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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.

Marketing

Without a meticulously planned out marketing plan, Apple wouldn't be the company that it is today. 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

Design is 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

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!

Product Management

Product managers are a critical part of Apple's global sales strategy and online presence. They're in charge of providing sites and apps with cutting-edge features and functionality by coordinating with teams of engineers, project managers, merchandisers and designers.

Product managers make sure that teams are building an online experience that Apple is happy to put its name on - no easy feat. To get a job in product management, you need to have a strong track record in online commerce and the ability to deliver great user experiences.

Customer Service and Support

Apple is famed for its high standards of customer service, product aftecare and support. The company has a global service network that includes repair centres, corporate retail support and dedicated call centres for AppleCare customers, to name a few. Key functions in this career include hardware and software troubleshooting, planning, procurement, training and customer care.

If you've got the technical ability and the customer service skills to match, you'll do well in customer service and support.

Finance

Well, someone needs to look after Apple's billions, don't they? The finance department manages all Apple's financial activities and is an important partner in all sides of business, from engineering to marketing. There are positions available in corporate accounting and financial planning and analysis as well as roles that support R&D, sales and retail.

 

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