TIPS TO CRACK
If you are trying to get a job at Amazon, you must be aware of the importance of Data Structures & Algorithms for interview preparation
Top resources to practice questions for an interview
Research is the first step. Before the interview, you must go through the job description to refresh your memory
Next, go to Amazon's official website & dive into the company's mission, value statements, and recent achievements. These will give you insights into the company's culture
Update your Resume for the Amazon job you are applying for. Make it short and precise because recruiters don't have much time to scan a CV.
Do not fake anything because the recruiter can spot that easily during the interview.
AMAZON'S LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
Get familiar with the ALP as recruiters may be willing to know how you have applied the leadership principles in your previous professional experience.
There are 14 concepts that Amazon uses as its leadership principles.
BE READY TO ANSWER UNEXPECTED QUESTIONS
Be prepared with commonly asked Amazon interview questions
The interviewer may ask you about the challenges you have faced. To answer any unexpected question, practice with the ALP.
Do some background research on the company - what it is doing now, market scenario or technology it is currently focusing on.
That shows your interest in the company & this is a good way to judge a candidate how much they are interested in it.
Amazon's interviews are based on behavioural questions which are based on past situations or challenges & how you faced them.
Amazon does not use brain-teasers during the interview process.
START ANSWER FORMAT
You can use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Results) to craft a reply to the behavioural-based Amazon interview questions
The STAR method includes the 4 steps.
BE READY TO TELL WHAT YOU'D DO DIFFERENTLY
If your shared story was a success, the interviewer might want to know what would you do differently, if the similar situation strikes again.
If you think about this question before time, you would not have to struggle to respond during the interview.
Getting a call from Amazon is not easy. Your chances to get the interview call is more if you have a connection with an employee there.
If you don't have one, try to make connections with hiring managers or recruiters via LinkedIn.
KNOW & DESCRIBE YOUR STRENGTHS
Don't be shy or uncomfortable when an interviewer asks you to describe your strengths.
Remember, if you do not show how skilled you are, no one will know about the same. Highlight your strengths properly and honestly as & when required.
KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNICATION
Your goal is to write just the right amount of communication.
You are not paid to write code, you're paid to think, solve the problems, and come up with solutions or ideas.
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