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How to get a job at Apple: Essential tips for getting hired

By Lewis Painter | Oct. 20, 2016
Here are some tips and tricks.

How do I get a job at Apple? And what qualifications do I need to work for Apple?

Having Apple on your CV is quite a coup, and it's no surprise that many people want to work for the world's best tech company.

Apple is famous for being secretive, and in some ways this even extends to what it's like to actually work for the company. However, as the company has expanded (it now has more than 100,000 employees) it's become easier to get a clear idea of what Apple is looking for.

The great thing about applying to work at Apple is that it's all done from one place - there's no need to search endless job sites hoping to find an open position. Once you head over to the Apple careers page, you can browse jobs in both Retail and Corporate. Do you want to know how to get a job at Apple? Well, read on.

How to work for Apple | How to get a job at Apple: Retail

An Apple Store can be one of the best places to work in retail. No sales targets and a fun, relaxed work environment means you can spend all your time concentrating on the customers' needs without having to push expensive products on them.

Apple doesn't take just anyone, though; you need to be able to stand out from a crowd - especially since Apple goes through a lot of applicants to find the right person for the job. Apple tends to look for people that can deliver a great customer experience and really connect with people on a personal level. Qualifications-wise, Apple seems to welcome anyone and everyone as long as you prove that you have that seemingly indescribable Apple quality that the company is looking for.

We'll talk more about the interview process later in this article.

Read next: What's it really like working for Apple?

How to work for Apple | How to get a job at Apple: Corporate

Corporate Apple is where all the business-related action happens. For those of you that have the right experience in anything from design to human resources to sales, there's a career at Apple.

But what if you don't? After all, thousands of university students graduate every year with the knowledge to perform in corporate business but without the necessary experience to get their dream job. What's the alternative?

How to work for Apple | How to get a job at Apple: Internships

Internships can be a great way to get into the corporate Apple world without previous experience. Internships can be a unique opportunity, allowing you to get the experience that you need while being able to network and make connections.


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