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Interview preparation for motivated people

The Amazon Bound Podcast is dedicated to all things Amazon. Our primary focus is to help prepare job candidates to interview with Amazon and answer real Amazon interview questions. Our secondary focus is to share Amazon's cultural stories that you can apply in your business or in your personal life.

The Amazon Bound Podcast


Episode 8: How Amazon Hired Me - AWS Sr. Business Development Manager

After having gone through interview loops several times and now having spent a few months, knowing the team: so much effort goes into the interview process, to make it useful. And that there is a ton of logic behind every decision being made. And, so at first, I mentioned being really anxious when I got negative news from the recruiting team, but now I know that, in hindsight, that would have been a really challenging role for me, and just was not a good fit. And so, it's less one-sided that Amazon's not evaluating you; they're validating you in context. And so, to have faith in the process of everyone is trying really hard to make it as positive an experience for you. And, really, just focus on yourself. | Read more

Episode 7: How Amazon Hired Me - Audible Content Acquisition Manager

I'd say don't give up and also just really be prepared. That's really the only way. It seems like a very easy sentence: just be prepared. Well, what does it mean? It's about the delivery and the content. You need to have your content ready, your responses ready. But you also need to have your delivery ready and that means we are rehearsing like a mad person. | Read more

Episode 6 - How Amazon Hired Me: AWS Sr. Product Manager Intern

Amazon interviewing is all about that they are your lawyers. That's how I thought about it. I thought that he or she is my lawyer and I have to give them as much evidence as I can and make it really easy for them to take notes because at the end of the day they have to create and take notes. And then go and present me in front of a committee. | Read more

Episode 5 - Amazon's Interview Process

Take a guess what your Amazon interviewer will do, once she has finished interviewing you, once she has shaken your hand and passed you to the next person on the loop. You guessed it. Your interviewer will go back to her desk and will write a document. Just like everything else that Amazon’s employees do. The interviewer will prepare a written document, transcribing her recommendation of whether to hire you or not, based on your behavioral interview answers. Once the interviewer posts her hiring recommendation, only then will she be able to see how everybody else has voted about you. | Read more

Episode 4 - Amazon's Culture and a Quiz

If I told you: 'Hey, the sky is blue,' you would normally say: 'Yeah, the sky is blue. The sky has always been blue.' At Amazon, however, if you say that the sky is blue, others will ask you: 'Why is the sky blue?’. Then you should respond with: 'The sky is blue, because the molecules in the air, scatter the blue spectrum of the sunlight more than they scatter the red spectrum.’ Then you will hear another question: 'Why is that?'. And you would have to respond with: 'Because the blue spectrum of the light travels in shorter wavelengths.’ Then, you guessed it, a third follow-up question's going to be: 'Why does it travel in shorter wavelengths?’ on and on, until you reach down to the atomic level of why things are the way they are. | Read more

Episode 3 - Amazon's Business and a Quiz

Amazon is in the business of building flywheel businesses. A flywheel business, as Amazon defines it, is one that provides so much value and delight to customers that after a certain inflection point, the flywheel business reaches sufficient critical mass and starts accelerating faster and faster, under its own momentum. | Read more

Episode 2 - Welcome to our Podcast

If I asked you, right now, what was your most valuable asset. How would you respond? Would you tell me it's your home? Or your 401k? Your bank accounts? Something else? The answer is simple. If you are younger than, say, 60 - your most valuable asset is your Human Capital. | Read more

Episode 1 - Coming Soon: Amazon Bound

It is early 2013. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO and presently the richest man in the world is having a tense meeting with a dozen high-ranking Amazon employees. In early 2013, however, Bezos was not the world’s richest man (not by a long shot,) and his now mighty Amazon was worth a mere $120B, at the time; as much as what Adobe or Honeywell are worth today. | Read more