I had an interview at Apple around the first week of February and it is now April 2015. The position was really attractive, not even so much because it is Apple, but because it is something I am really passionate about. The position was for a firmware QA engineer position with the HID team where I would be testing new system implementations and doing unique QA tasks. The position was for relatively new people, I’d say entry level.
I was contacted on linkedIn via a recruiter. Went through an initial phone talk with one recruiter, an “about the job” conversation with a second recruiter, a phone screen with one of the team leaders where on the last question, he said my answer was very good. After that, they sent me an email the next day saying they wanted to fly me out there. I go there, interview with 6 people for 3 hours; back-to-back, not panel. A mix of team leaders, developers and a QA engineer. I think I did fairly well. Didn’t stutter on anything, if there was anything I was unsure of, I was clear about it. But also tried to answer as logically as I could while presenting them with my thought process.
Go back home and after a week, I got a rejection email. I asked for feedback and they said they hired someone with more experience; not this may or may not be true, but I’ll take it for what it’s worth and have been growing on points I think need work).
I could name some areas where I could see why and how I was rejected mainly due to possible lack of knowledge on certain hardware testing, but that is mostly covered now due to my work exposure.
So, my question is—now knowing the background—is it too early to apply again for the same/similar (developer) position being only 2 months later? I know they said that they were looking to hire some people fast so they are growing with new projects and are looking for new talent.