Job Interview Questions at Apple

atkins-bookshelf-educationCollege students are no strangers to high levels of stress and anxiety elicited by mid-term and final exams. Some of the more kind and empathetic professors share past exams or sample questions to minimize that emotional turmoil. After college, one of the most stressful situations that graduates confront is the very necessary but dreaded job interview. All that hard work in high school to get into a good college, and then four years of even more challenging studies come down to a 15- to 30-minute evaluation. Talk about pressure.

Wouldn’t it be great if companies shared their questions ahead of time, like those nice professors? Well, thanks to the team at, a website that publishes company information (salaries, biographies, employee reviews, rankings, and job postings), job seekers can review job interview questions that have been asked in the past by specific companies. These questions have been posted by people who have actually gone through the interview process. Here are some of the job interview questions you might be asked if you have an interview at Apple (remember, just be yourself — no pressure):

When did you go above and beyond for a customer?

Who is your best friend?

Do you have any questions for me?

Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it.

What is your favorite food?

Describe yourself, what excites you?

If we hired you, what do you want to work on?

Are you smart?

What are your hobbies?

What are your failures, and how have you learned from them?

Have you ever disagreed with a manager’s decision, and how did you approach the disagreement?

Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of.

Why should we hire you?

Describe a time you faced a challenge and had to overcome it.

Are you creative? What’s something creative that you can think of?

Describe a humbling experience.

What is your main weakness.

What’s more important, fixing the customer’s problem or creating a good customer experience?

You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?

What was your best day in the last 4 years? What was your worst?

Why do you want to join Apple and what will you miss at your current work if Apple hired you?

What would you be afraid or or nervous about if you worked at Apple?

What would you want to do 5 years from now?

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