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Anyone had a FAANG company try to mislead you in applying for a role you’re overqualified for, hoping you’ll jump just for the name? I was approached by Apple for a channel sales role. I made it clear that I have been a senior manager in the past, and wouldn’t take a more junior position than that. The recruiter said the seniority can be defined later, and we should just talk. I had one interview, which went really well. Next thing I knew, they wanted to schedule 6 more interviews [cont]

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I went through 14 interviews prior to getting the offer from Apple. They don't care about your prior experience but interview performance.

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Your level is determined by your interviewers. Might I recommend that you never leave consulting. Using your logic ...your career level at a new company would be determined by bcg. Gtfo <--- my thoughts on your idea

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When I asked to speak to the recruiter, because I would really like to clarify the seniority of this role first, he didn’t reply, and instead, the recruitment coordinator just tried to push on with the interviews. In the end, I told the coordinator, I needed to speak to the recruiter first, and then everything went quiet from there… Any similar experiences?

^^pm1 insight is good. Could be that the level is flexible and will be determined by interview. Also a lot of people from MBB even at PL+ will exit into IC roles in tech (well compensated ones though).

I guess before committing to 6 interviews, I wanted to ask a few questions about scope and nature of the role. Given the recruiter didn’t respond to a request for a call and kept pushing for interviews, this did not give me much confidence. Interviews are two ways.

Sounds like your recruiter dropped the ball. What do you want to know - I'm sure we can answer your questions and then you can determine whether to continue with your interviews

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