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I was really excited to become an Apple Software Engineer. I had done a lot of research and I felt confident that it would be the perfect fit for me. But then, when it came down to the interview process, I realized how wrong my assumptions were. It’s never too late to change your mind though!
Here are 11 things you’ll want to know before you try out this job opportunity yourself:
1) The interview process is very rigorous (especially if you’re not experienced with coding). Expect at least three rounds of interviews- one technical and two behavioral- as well as a take home assignment in order to be considered for an offer.
2) If you don’t have any experience with coding, prepare to be asked coding questions in the interview. Even if you answer them, it doesn’t mean that your hireability is any higher.
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I don’t know as much about Apple software engineering as I thought.
Apple engineers are not just programmers, they do a lot of other things too.
In order to be an Apple engineer you need more than the technical skills, you also have to possess leadership and soft skills.
So if someone does not have these qualities it will be difficult for them to succeed in this field even with all their knowledge on how computers work or what programming languages there are out there available for use. You can teach yourself some basic coding language like HTML but when it comes down to understanding business strategies and being able to incorporate that into your code then that is something else entirely different altogether! And then there’s working in a team setting, which I have not done so far.
The process for getting hired by Apple starts off with an online application to their career web page and then you go through the interview process from there.
I was actually really shocked at how many people apply to be an engineer over there because when I took my test it seemed like the odds of me actually making it were slim. Everyone is vying to get in! But don’t lose hope if you’re still trying out this opportunity because as long as your skills are up to par then anything can happen! One person might think differently than another about what makes someone qualified, but that’s okay too – they’re just judging based on experience or personal preference alone so we should just focus on satisfying the interviewer and answering any questions they have.
I should also mention that I’m not sure if this is still true, but when I was getting ready to get into the interview phase of my application process there were only two engineers who had a technical interview. They both seemed like really nice guys so it didn’t matter too much which one you’re partnered up with for your interviews because it’s all going to be about how well you answer their questions and meet expectations in terms of the skills necessary for being an engineer at Apple! This is what made me feel good about myself while preparing.
When interviewing with them now though, every single person has gone through a technical interview even some people without computer science degrees or any engineering experience!
I’m sorry for the rambling but I just wanted to give you a heads up on what it might be like if you’re applying. Otherwise, keep interviewing and doing well! One day this will all make sense 🙂
The company is really nice and it doesn’t matter too much which one you’re partnered up with for interviews because they all want to know the same thing that you can answer their questions and meet expectations in terms of skills necessary as an engineer at Apple. This made me feel good about myself while preparing, but now when interviewing every single person has gone through a technical interview, even some people without CS degrees or any engineering experience! I’m sorry for rambling but I just wanted to give you a heads up on what might be like if your applying. Hopefully this will make sense soon 🙂
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I hope these tips were helpful and have helped you prepare for your interview with Apple!
As of right now, it seems like all companies are looking for engineers and the most popular one that is on every company’s mind is the beloved tech giant: Apple. There has been many job openings in their engineering department lately so hopefully this article will help out those who might be applying soon or already applied!
The first thing people should know before even trying to get an interview with them is that they don’t just want someone who can code amazingly – they also want someone who is a great culture fit. It’s not just about being the best coder, it’s about how you interact with people and if you can work well in this team environment.
11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Trying to Become a Software Engineer at Apple (Particularly If it’s Your First Job)
I am writing these things from my own personal experience as an engineer here; but also because I have helped many of my friends prepare for interviews with us! Some of them got jobs while some didn’t either way they were all very excited by their interview process! The first thing people should I wish I knew that Apple software engineers are really just glorified programmers. I wish I knew how to code before my job interview because it led me into a mess of confusion and frustration.
It took effort for me to learn everything on the job, but it was worth every minute of studying, asking questions, and talking with peers about what they were doing at work. My favorite projects so far have been working on the next generation gaming console and designing augmented reality features in iOS 11; both opportunities afforded by learning as much as possible from other members of the team. If you want to break out of your comfort zone (and get paid well) then this is a great opportunity.