Posted by Willy Franzen on January 16, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
North Bethesda, MD
Aspen Hill, MD
|Sales Apprentice Computer, Hardware, Software, and Cloud Data Center Sales|
|Help Desk Support Technician Tier II - OCC PC|
|RETAIL APPLE COMPUTER TECH|
|Sterling Member Service Representative III|
|Apple Desktop Support Engineer|
Yesterday, we spent a good part of the day camped in front of our computers reading MacRumors.com’s live blog updates from the Apple Keynote at MacWorld Expo San Francisco. In case you aren’t a “macfanboy,” you should know that they announced the MacBook Air, updates to the iPhone and iPod Touch software, improved AppleTV functionality with downloadable movie rentals, and a wireless router/storage/backup device called Time Capsule. For some who were expecting more, yesterday’s products announcements were quite a disappointment, while for others, it was like Christmas morning all over again. Anyways, today’s event was a great display of how even huge companies can remain innovative, and that got us thinking about how a new college grad can snag a job at Apple.
Now, the problem with running Google searches for jobs at Apple is that Steve Jobs interferes with the results, a lot. Luckily, you won’t need Google to find Apple jobs, because Apple’s Job Opportunities Site is truly first class, like most everything else Apple does. In fact, it’s quite remarkable that they are able to present such a unified branding experience throughout their products, marketing, merchandising, customer service, and recruiting. It’s certainly something for all companies to aspire to.
When you navigate to Apple’s main jobs site, you have the choice between pro (this link shows you all the businesses areas in which Apple hires) and retail. We figure most of our readers will probably want to go pro, but there’s no shame in being a genius. Within the pro site, there is a section for new college grads, which can also be accessed directly from Apple’s main jobs page.
Apple’s site for college students is a bit sparse, but it has everything you’ll need to find a job at Apple. You can take a look behind the scenes at what it’s like for a new grad to work at Apple, or you can see if Apple will be visiting your campus – they’re on a serious campus tour between now and February. Most importantly, Apple has a a listing of all their entry-level jobs. Yes, finally, an employer who understands how hard it is for college students to figure out which jobs they are supposed to apply for. We tried to figure out (including creating our own query strings) how to search these listings for keywords, but we were unsuccessful. It’s only a few pages of jobs, and Apple has descriptive job titles, so it shouldn’t be too hard to scan through quickly.
Our only nit to pick with Apple’s careers site (besides not being able to search the entry-level jobs for keywords) is that it comes off as a little cold. There’s not a ton of information on the site, and part of us would like to see more friendly approach to recruiting, maybe with the addition of a blog or something. The other part of us thinks that it would take away from Apple’s cachet. Their online recruiting is completely fluff-free, and there’s something we really like about that.
Apple’s jobs site takes the guesswork out of the search for entry-level jobs. With clear job titles, excellent job descriptions, and a brilliant user interface, you should have no problem determining which job openings are worth applying for. Now go get a job at Apple so you can make all the disgruntled rumor mongers happy at the next MacWorld Expo.
Note: On April 23rd we revisited entry-level jobs at Apple.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
Did any of you notice that this was the second day in a row that we mentioned a site with “rumors” in the title? We hope we’re not turning into a gossip site.
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