What are the qualifications for work at Apple store?

bobscliff

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In the future, i may apply. I'm no iGary, but i do know the product line pretty obsessively, and i think i'd be a good salesmen seeing as i've been a customer myself there dozens of times, i know the do's and don'ts. I wonder what exactly the qualifications are. Anyone apply or work at an apple store?
 

iMatt mini

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I'm sort of wondering the same thing. I signed up for the job listings email from Apple and I keep getting an email about a job that would fit my schedule but I don't know if I'm old enough. Can a 16 yr old get a job there or do you have to be 18? I couldn't find it anywhere on the website or anything about applying for a job, maybe I just missed it.
 

iMatt mini

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clayj said:
You do have to be 18, though. I think they're pretty strict about that.
:/ I'll probably never work there then, I won't be 18 til I'm in college, and after that I need a real job. :rolleyes:
I really want to work there...One time, I tested the guy working there and I looked to see how much RAM was in one of the iMacs, saw 1 GB and said "can you tell me how much RAM this computer has?" just like a question from a potential buyer and he goes "let me see...*checks HD space*, uh, looks to be about 60 GB"
And I gave a :eek: face, wow, thats big. And walked away with a smirk on my face. :)
 

ZoomZoomZoom

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You can probably work there for a year or two, even in college. Chances are you won't get a "real job" until your soph/jr year, since seniors and juniors have the upper hand with internships.

I'm a sophomore next year and going to be part of campus police. Apart from the fact that I think I look good in uniform, it'll be some extra cash in my pocket before I hit up the career fairs in the fall and spring for a summer internship in business.
 

iMatt mini

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ZoomZoomZoom said:
You can probably work there for a year or two, even in college. Chances are you won't get a "real job" until your soph/jr year, since seniors and juniors have the upper hand with internships.

I'm a sophomore next year and going to be part of campus police. Apart from the fact that I think I look good in uniform, it'll be some extra cash in my pocket before I hit up the career fairs in the fall and spring for a summer internship in business.
Except "Local Apple Store" most likely won't be one of the main criteria for college looking. ;) I'll be lucky if there is one nearby and I'll definitely apply but I doubt there will be.
 

amateurmacfreak

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From what I can tell, people under 18 really never get hired, though I don't believe it's a company policy. More of an unwritten rule, possibly???

Overall I think that's good, but.... sucks for me. :rolleyes:
 

Chaszmyr

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iGary said:
I'm pretty sure you have to have tattoos, piercings and an odd haircut. Seems the qualifications at our Apple store.
I knew a girl who worked at an Apple Store who got a nose ring, and the store made her remove it.
 

BakedBeans

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bobscliff said:
I'm no iGary./QUOTE]

:confused:

Gary has become some sort of deity around here. It seems I can't go into a thread without seeing someone saying something about iGary or is it "name dropping".

Sorry Gary, I think your a nice guy and all, I mean you no disrespect, but this is become farcical. It's like you have a little following.

I heard God speaking to Jesus and he said "I'm no iGary but I create everythingness"

:D
 

kalisphoenix

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The apparent requirements for any customer service job in the computer sector seem to be retarded. BGSU, the last school I went to (ie, College 3.0), had a Residential Computing Connection, or some ******** like that. One of my teachers turned on his computer (a Powerbook) and kept hitting "invalid security certificates" as he showed us things on the internet we were supposed to absorb.

He finally got so frustrated he called RCC, who sent up two busty young lasses with DSL's who, I **** thee not, could not figure out the problem. Then I pointed it out: "The clock is set incorrectly" and explained to them that when the battery runs down and the powerbook isn't plugged in, the time resets to a ridiculous date. And then they looked at me with their bovine eyes and said, "What? That doesn't matter...." and continued to fiddle around for five minutes before leaving in confusion.

Then I stood up, walked over to the desk, and fixed the problem in ten seconds.

*sighs*
 

Deepdale

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Basic qualifications would be a discernible pulse, coupled with a willingness to tell every prospective customer that there is simply no way for their life to have real meaning unless they agree to buy .Mac.
 

clayj

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Deepdale said:
Basic qualifications would be a discernible pulse, coupled with a willingness to tell every prospective customer that there is simply no way for their life to have real meaning unless they agree to buy .Mac.
This is true. The guys at the Apple Store here in Charlotte like me enough to remember me when I go in, but they HATE that I never buy any add-ons (beyond what I've already decided I need), .Mac, or AppleCare. They do like that, as a former Microsoft employee, I've embraced Macs as much as I have. ;)
 

63dot

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clayj said:
True, but there are people here who USED to work there.

You do have to be 18, though. I think they're pretty strict about that.
what, they sell porn and cigarettes there?
 

it5five

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Probably because people feel more comfrotable talking to an adult about a very expensive purchase like a computer. I know I wouldn't like to go in to an Apple Store and have a 16 year old in charge of my transaction.

I also don't like working with people under 18 for some reason.
 

Unspeaked

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Regarding some earlier comments about needing a "real job" after college, I think several Apple employees would take offense to that.

There are many people I've see working there that are 35+ and surely are supporting (or trying to support) a family with their income...
 

63dot

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it5five said:
I also don't like working with people under 18 for some reason.
one defense lawyer on nancy grace (cnn show) said if all males between early pubery (12 or 13) up to age 18 were all just locked up in cages, 90% percent of all american violent crime would disappear :)

i was a law abiding youngster, except for when i got my license and being the 1970s, and i guess "now", watching dukes of hazzard was a major influence on me, and my driving from 15 1/2 years of age to about 17 1/2 (when something stupid happened)

i found out regular cars to do get "air", ala dukes of hazzard, unless:

1) you have a specially modified lighter weight car with a more powerful engine
2) you are a trained stuntman
3) there are no cops around
 

eva01

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All i know is be prepared to wait a couple weeks for them to call you.

I applied i think at the beginning of august or something of the sort and they just called me 3 days ago for an interview, even thou I already accepted a job at another hospital. Where it took them a total of 3 business days for a call back, interview, and job offer.

Apple took about 3 weeks.

You would think they would be a bit more streamlined than that.
 

virus1

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clayj said:
True, but there are people here who USED to work there.

You do have to be 18, though. I think they're pretty strict about that.
ya thats what pisses me off so much. one day i walked around helping customers with thier issues or purchases, and then the manager told me off so i left and since only go there when i really want to. (ive gotten it down to once every two weeks or so:p )

but the non management staff still like me ;)
 

mduser63

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Deepdale said:
coupled with a willingness to tell every prospective customer that there is simply no way for their life to have real meaning unless they agree to buy .Mac.
It's strange because when I bought my iMac at the Apple Store in June, no one even so much as mentioned .Mac. At that time, I might have actually bought it at the discount price, but I didn't think of it either. The guy did mention AppleCare, but he didn't push it. I just told him I'd probably get it later (which I did).