvil macrumors regular

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    Sure, in a way, yes. But you can't compare an apple store to any other store. So it's not _just_ a retail job.
     
  23. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Tips?, here ya go!

    Shower, get a hair cut,brush your teeth, SMALL dab of Cologne, Talk intelligent,be polite,respectful, show a genuine desire to help them with their questions, if you don't know the answer, don't BS, get the answer.
    Wear your heart and desire on your sleeve, and enjoy your new career!
    Your first sale will lift your spirits,and your soul, and be your source of inspiration. Cream rises to the top, be cream!:cool:
     
  24. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It's a store, that is open certain hours, where people can come browse and/or buy something. Your job is to assist customers with questions about a product and hopefully make a sale. Sounds just like Sears, Best Buy, Apple, or even Lowe's.

    Sure enough, it's just a retail job.
     
  25. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes it is. The only thing that sets it aside is that kids really want to work there whereas no kid ever really gets all excited about working at say JC Penny.

    OP: follow most of the advice here and stop e-mailing the head honcho for application tips.
     

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