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Tim & the Giant Apple

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Greg, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    How'd your interview with Apple go Tim?
    It was yesterday right?

    Hope it went well :cool:
  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    haha, thanks Greg :)

    well, i found out first off that i got through to the final 20 of a few hundreds applicants, so even if I don't get to the second interview, i'm still proud of myself and it made me feel like I was doing something right.

    i can't say what went on at the interview, nor what we were told, i am under a secrecy contract with Apple!

    but i will tell you this; there were a lot of douchebags.

    three or four people of the final 20 there knew nothing about what Macs were, nor what Apple really stood for, nor what they were looking to achieve.

    when asked which software they had some experience in on a Mac, they replied:

    "my sister is a graphic designer, so i watched her play on Adobe CS4"
    "i'm very capable in iTunes, system preferences and finder."


    they came to an interview at Apple, to sell Apple products, as an Apple specialist, knowing nothing about Apple!!!!!

    when i was asked "why do you want to work at apple, and what do your friends describe you as" i said confidently and plainly:

    "my friends mainly comment on my humour and honesty, and that is something i want to bring into being an Apple Specialist, as i know that when you come to apple with a question or a problem they always give you the right answer and tell you what's-what."

    The other questions I got asked are like, secret, and stuff, but i answered to the point and confidently, as well as linking in what Apple said they wanted in the candidate originally.

    oh, but there's one more thing. when asked "any more questions", one replied:

    "when will we get taught about what the products do?"
    "when a new product comes out how long is training before we start selling it?"

    i sound like an arsehole right now, don't i :p point is, i think i did okay, a lot better than i thought i'd do. there were some genuine candidates there, and there were some reasonably stupid candidates too! hopefully they see through all that and recognise who has the most potential, even if that turns out not to be me :)
  3. well good luck Timbo :) it would be great experience for you mate :D
  4. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Good stuff Tim, sounds like it all went well, you should have just told them the truth... you're an Apple FanBoy :p

    25 Signs That You Might Be An Apple Fanboy The UberReview

    Seriously though you probably know a hell of a lot more about the company and its products than most of the people in the interviews by the sounds of it, I'm sure Steve Jobs would hire you.
  5. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Nice stuff Tim. Weird that some candidates with no knowledge got through from 200 to 20 though.
  6. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Well, they obviously chatted shit through their CVs to get through.

    the people that sucked relied on sucking up to the recruiters, but i'll never know whether they'll see past that or not. :\

    sorry, i babble. your simple replies vs. my 500 word reply :p

    still no email off Apple yet :(
  7. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    These things can take a while Tim, try and be patient hopefully they will let you know either way!
  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    they said they'd contact by sunday...

    but best thing is, they just rung me!

  9. congrats Timbo :) just remember who your friends are when you get the staff discount card ;)
  10. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    Well done Tim (or should that be "Come on Tim!" As Wimbledon is on.)

    And... what Chris said about discount! :D
  11. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Nicely done Tim - fingers crossed for you on the second interview... when is it?
  12. remember Timbo :) staff discount ;) :D
  13. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Nice one Tim, said you did well from what you said about the first interviews! :D
  14. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Good work timbo!
  15. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    if by chance they have a quiet day my girlfriends mac book is in need of repair and our of warranty... ;)
  16. tim

    tim Senior Member

    there's an easy way through that tbwcf - say it did it itself. i dropped my macbook on the floor and the plastic came up and basically f*cked the cd-drive up, but i got a free repair bceause i said it did it automatically! :D
  17. so how long till your machine is fixed then Timbo? :)
  18. tim

    tim Senior Member

    it was done ages ago.... was £180 otherwise.

    and interview is tuesday @ 6. this time ill remember my keys so that i dont have to go to York to make sure i'm not on the streets all night :p
  19. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Good luck Tim, just relax! :)
  20. tim

    tim Senior Member

    that'll be easy! :p

    nah i'm feelng okay about it, there's no reason to stress, it doesnt get you anywhere right!? :)

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