Getting hired at an Apple store.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by FenixStryker, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. FenixStryker macrumors newbie

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    Do you guys know what exactly they look for? Because I've been trying desperately to get hired and obviously it hasn't worked out. Do you need connections to even be considered? It's starting to bug me because I know they still have positions open at the store near my campus.
     
  2. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    There doesn't seem to be any real guidelines. You don't need to know anyone to get in.

    It's fundamentally down to how you get on with the people around you, including the interviewers.

    Contribute, listen, speak positively. Relax and try and be natural. Try not to appear overeager.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried applying at other retail stores?
     
  4. FenixStryker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but again no response so far. Actually-- There was one store that replied however I literally had no way to get there plus my class schedule would make getting shifts impossible.

    I live in Connecticut so there is only so many stores here.
     
  5. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    I have the perfect background for :apple: and they didn't hire me so good luck with that!
     
  6. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    I applied to my local Apple Store in August, and received a interview opportunity a few days later (unfortuantly I didn't pass onto the second interview). I reapplied again last week, and scored another interview thursday.

    After speaking to a few employees, and hearing what the team leaders had to say, it comes down to your personality (tech knowledge can be taught to you).

    The best way I could put it would be to walk into your local Apple store and observe the employees. See how they interact, and observe their personalities.
     
  7. sk1wbw Suspended

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    The people who run Apple stores haven't a single ****ing clue what they are looking for. Seems that actually using Apple hardware isn't a good thing. I learned BASIC on an Apple // and have been using Apple hardware longer than any Apple store employee has been alive. I would think that using the stuff you're responsible for selling would be a bonus, but no.
     
  8. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I dunno, you sound too smart for your own good, technically skilled, and nerdy. You need to dress more hip, be more desperate for a job, and be more willing to zip your lip and gladly take on any cruddy role or shift that is given to you - and never talk back. I'm pretty sure those are more attractive qualities for a potential retail employee to a hiring manager.

    :apple:
     
  9. sk1wbw Suspended

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    I did plenty of that during my 20 year Navy career. :) And Apple employees are dressed like ****. Jeans and blue Apple shirt isn't hip.
     
  10. D.T. macrumors 604

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    I went in without pants and got hired on the spot. Wasn’t even looking for work, so I had to decline the offer.
     
  11. sk1wbw Suspended

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    Maybe it was the crotchless leopard skin sprint tights that did it?
     

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