Job oportunities?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by leandromp, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. leandromp macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    I have a question.
    This is USA. Of course, english is not just an option is a priority. I came to this country a few months ago, and im learning it, really fast bdw, and my goal when i first came, was to work for Apple. This has been my dream for like 2 years (i know, it sounds crazy). But my english is not that great as everybody else that works there.

    Is that really fundamental for a Concierge personal?
    I mean, i dont think my english is bad, but theres time when i get so nervous and i become a mess. is this position good for me? or should i keep learning the language and then applied?

    Im in NY bdw. i was thinking on the store from 59st. Thanks!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    bdw = BTW?
    I'll be honest, giving where you are I think the accent and possible language barrier is going to be more tolerated. However, I would suspect that if you do not have a firm grasp of the English language then you may find yourself causing a customer to become annoyed. Customers want answers and it seems as though you can give them (based on your text) so I would certainly apply and see what happens. Ultimately, it's up to Apple to decide if you have a firm enough grasp of the language to deal with the public. They can't discriminate based on race or anything of the sort, but if you can't speak the language then they can most certainly say you do not meet the minimum qualifications to become a staff member.
  3. leandromp thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    Thank you for been so honest!
    BDW: By the way (which the correct way is BTW like you said).
  4. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005

    As a concierge, you pretty much are the FIRST face customer sees. You will be pretty much asked to do every position there is in the store. From troubleshooting, to creative-like work, to running simple tasks for customers (its not in your job description but thats what honestly what happens sometimes). Communication is KEY to the job. It is also a pretty stressful job because depending how busy your store can become you might have to be dealing with 10 people at a time but while trying to maintian your cool, while able to communicate clearly with customers.

    If I were you, if you are unable to handle stress too well and you really become a mess under it, I HIGHLY recommend you apply for another job in the store. The language barrier would only be half of the battle for you. I have seen people who cant handle stress too well and they just lose it to customers. I say go play with boxes if you really want a job with Apple.

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