Getting a Job at an Apple Retail Store

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by longhorn777, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. longhorn777 macrumors newbie

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    I have been dreaming to work for Apple and was looking for advice on getting a job at an Apple Retail Store.

    There's a store here in Austin, TX (The Domain), that opened not too long ago and has some openings. I'm only 19, so I know I don't have a ton of options. I am incredibly interested in the "Business Partner" position, as I started my own business a year ago, and want to work in the business field. But I think that they're looking for someone who is older and has more experience. And I really do not just want to be a basic cashier. I think I have more experience in the professional field to do that.

    Basically, do any of you have any advice on the best way of getting a job? I applied online a couple of months back, but as often with applying online, I haven't heard anything back. Should I come to the store and ask to speak with a manager and give them my resume in person?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    If you don't have any experience in retail its going to be tough to get them to give you a look.
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    The manager will refer you to the web site. Like most employers nowadays you will need to apply online, Then if they like your application they will give you a phone interview and then pass everything along to a district or store manager.


    Only advice I have is to make sure your resume looks stellar.
     
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Make sure your resume looks good. If they give you an online application take any personality tests very, very seriously. Find out the manager's name and call 3-4 days after you've submitted your application to follow up. Don't go in with an attitude of "I only want this job, not this one" or have an inflated payscale expectation.

    I've never run an Apple store but I did 3 years as a manager for Borders, and most of the above advice is pretty universal for making a good retail impression. Personality tests are very important, often stores are restricted or strongly encouraged to only hire people who score above a certain level, so make sure you don't start it, wander off to do something else, then come back to it...i've seen really qualified people's applications come up as reds (do not hire in the borders system) because they just didnt take the questions seriously.
     

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