Does anyone think that this makes sense?

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    A Computer Science major at a university applying for a Specialist position at an Apple retail store, and they're desire career is not in retail.

    Does it make sense that someone in CS wants to help people and converse with others who are interested in technology and love those products as much as you? Even though it is a job in retail...

    Does it make sense to anyone?
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    If you are at university and want to earn some money to support yourself then it makes sense. Although, there are easier jobs to get than one at an Apple Store.

    However, if your only reason for applying is to "help people and converse with others who are interested in technology and love those products as much as you" then it is odd. Getting people to buy Apple stuff is hardly a noble quest to help them, and you'll find a lot of Apple Store employees know very little about technology and don't "love" Apple products, they are simply employed because they fit the image and smile a lot.

    If you want to help people do some volunteering, if you want to converse with techy-people talk to other CS majors.
     
  3. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Working at an Apple retail store has absolutely nothing to do with CS! If you're a CS major you really should know that.
     
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    ok, seriously, can you stop it already? you've already posted 3 threads on this topic, and it seems the mods deleted the first two. If i were an apple store manager looking at this thread i would not hire you.
     
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    If you're already graduated, then no it doesn't make sense. It might work if you can't find a job, and are just using the job as a temporary means of income, while at the same time looking for an actual full-time job.


    If you're in college, then sure, you have to pay the bills.
     
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    Given how most CS majors I've met are, I would say it is odd. Let's just say that people skills often aren't their strongest skills. :)
     
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    Well - our Moms think we are cool.
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    That's the most important thing, right? :)

    I do have to say physics majors are the strangest people I have ever known. Most I have met have brains operating on another level from most people. I can't say anything, though. I often say the reason I went into IT was that computers don't argue with me. And I can always pull the plug on them.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, find a different job.
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    "Mom always liked you best!!" :(








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  11. horseshu92girl, Aug 7, 2011
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    horseshu92girl thread starter Guest

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    Isn't it okay to rant?
     
  12. horseshu92girl thread starter Guest

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    You make a good point. I applied because I liked the products and I wouldn't mind helping customers out. Plus earning some income would help me with school too! The store's 5 minutes away from my school so it would have been a easy commute.
     
  13. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I don't see the obsession with people wanting to work in an apple store. Or how people who think they know about Apple computers could be a good sales person.

    It takes a lot more than knowing what the command key means to be good at working with the general public. That's what apple is looking for... not someone to "help the customers out". You need to be comfortable with the customers, know how and when you can upsell things, etc.
     
  14. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I majored in aerospace engineering before my career as a data center design engineer.

    A friend of mine majored in vocational counseling before her career in medical equipment sales.

    A co-worker of mine majored in biology before her successful career as a technical writer.

    If someone enjoys their job, who are we to challenge how they got there? You have to do what you love.
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Excellent observations.

    School is to teach you how to learn.

    Then you are well equipped to pursue the career of your choice.
     

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