Bring your experience to life.
Whether this will be the first interview of your career or simply the latest, chances are there’s something here for you.

Before Your Interview

Be ready to talk about yourself. And be yourself.

Prepare to explain what you do day-to-day in your latest role, and how it relates to the requirements laid out in the job description — how your skills and experience make you a qualified and competitive candidate.
Discuss specific examples from your work experience — important projects, challenges you’ve learned from, and so on.
The hiring team wants to get to know the real you, so don’t worry about saying what you think they want you to say.
For onsite or virtual interviews, plan to wear whatever you think presents your best self in a work context.

Demonstrate your expertise specific to the role.

As part of the interview process, you’ll be expected to share your relevant expertise. For certain roles, you may also be asked to prepare and deliver a relevant presentation, case study, or technical assessment — or to participate in writing or coding exercises. If so, your recruiter will provide more information so you can prepare.

Prepare for a virtual interview with real preparation.

Do what you can to choose a quiet space for your interview. One where you can communicate clearly and, ideally, without interruptions or distractions. Make sure that the space is comfortable for you and sets you up to have a great conversation.
On the day of your interview, make sure you have the link to the virtual interview. Preview the link to confirm that it’s working and check that your equipment and internet connection are ready as well.

Ask your recruiter for accommodations, if needed.

At Apple, we’re not all the same. And that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think. Because to create products that serve everyone, we believe in including everyone. Therefore, Apple is committed to working with candidates with disabilities and providing reasonable accommodations.

During Your Interview

Start strong.

It’s good to arrive early for an onsite or virtual interview — 15 minutes beforehand is common.
Present the best version of yourself. Just be you — how you normally would be at work.

Prepare for questions about how you’ve performed in the past.

By the time you interview, Apple already has most of the basic facts about your work history, so prepare for more open-ended questions about how you’ve performed previously. Here are a few examples of common interview questions:

“Tell me about a time when you had to work with a team to accomplish a goal?”
“Give me an example of when you worked under pressure to meet a deadline?”
“What areas do you think you need to develop further?”

Ask your own questions.

Toward the end of the interview, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions. Feel free to use this time to ask about the role in general and what success looks like in that role. You can also ask about culture and community at Apple, and learn how our values may align with your own.

This is about you and Apple — that’s it.

As we mentioned in the email we sent about your upcoming interview, your interviewer is interested in your experience and skills relevant to the role. They’re not interested in sensitive material such as confidential information or intellectual property related to other people or employers. Please be respectful of sensitive material you may have, and don’t share it.

After Your Interview

Next steps.

When your interview finishes, you’ll be given guidance about what happens next. If you aren’t, follow up with your recruiter.

Be patient.

Though the interview process may be over for you, it’s not necessarily over for the hiring team. Allow the interview process to continue as the team considers their part of the experience, as well as all their regular work and travel. If you have any questions about the process, reach out to your recruiter.