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You're required to submit your CV and a Cover Letter at the first stage of the application process. The Cover Letter consisted of a few questions.

How to respond for success

As I was applying for an entry-level design role, I made sure to include all my relevant design roles, university projects, design hacks and even my part-time job and how that had helped with improving my interpersonal skills. Apple is a huge company that will receive many applications so when answering questions I tried to be as concise and unique as possible in order to stand out. Always make sure you're thinking outside of the box and being forward-thinking.

Expect a 1-month wait before progressing to the next stage.

Portfolio review

If your CV and Cover letter are successful, you will be required to send over your portfolio too.

How to respond for success

If you feel as though you don't have many design projects, focus on quality over quantity and make sure those design projects you do have are detailed. You'll usually have to go through your portfolio with whoever is hiring you (in most design roles), so make sure that you're confident with speaking through your work too.

Expect a 1-month wait before progressing to the next stage.
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You'll get first hand advice about habits for success and work culture.

Portfolio review

If your CV and Cover letter are successful, you will be required to send over your portfolio too.

How to respond for success

If you feel as though you don't have many design projects, focus on quality over quantity and make sure those design projects you do have are detailed. You'll usually have to go through your portfolio with whoever is hiring you (in most design roles), so make sure that you're confident with speaking through your work too.

Expect a 1-month wait before progressing to the next stage.

Assessment Day

The final stage is the assessment day. This may take up the whole day, consisting of group activities followed by individual interviews.

How to respond for success

There's not much preparation to do as you aren't told exactly what you'll be taking part in for the day. My advice is to come across confident but not overconfident. Make sure your ideas are heard but make sure you're open to hearing others too. Be as active as possible, make friends and just enjoy yourself too!

Expect a 1-month wait before progressing to the next stage.
Full process available
You'll get a detailed description of the final stages of this application
Full advice available
You'll get first hand advice about habits for success and work culture.

Assessment Day

The final stage is the assessment day. This may take up the whole day, consisting of group activities followed by individual interviews.

How to respond for success

There's not much preparation to do as you aren't told exactly what you'll be taking part in for the day. My advice is to come across confident but not overconfident. Make sure your ideas are heard but make sure you're open to hearing others too. Be as active as possible, make friends and just enjoy yourself too!

Expect a 1-month wait before progressing to the next stage.
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