Since 2012 when I started working at Apple in iOS as a Software Engineer I’ve been asked many questions from “When is the next iPhone coming out?” to “Why is Apple Maps so bad?”. However the most enlightening questions inquire about my specific experiences and the culture there. As you may know, secrecy at Apple is so huge that the security wing of the company helped edit this post with some redactions:
If you read my last post on “How to get a Job in Silicon Valley” you might have wondered whether the strategies I discussed paid off in practice. Well, this week I’m following up on that post, walking through my real-life implementation of those tactics and briefly mentioning a few new ones. If you haven’t read the precursor to this post and just want to “get on with it” there are two ideas I discussed you should be aware of:
- I believe if your looking for a job within the next year you should foster every recruiter contact into a connection.
- There are three types of recruiters: cold caller, industry and company.