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Tim Cook reveals the 4 qualities Apple looks for while hiring people

Oct 03, 2022 / 02:40 PM IST

Want to work for Apple? Take notes from Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

Tim Cook on how Apple strives for a culture that is supportive and ambitious at the same time.

Aspiring to work for Apple? Take notes as CEO Tim Cook has revealed the qualities his company looks for in candidates during the hiring process.

Tim Cook was recently invited to an Italian university's commencement ceremony. At the event, he expressed the view Apple's success was linked to its culture, and went to talk about the kind of professionals the company hires, CNBC reported.

Cook said Apple looked out for four qualities while hiring. First, he said, was the capability to collaborate, adding that Apple creates its products with combined efforts.

"We look for… the fundamental feeling that if I share my idea with you, that that idea will grow and get bigger and get better,” Cook was quoted as CNBC.

Creativity and curiosity come next. Cook said Apple looks for people who think differently. “We look for people that think different -- that can look at a problem and not be caught up in the dogma of how that problem has always been [solved],” he said.

Speaking of curiosity, he said it is excellent when people ask questions like a child would. “It’s a cliché, but there are no dumb questions," Cook was quoted as saying by CNBC.