passed background check = hired?

marcdlozano

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Hey guys, I'm new here! Anyhow last week I had an interview with the store manager and he told me he would send an email to conduct Apple's background check, which was last Friday. I completed the whole thing that same day but today Tuesday I received a phone call from another Apple Store to invite me to their hiring seminar. I let him know that I was highly interested but I was already doing a background check with another store. He said he was pretty bummed since he was very impressed with my resume and that I got "scooped" up by that store so I wouldn't need to do the seminar since I'm already done with the interview process. So from what I'm getting at is... am I pretty much a guarantee hire with the store I'm doing the background check with? I mean no reason for them to waste money doing background check on me if they weren't going to hire me (clean background). I do however hope I hear from this store soon so for some reason I'm not hired I can still attend the seminar. Any suggestions??
 

motulist

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just call them and ask. You can't be afraid to ask questions in business or you're not gonna last long.
 

marcdlozano

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I was going to call or at least email the manager back, but didn't want to do it just yet. From what I understand , it does take several days for the background check to process so I wanted to at least give it till tommorrow.
 

Gray-Wolf

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Call rather than e-mail. It shows your interested, and will follow up on things, and a phone call is more professional at this stage than an e-mail.
 

SDLSteve

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It really depends on what type of background check they do. If its a real one, it costs hundreds of dollars so if they are investing that type of money, I'd assume you are hired. Unfortunately, you'll never know what type of background check they do. Most businesses do bogus checks.
 

marcdlozano

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Ok guys, I just got notified that I will be attending training days in the following weekend so does that mean I am now hired? I haven't signed any paperwork or anything like a W-2 or the confideniality agreement. Anyone know if I can even continue to post here now? lol Sorry just confused a lil but excited at the same time!
 

JNB

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Well, that sounds pretty solid. It may be that the "training days" are a last gut check on you and your ability to work in their system before the "official" offer and paperwork. Maybe a conditional offer at this point? I'm a little surprised that they haven't made it plainer, though.

As far as your ability to frequent the forums, it's a "look, don't post" (mostly) policy. There are some exceptions, but they're narrow, and I wouldn't push it too much for a while. Besides, you'll be too busy ironing all those Apple t-shirts and reading employee manuals!

Congrats!
 

OutThere

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I'm not sure how Apple does it, but as far as I know most with most entry-level jobs you show up at the training and they hit you with all of the forms to fill out and everything you need to know.
 

motulist

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Ok guys, I just got notified that I will be attending training days in the following weekend so does that mean I am now hired?
Yes you're hired.

Companies don't waste money training people they aren't hiring. At most there may be a so called "trial period" during your first couple of weeks of work.
 

marcdlozano

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ok, thanks everyone for your help, just weird that i dont even know what position i'll be since i applied for both specialist and concierge so lol. but im sure paperwork will come along soon.
 

motulist

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ok, thanks everyone for your help, just weird that i dont even know what position i'll be since i applied for both specialist and concierge so lol. but im sure paperwork will come along soon.
They may not have even decided which job they're gonna give you yet, just that you seem like a good employee so they want you for either.
 

marcdlozano

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Really, well thats good to hear XD. Defintely excited and I dont mind whatever position of those 2 they offer me. I'm just hoping I can bank on a full-time position.
 

SDLSteve

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Ok guys, I just got notified that I will be attending training days in the following weekend so does that mean I am now hired? I haven't signed any paperwork or anything like a W-2 or the confideniality agreement. Anyone know if I can even continue to post here now? lol Sorry just confused a lil but excited at the same time!
Congratulations! I hope it goes great for you!
 

OutThere

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Really, well thats good to hear XD. Defintely excited and I dont mind whatever position of those 2 they offer me. I'm just hoping I can bank on a full-time position.
Even you don't get full time hours to start with you might be able to squeeze out extra hours by filling in for other people when they want days off/want to leave early or whatever. It looks good to want the extra hours, too.
 

marcdlozano

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Oh thats right, I can defenitely volunteer to work for someone else's hours if they call in or request day off. I want to be able to work as much as possible. BTW anyone know if the 2 training days are paid training? Sorry for all these questions guys lol