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Publisher's Summary

While we cannot predict every question that Amazon will ask in an interview, the process is fairly structured. This makes the interview process transparent and easy to prepare for because we know many of the themes they will cover and questions they will ask. Imagine if your teacher in university told you most of the questions that were going to be on the test beforehand - all you would have to do is practice. 

Consider this book your study guide. 

As a result of this structured interview process, many job seekers who do poorly in interviews simply do not spend enough time preparing. And often, the ones who do spend time preparing do not spend enough time focusing on the right things. I compiled information about the company’s interview process, questions, and techniques that have been most successful for former applicants (current Amazon employees). This mini-guide will walk you through what it takes to get through an Amazon interview, step by step.  All you have to do is listen and prepare. 

What’s in the book:

  • How to supercharge your resume and tailor keywords to get noticed by Amazon hiring managers 
  • Tips to answer Amazon's behavioral interview questions 
  • A breakdown of Amazon's famous 14 leadership principles 
  • Understand the Amazon business model (the "flywheel") and how it relates to the interview 
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them 
  • Perspectives from Amazon hiring managers across the world 
  • And much more!

Please note: This is an unofficial product and is not endorsed by Amazon or Audible.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017-2018 Misha Yurchenko (P)2019 Misha Yurchenko

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Advice is a little off, but close enough

I had about 3-4 AWS interviews over the past year and each time I talked to them, I would learn what I did wrong in the earlier interview so I can correct it in the next. The Amazon interview process is incredibly flawed and luck is often the deciding factor to landing a job there, not skills.

One piece of advice the book gives can be interrupted incorrectly (as I did). Misha tells you to make sure you answer every question and this advice is wrong. You must answer every behavior question but when it comes to the tech questions, they expect you to not know some of the answers. If you answer everyone, you are marked as someone unable to learn and grow.

Overall, mostly good advice but make sure you apply it to your job abilities and talk to your recruiter about your interview plan. Armed with this knowledge and a bit of luck, you may get an opportunity to work there too.

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Very useful audiobook

This is an audiobook, that offers a comprehensive understanding of the Amazon behavioural interview principles (14 leadership principles) and the Amazon recruiting process. It also offers a preparation framework.

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Short & concise

This short audiobook is as advertised; specific advice for those preparing to interview with Amazon.

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Great for Amazon prep

Eye opening and specific to Amazon great self
Study guide for interview I am preparing for PM role with this book and Amazon site

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super helpful!

I enjoyed listening to this and found the tips helpful to understanding and preparing for the interview process at Amazon. The information was presented in a logical format, and the narrator had an ease to his voice that helped to remain focused on the content.

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Well written. A big dose of Amazon culture too

I feel like I got a lot from this book from the expected details of the interview process, to the unexpected value of the Amazon culture. Well done. A must for future Amazonians

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Pace and narration is perfect and soothing
Does not put you to sleep... trust me i did not yawn for the 2 plus hours
Sample questions and tips and tricks to answer them are awesome

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Very interesting and helpful

The content is very interesting and the reader has done a very fine job reading the content.

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Great audiobook to get ready

I am a Spanish native speaker however I have found this audiobook clear and very easy to follow. It provides interesting facts about working for Amazon. In addition it also provides good ideas to get ready.
The full preparation feels a little bit daunting however some preparation for sure will be bettwe than none. Besides the ideas and examples to think about can be useful for any other company interview.
I definitely recommend this audiobook.