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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.

Are you described as having integrity, personal accountability, excellence and a proactive thought process? Then you're exactly what Apple is looking for!

Human Resources

Have you got an eye for talent? HR might be the career for you. HR is responsible for hiring the talented people at Apple. They also help employees, assisting them in developing their skills and support them throughout their careers. From benefits to employee relations, HR covers it all to create a happy work environment that allows people to develop the products and experiences that we all love. You need people skills and experience in HR management, talent acquisition, training and development and salary to be a great candidate.

Information Systems & Technology

The IS&T team at Apple manages key business and technical infrastructure at Apple. They manage everything from online ordering to in store technology and processing sales; there are no arguments that the IS&T Team are an important part of Apple. To survive in the IS&T Team, you have to be a born problem solver that enjoys collaborating on the next big thing. To join the team, you need a wide knowledge in the fields of software development, network architecture and engineering, information security and systems engineering.


The Legal department helps Apple abide by the law around the world, confirming that every transaction is properly structured and all agreements are clear and effective. As a part of the team, you'll find yourself working in a variety of disciplines from Internet services and marketing communications to worldwide government affairs. Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented and exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills.


The Operations team makes sure that Apple's products become industry leading, delivered on time and on spec. They support the development, manufacturing, procurement and fulfillment of all things Apple so that stock can be quickly and effectively replenished at the Apple Retail Stores. Hopeful applicants have to have analytical and negotiation skills, strategic and tactical thinking and the ability to adapt to fast moving situations.

Real Estate & Development

The Real Estate & Development team is responsible for securing the best locations for the company, worldwide. Once secure, they source the high quality materials that transform these ordinary spaces into Apple Retail Stores or corporate offices. Combined with the Facilities team that keeps the locations running with everything from shipping to food service, they provide the environment that Apple conducts all its business from! You'll need experience in real estate and development to get through the door so keep that in mind.


Sales teams operate from corporate, retail or field locations to sell Apple products to a wide range of people from students to businesses. You need a combination of skills to consistently close deals to do well in Sales! Apple is looking for field, channel and enterprise sales leaders as well as strategy experts for their retail business solutions team.


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