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vtboyarc
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Apr 14, 2011, 05:28 PM
 
Hi All,
A couple weeks ago I put in an online app to be a specialist (retail job) at an Apple store. I had my iPhone in another room, and just saw that I missed a call, I listened to the voicemail, which said: "This is *name* with technical resources, I looked over your resume and wanted to know if you are still interested in a job, I currently have a position with Apple computers that I wanted to speak to you about, under the MobileMe department at Apple." Goes on to say please call him back when I can if I'm interested, etc.

Before I call back, I want to know what to expect - I haven't used MobileMe extensively, and this doesn't sound like a job in retail(?). Can anyone tell me what I would be doing with this job? Thanks!

p.s. I don't mind that it's not a job in retail, if it isn't! I'm just trying to get an idea of what to expect before I call him back.
     
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Apr 14, 2011, 05:36 PM
 
Last I heard, Apple is looking for people to help redo the mobileme platform. Perhaps you put down that you have some tech help experience, and they want you to do online and or phone support for people using mobile me?
     
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Apr 14, 2011, 05:37 PM
 
Or you could just call and ask...

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Apr 14, 2011, 10:02 PM
 
Calling back and asking is probably the best idea before they move onto someone else.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 05:25 AM
 
Get in there!! Cloud based stuff is going to be the rage for a while, you could work on some interesting stuff. Ever do any storage work? Apple just bought 12 petabytes of disk.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 05:37 AM
 
You applied for a retail position. Like they're going to offer you a high paying engineering job. It's for a call person for telephone support/online support for MobileMe. Maybe even a work from home deal.

     
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Apr 15, 2011, 06:22 AM
 
They're just trying to sell you an iPad2, I wouldn't call back.
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Apr 15, 2011, 10:18 AM
 
Did he actually say Apple Computers? Because they aren't called that anymore.

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Apr 15, 2011, 10:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by freudling View Post
You applied for a retail position. Like they're going to offer you a high paying engineering job. It's for a call person for telephone support/online support for MobileMe. Maybe even a work from home deal.

That's what I'm guessing.
     
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Apr 15, 2011, 10:25 AM
 
And technically the company was never called Apple Computers because there was no s in the old name.

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Apr 15, 2011, 07:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Did he actually say Apple Computers? Because they aren't called that anymore.
yeah! That is exactly how he worded it...perhaps it wasn't even Apple, but maybe some other tech place that saw my resume from saw online place...?
I do have a Bachelors degree, btw
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 06:32 AM
 
So what happened?
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 04:08 PM
 
Are you sure the job was for a retail position at a B&M Apple Store, or was it for the on-line Apple Store? Do you still have the job description?
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 04:33 PM
 
If he applied to an Apple job listing on a public job site a poacher of that kind of info could be trying to fool people looking for jobs with Apple. But if he applied through Apple's internal website and got a call back, it would have to be some kind of legitimate response unless Apple has a major security problem. And we know that's possible because someone gained write access to the official iPhone unlock database for at least a while just recently.

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Apr 22, 2011, 05:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
someone gained write access to the official iPhone unlock database for at least a while just recently.
Not necessarily. Could be rogue employees at any iPhone reseller or telco who has the ability to whitelist handsets. This is easier in countries where they already sell unlocked models. If Apple did not cross-check the IMEIs against, for example, an at&t-provided subscriber handset (IMEI) list, then it's no surprise the unlocks would go through.
     
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Apr 22, 2011, 06:57 PM
 
But they need some kind of iTunes central database access because that's how the unlock was getting applied, right?

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Apr 22, 2011, 07:21 PM
 
Not the sellers like cutyoursim, just some employees with access to do what they'd do for their own UK et al customers: add handsets to the whitelist. That does imply some sort of access to Apple's database, but I'm sure it's sandboxed.
     
   
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