Apple gives its hiring page a colorful overhaul — and a renewed focus on AI

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Apple gives its hiring page a colorful overhaul -- and a renewed focus on AI
Apple's given its jobs site a colorful overhaul.
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When you hear “Jobs” and “Apple” together you probably think of the dearly departed Steve Jobs. But Apple happens to employ well over 100,000 people worldwide — and now it’s got a fancy new hiring page to help it get even more.

The refreshed jobs homepage boasts colorful Apple logo and acts as an “open invitation to open minds.”

Why Apple’s recent hiring spree makes us optimistic

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Software jobs far outnumber hardware jobs at Apple.
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Apple appears to be doubling-down on software over hardware when it comes to hiring new employees right now.

For the first time in years, Apple now has more software job opening than hardware. According to a new report that analyzed Apple’s job listings, Software Engineers became the most in-demand employees at Apple starting in Q3 and the trend is still holding strong.

Apple plans to reduce hiring amid iPhone sales slump

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Apple leases new offices near to Apple Park
Apple leases new offices near to Apple Park
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Slumping iPhone sales have caused Apple to rethink its hiring strategies for certain division.

During an employee meeting earlier this month, Tim Cook was asked if the company is about to go on a hiring freeze. Cook reportedly responded that a total hiring freeze wasn’t a solution, the company would reduce hiring in some areas.

Apple seeks help giving Apple Maps an AR overhaul

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Apple Maps could make the leap off our iPhones and iPads.
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Recent job listings on Apple’s hiring page suggest the company is considering giving Apple Maps an AR overhaul.

The move would keep pace with Google, which showed off an AR mapping feature for Google Maps at its I/O event earlier this year. It comes at a particularly interesting time for Apple, as the company recently acquired an AR headset maker. It’s yet another hint that augmented reality won’t stay confined to our iOS devices for long!

Apple seeks hotshot editor to make Siri great again

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Sorry, Alexa: Siri still the most widespread AI assistant
Apple wants to evolve Siri into a distinct, recognizable character.
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Siri is about to get a huge upgrade in the way it answers users questions and searches.

In a new job listing posted today, Apple says it is seeking a writer and editor who can help evolve Siri from one of the most-criticized digital assistants into a “distinct, recognizable character.”

Prep yourself for one of Apple’s highest-paying jobs [Deals]

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Get certified in Project Management, one of the top paying skills at companies like Apple.
Get certified in Project Management, one of the top paying skills at companies like Apple.
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‘Project manager’ might not sound sexy, but at many companies it’s one of the hottest jobs you can get. In fact, it’s one of the top paying positions at Apple, #13 on a list compiled by Business Insider. Project managers understand an array of well-developed methods to keep the proverbial plates spinning, and those methods are at the heart of this PM certification training, on sale right now for just $69 at Cult of Mac Deals.

5 of Apple’s best-paying jobs–and how you score one

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With over $223 billion in revenue and 115,000 employees, Apple is unquestionably a tech giant. And given its financial success, competitive wages, and sheer brand power, it’s no wonder that it’s the dream workplace of many seeking to work in tech.

Interested in landing a job at this Cupertino-based company? Read on: we’ve crafted a list of some of Apple’s highest paid positions and their job requirements, as well as several resources designed to get your foot into the door.

Want to work for Apple? Here’s the grueling hiring process

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Apple can be an incredibly demanding company to work for, but just getting in the door is nearly impossible.

The hiring process for Apple retail is fairly lengthy, but according to UX designer Luis Abreu, landing a job at the mothership in Cupertino is an even longer, more grueling process — which he just suffered through firsthand.