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Jeff Campbell
04-13-2011, 12:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.cultofmac.com/want-to-get-a-job-at-the-apple-store-heres-what-the-interview-process-looks-like/88380' target='_blank'>http://www.cultofmac.com/want-to-ge...ooks-like/88380</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"For some people, getting the chance to work for Apple seems like one of the coolest jobs on the planet. Being surrounded by everything Apple. Super discounts on iMacs. Talking to customers about how incredibly magical the products are. If that all sounds awesome to you then go ahead and disregard the fact that it's easier to get into Harvard than to get hired by Apple. Here is Cult of Mac's first-hand look at how the Apple hiring process plays out."</em></p><p><img height="285" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1302485667.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="600" /></p><p>Surprisingly the blogger from Cult of Mac got pretty far in the process. I found this an interesting read, especially in that he actually was given an interview after they knew he was a writer for Cult of Mac. If you are planning on getting a job with Apple, or at least exploring it as an option, this does offer some good tips. And if you are just curious, its worth the read.&nbsp;</p>

Lee Yuan Sheng
04-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Four interviews for a retail job? I hope it's only an Apple thing, because to me that'd speak more about the economy than anything else...

Brad Adrian
04-13-2011, 06:50 PM
Four interviews for a retail job?
Welcome to the contemporary economy.

I found the article very interesting. However, I'm not convinced that the process described is all THAT different from other situations. Job interviews are always a bit quirky, and not all interviewers arrive on time or ask 100% appropriate questions. I don't doubt that Apple does like for candidates to be excited about the company and willing to drink at least a little bit of the corporate Kool-Aid, but LOTS of employers feel that way.

Lee Yuan Sheng
04-13-2011, 07:01 PM
Welcome to the contemporary economy.

Do you mean contemporary US economy, contemporary "western" economies, contemporary developed economies, or contemporary economies badly wrecked by the subprime fiasco? Because it's very different here...

Brad Adrian
04-13-2011, 09:42 PM
I guess I was referring to the generally sluggish Western economy, in which the unemployment rate has made the job market more of an employers' market than employees' market.