There are so many options - which career should I take?
When it comes to Apple Corporate, there are many paths you can take. Deciding on what best suits you is important:
Hardware engineers work on all Apple products -- from the Mac to the iPod and everything in between. Engineers create the product line up that millions of people around the world love and that's not an easy job. You need to be innovative, creative, talented and have the drive to do well in hardware engineering. Well, that and knowledge of industrial engineering, silicon engineering, wireless engineering or specialised engineering.
Software engineers are the brains behind the beauty that is OS X/iOS. Without software engineers, we wouldn't have the revolutionary operating systems that we have today complete with apps like FaceTime, Safari and iTunes that we've come to love. To thrive in software engineering, you have to be a self-motivated team player, smart and ambitious. It's a quickly evolving area to work in and you have to have expertise in protocol stack development, wireless systems architecture, location technologies, telephony software engineering and mobile applications & frameworks engineering.
Without a meticulously planned out marketing plan, Apple wouldn't be the company that it is today -- iPhones and iPads don't just appear y'know. The Apple marketing department has been described as having a "passion for innovation" and an "uncompromising commitment". Do you have what it takes to join the team? They look for people that go the extra mile and think both creatively and strategically. Got that? You can join the team that controls everything from product marketing to developer relations and public relations to marketing communications.
Design is arguably one of the most important areas at Apple. Without the outstanding designs of everything from the iPod to the Apple Watch, Apple wouldn't be Apple. It doesn't stop there though -- designers also create the intuitive user interfaces that we all love. The design team is said to be one of the smartest, most dedicated teams of people on Earth! If you've got the skills to design hardware, packaging, communications or user interfaces then you might be able to join the elite.
Merchandising is another essential part of the success of Apple, namely its online and retail stores. The ingenuity of the team has lead to a fantastic place for customers to shop both physically and electronically. Apple is looking for people that are passionate about tech, creative and skilled in merchandising -- namely assortment selection, placement, pricing, promotion and visual standards. You also need experience as product or carrier merchants, retail demo managers or signs and visual field managers. Got that? Well, looks like merchandising might be for you!
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