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Interview with Apple
So I got dressed - not all that well, a light blue shirt, dark blue tie with red lines running across it, and the light colored pants, along with the sports jacket-esque thing.

The apple guy was nice, more or less. Apparently an engineer, and not a manager, so he said my resume would be forwarded to the managers for them to decide if they need someone with my skills.

"If you get a job at apple, you won't need to wear a tie again. We don't do that sort of thing here."

Odd questions asked includes:
1) Make a class with the first animal you think of. (This was rather icky - I don't know if I did what he was looking for. I made a class with a default contructor, a values contructor, and methods including moveCat, dyeFur, and incrementAge)
2) How many barbers do you think there are in america? (This one ended up needing some prompting from him to get me going in a better direction. I started off with number of towns in america, then dividing that number by a random number of barber to people ratio. But he suggested working with the number of people who needed a haircut, amount of time it took to do a haircut, and the number of time the barber's have.)

Normal questions included:
- What classes are you taking right now?
- Tell me about your jobs (Krannert, and random programming projects...)
- So you've used mac: which ones? (PowerPC, dual processor G4, iBook G4)

The whole interview was relatively informal... at least, there was no icky grilling.

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I was a bit surprised though - there was less about technical stuff - and the job catagory I was interviewing for was Hardware Engineer: specifically, Systems Test. Although he noted that there's programming everywhere - so scripting skills was good.

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selphish From: selphish Date: December 9th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, those are some weird questions. I know I wouldn't have known what to say.

I hope you get the job. :)
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 9th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, thanks. I doubt I will though, 'cause while technically it's my field, I don't have a lot of experience in the area... Unless they don't mind newbies learning as they go... :: shrugs::

p_trekkie From: p_trekkie Date: December 9th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fermi estimates (e.g. number of ____ in ____, other wildly approximate estimates) are fun! They are also favorite questions for PhD defenses, I'm told.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 9th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe. The more annoying part was trying to figure out a way to get a good estimate. ::makes a note to self to look up the word "Fermi" which reminds him all too much of Fungus, or.. Mario and the mushroom kingdom.::
p_trekkie From: p_trekkie Date: December 9th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fermi=Enrico Fermi, a famous physicist
xella From: xella Date: December 9th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
STE, eh? Good luck! ^^ STE is fun... at least for me =X (my father had me test WoW on some "undescribable" laptop once).
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 9th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, thanks. "undescribable"~ eh?
tinkleneko From: tinkleneko Date: December 10th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
"If you get a job at apple, you won't need to wear a tie again. We don't do that sort of thing here."

Ahahahaha....!!!! HAHAHA!! *falls over... laughing...*
porsupah From: porsupah Date: December 11th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
at least, there was no icky grilling

No.. that comes with the formal interview. *grin*

Whenabouts might you hear if they're interested in taking matters further?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: December 11th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh, there's going to be more interviews? Ewie... :: makes a face::

Mmm, I was told that if they don't want me, I'll hear within a week. Otherwise... :: shrugs::
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