They say for a reason that getting a job with one of the three tech giants (Google, Facebook, and Amazon) is a tough task. In my opinion, however, Amazon is the easiest from the three. At Google they have hundreds of difficult puzzles ready for the job applicants, and unless your IQ attacks 140, and you have a fair share of creativity, and some luck on the big day, you simply won’t make it.
Interviews at Facebook are less tricky, but the company hires much less engineers and managers than Google or Amazon, which makes your chances super slim, considering that the company gets close to half million job applications a year.
On the contrary, Amazon is hiring 100,000 new employees globally in 2020/2021 alone. What’s more, they are obsessed with behavioral interviewing, and more or less the same 30 questions repeat in all of their interviews (at least from level 2 to level 5 jobs).
The question are difficult, I’d say even extremely difficult, especially if you do not have a lot of previous working experience. However, it’s still ten times easier than at Google, because here you at least know the questions, and can prepare for them in advance. And you do not have to be a genius to do so… Let’s have a look at them!
Behavioral questions you may face while interviewing for a job with Amazon
Describe a situation when you were under pressure in work
Interviewers want to hear how you reacted to the pressure, if you managed to prioritize your tasks, and how did the pressure you felt affected you in your daily work, or health-wise.
You will most likely face stressful situations and deadlines in your job with Amazon (for example when the phones won’t stop ringing in customer service, or when you have to meet a tight deadline with a project or a release working as a technician or as a manager).
Ensure them that you can remain calm under pressure, and won’t end up in an emergency room. You have passion for what you do, and you understand that the best face pressure—because others always try to outclass them, to win their position on the market…
If it is your first job application, you can talk about a situation from school, or you can tell them what you would do in a stressful situation. Let’s check one sample answer:
To be honest, I believe to perform better under pressure. I faced many deadlines in my last job in market research. They helped me to stay focused, to organize my day properly, and to learn to prioritize my work, ensuring that I’d meet the deadlines. The key is to not let the pressure get the better of you, and I believe to have this ability.
And also, you have to accept that sometimes you won’t meet the deadline, because you do not have everything under control. For example when you need a report from another employee and they do not send it to you in time, you cannot do much about it. You can send them a reminder or call them, but eventually you have to wait.(Video) TOP 11 AMAZON Interview Questions & ANSWERS for 2021!
Describe a situation when you reached a goal and tell us how you achieved it.
Goals help us to feel motivated. It is easier to prepare a “to-do list”, and to understand the importance of each task on our list, if we have goals that we try to achieve in work—regardless of the job we do.
Interviewers try to understand if you set goals for yourself (each responsible employee has some goals). What is more, your answer to the second part of the question (how you achieved the goal) helps them to understand your methodology of work, and your attitude to work.
You should clearly define the goal you set, how it related to the goals of your employer, and the steps you took to achieve the goal. You can also say what it meant for you, and how did achieving the goal help your employer, and give credit to people who helped you on your way (if there were any). Such an answer will present you as someone who cares for their employer, and does not think only about their personal gain. See one sample answer below:
I set a goal to improve the conversion rate on the website of the client. I really liked their product, and believed in the value it brought to the customers. Doing a lot of split testing, changing landing pages, and optimizing advertising campaigns, we actually managed to increase their ROI by 100%.
Client was happy, my manager was happy—the client prolonged the contract with us, and I was also happy, with a good job I had done. Of course this was a result of a lot of testing, and also of being brave, and trying new things. Because the client considered their original conversion rate good enough when comparing it to industry average. But I wanted to give it a shot, I thought it could be improved significantly, and that’s exactly what I eventually achieved.
Describe a crisis of motivation you faced. How did you overcome it?
Interviewers try to understand your attitude. Do you mind if the work is repetitive? Because it will be in many jobs at Amazon, at least when we talk about level one to three.
Do you get bored easily? Do you look for something to do while in the office, or do you always wait for an order from your superior?
Everyone struggles with motivation at times. The key is to show them that you did your best to overcome the crisis.
You can say how your goals (in the job or outside of it) helped you to deal with the crisis, or how the sense of purpose you saw in the job helped you to get over the difficult period.
If this is your first job application, say what you would do to stay motivated, or narrate a situation from school. Remember that your attitude matters more than the particular situation you narrate.
I worked as a cashier during my studies, which is an extremely repetitive job. Though I sometimes found my day boring, I do not think that the customers noticed that. I knew what was expected from me, and I understood why I woke up every morning to work for a few hours before I went to school. I needed money to pay my college expenses.
Most jobs are repetitive, but I believe that people who have some goals don’t struggle with their motivation. At least that’s my experience.
Special Tip: If you like what you are reading, you may have a look at an eBook I published recently, called Amazon Interview Guide. It includes multiple (3 to 7) great answers to 50 questions you may realistically get while interviewing with Amazon (10 screening questions, 30 behavioral, and 10 odd questions).
Some great samples are included directly on the eBook page, so it makes sense to check it out even if you do not want to purchase anything. Thank you!
Give me an example of a time when you showed initiative.
In any job you may get with Amazon, they will always be looking for proactive approach. Ensure them that you won’t just blindly follow the orders of your superiors, or sit in your comfy office checking your Facebook feed, until someone demands your attention.
You can talk about a variety of situations—for example when you made a suggestion on improving some process, or when you stayed overtime for long hours, not because someone told you to do so, but because you saw how heavy the workload was, and decided to sacrifice something for your employer.
An ability to speak up and challenge your superior, or even the status quo, is also highly valued at Amazon. Do not hesitate to relate to such a situation. You can also always add to your answer that you like to take initiative, and try to keep your eyes open at work, looking for possible improvements.
I always try to have a proactive approach to work. For example in my last job in sales, I found it strange that we did not have an existing database of leads available. The fluctuation was very high in the sales department, but whoever left the company took their leads with them, and new sales reps lost a lot of time doing their research online, looking for leads.
I suggested that each sales representative should enter their leads to the internal database, together with any information they have about the prospects. As long as they stay with the company, this is their private asset and nobody else can see the database. But when they leave, their superior should get an access, and can offer it to new sales reps, to help them kickstart the sales.
My superiors didn’t like the idea—and I am not sure why. But I still took the initiative and challenged how they did things in the company, though I was a new member of the team…(Video) Top 5 Most Asked Questions During The Amazon Interview
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Tell me about a time when you coached someone.
The most important thing is to demonstrate that you understand the difference between coaching people, managing them, and bossing them.
More than anything else, coaching is about asking the right questions, and letting your subordinates or students to find the answers on their own.
It’s much more effective learning process than telling them directly that they should do this or that in work, or bossing them for their mistakes.
When you induce creative thinking in your people, when they find the answers on their own, they will remember them, accept them easier, and they will also grow as future leaders.
Of course, you can talk also about more direct coaching, for example when you helped new hires with orientation in the workplace, or explained some processes to your colleagues. As long as the interviewers see that you can patiently coach your colleagues (or perhaps even the customers who experience some technical issue), they will be satisfied with your answer.
In my last job was responsible for orientation of new sales representatives. I always tried to be nice to them, and explain everything in detail. Not only how the job works, and the processes we have in place, but also where is the canteen, what is the rush hour, where they can seek help if they face this or that problem, and so on.
I always asked them follow up questions, to ensure that they understood my instructions correctly.
In my opinion, it’s never easy to start in a new job, when you do not know anyone in the company. It’s great to feel that a colleague is honestly interested in showing you around, perhaps also introducing you to some other colleagues, and explaining you the basics of the job, some common challenges and pitfalls. You can also encourage the person, and that’s what I always tried to do.
Other 25 behavioral questions you may face in your interview with Amazon
- Describe a conflict you had with your colleague.
- Describe a situation when you went above and beyond with your service (for the customer, for the colleague).
- Tell us about a time when you had to deal with an angry or upset client (customer).
- Describe a situation when you did not agree with an opinion (or decision) of your superior or supervisor, and knew that they were wrong.
- Describe a situation when you faced a particularly demanding problem or challenge in your personal life. How did that affect you in your job?
- Tell us about a situation when you were unable to solve the problem on your own.
- Describe a time when you struggled to communicate something to your boss, colleague, or customer. How did you manage to get your message over?
- Talk about a time when you experienced a conflict of your personal and professional interests.
- Describe the biggest failure of your professional career.
- Tell me about a time when you delegated a project effectively.
- Tell me about a time you had to work hard to please a client.
- If you are given two conflicting priorities from two separate managers, how do you figure out how to proceed?
- Give me an example of when you received criticism. How did you respond to the information?
- If a supervisor asked you to do something unsafe that went against policy, what would you do?
- Tell me about a time when you had to make a quick decision that was going to have a significant impact on the business.
- Tell us about a time when you missed a deadline or productivity target?
- Describe a situation when you had to comply with a policy or procedure that you did not agree with
- Tell me about the last time you had to apologize to someone.
- Tell us about as time when you faced a problem that had multiple possible solutions.
- Describe a situation when you had to deal with ambiguity.
- What’s the most innovative idea that you have implemented?
- Tell me about a time you stepped up into a leadership role.
- Describe a time when you sacrificed short term goals for long term success.
- Tell me about a time when you took a calculated risk.
Special tip: If you aren’t sure how to answer the questions, or experience anxiety before the start of your interview, have a look at our eBook, the Amazon Interview Guide. Multiple brilliant answers to each behavioral question that hiring managers may ask you at Amazon will make your life much easier on the big day. Thank you for checking it out, and I wish you best of luck!
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5 to 6 minutes is usually a good idea. It really also depends on the level where you are interviewing at Amazon. If you are interviewing with more senior-level folks, at the Director level or above, the interview is going to feel more like a conversation. It's not going to be this boxed question-and-answer session.
- Study the job description.
- Review major projects you've worked on.
- Revisit previous job performance reviews.
- Make a list of your professional accomplishments.
- Use the STAR method to structure your response.
- Be open and honest in your answer.
- Practice your interview responses aloud.
A successful outcome from the Debrief part of the Amazon interview process leads to an offer in 9 out of 10 cases. However, as you can anticipate, sometimes things don't follow this script. For example, there can be an "inclined" Loop but no offer when a candidate did exceptionally well on LPs.
Here's a sample example for your answer: “I would aspire to work at Amazon because, in my opinion, it is a great company where I feel I will be able to work to learn and grow among other self-motivated people.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.
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"DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOU SOLVED A DIFFICULT PROBLEM ...
- Give us an example of a goal you failed to meet, and how you handled the situation.
- Tell us about a time when you solved a problem at your job that wasn't part of your job description.
- Tell us of a time when you took a risky decision and it didn't pay off.
Begin by Greeting the Interviewer
First, greet the interviewer with a big smile and go for a handshake. Describe yourself stating your full name and a brief introduction. Just give a small detail about your family. Always keep your body relaxed with confident body language.
- Skill 1: Change a tire or jumpstart a car. ...
- Skill 2: Speed Reading. ...
- Skill 3: Enable Undo Send in Gmail. ...
- Skill 4: Use a fire extinguisher. ...
- Skill 5: Survive in a rip current. ...
- Skill 6: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey. ...
- Skill 7: Pack a suitcase.
What is the Action Bias? The action bias describes our tendency to favor action over inaction, often to our benefit. However, there are times when we feel compelled to act, even if there's no evidence that it will lead to a better outcome than doing nothing would.
Your answer to the "tell me about yourself" question should describe your current situation, your past job experience, the reason you're a good fit for the role, and how you align with the company values. Tell the interviewer about your current position and a recent big accomplishment or positive feedback you received.
- Give us an example of a goal you failed to meet, and how you handled the situation.
- Tell us about a time when you solved a problem at your job that wasn't part of your job description.
- Tell us of a time when you took a risky decision and it didn't pay off.
- Tell me about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.
- Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict with a coworker. ...
- Describe a time when you had to step up and demonstrate leadership skills.
Here's a sample example for your answer: “I would aspire to work at Amazon because, in my opinion, it is a great company where I feel I will be able to work to learn and grow among other self-motivated people.
AMAZON BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!
Here are the top 10 most asked Amazon behavioral interview questions, along with suggested answers to help you show you are the right candidate for the job. 1. Tell me about your most challenging customer.
Here are the top 10 most asked Amazon behavioral interview questions, along with suggested answers to help you show you are the right candidate for the job.. I did seek the permission of my manager in advance, as I was aware that if a customer refused to allow me to send the email I would be breaching my manager’s specific instructions to send the email to every customer.. Answer: In a previous role, my manager was critical about my time management skills.. I had come from a team where my work was filtered through my manager to a role where I received work from 6 different team members.. My manager felt that I was struggling to manage my time effectively.. By taking the time to analyze the feedback from my manager and then later discussing it with her, I was able to show her that I had good time-management skills and find a way to allow her to see all my work assignments.. In a customer service environment such as at Amazon, there can be significant pressures on your time and changing deadlines.. Tell me about a time you have disagreed with your manager and how you handled it.. Have you ever had to make a quick customer service decision without any help or guidance from a co-worker or manager?. When preparing for an Amazon behavioral interview, take time to think about situations you have encountered, and how you can use them to demonstrate you are the right person for that job at Amazon.
Get ready for your Amazon interview with our top 50 questions. Also includes example answers along with questions you can ask the hiring manager...
How do you make sure you’re ready for YOUR Amazon interview?. As a result, many prospective employees –. especially those working in Amazon warehouses – are going to face behavioral. interview questions that discuss how they’d react to theft.. Many Amazon jobs are customer-facing and may require employees to make various decisions about how to handle a customer’s situation.. “Frugality” is one of Amazon’s core principles, so there’s a decent chance you’ll face a question like this, particularly if you’re trying to land a management position.. What do you like most about Amazon?. Tell me about a time when you needed to ask for help on the job.
Amazon interviews often include behavioral interview questions. Here's some tips for how to answer them.
Behavioral questions are a big part of Amazon job interviews.. Each interview will be different so I can't tell you exactly what questions you'll be asked, but the job description will give you a good idea of the possibilities.. These aren't yes or no questions.. To answer behavioral questions, use a story.. I think it’s a better idea have a group of answers you can tailor for the different principles depending on what you get asked, instead of two answers that will only work for one principle and two that will only work for another principle, and so on.. A good answer will use a story from one of your jobs, be told clearly using the STAR technique , and show you understand the ideas behind the principles and agree with them.
Dear job seeker, You can easily get a headache when trying to prepare for your job interview with Amazon. The process seems incredibly complex for an outsider—screening interviews, phone interviews, […]
The process seems incredibly complex for an outsider —screening interviews, phone interviews, video or face to face interviews, three, five, or even eight interviewers you will talk to during the hiring process.. 10 screening questions , such as: “Why Amazon?”, “How do you imagine a typical day in this job”, “Why did you leave your last job?”, or “Which Amazon leadership principle do you resonate most with, and why?” 30 behavioral questions – this is the core of the eBook, the most “famous” questions, and you will for sure get many of them in your interviews.. Questions such as: “Tell us about a time when you missed a deadline or productivity target.”, “What’s the most innovative idea that you have implemented?”, “Describe a situation when you went above and beyond with your service.”, or “Tell me about a time when you delegated a project effectively.” 10 odd questions – not talked about often, but I heard of several cases when people dealt with them, unprepared.. Though this is a work from home customer service job, you can be sure I won’t come to my computer five minutes late, wearing pajamas… I imagine turning the machine on 15 minutes earlier, to ensure everything works in the interface and I am ready to provide outstanding service to the customers right from the start of my shift.. As a communications specialist, I had to deliver the news, and I was brave enough to do it… Eventually the company was sold, I lost my job, and here I am, interviewing for a job with you.. You will find 50 in the eBook , questions that you will realistically face while interviewing for any job with Amazon.. I’m the founder of InterviewPenguin.com (the website you are browsing right now), which is one of the leading players in career & job interviews niche , and had more than 1 million visitors during the last twelve months… And while I never worked at Amazon (if I did work for them, I would not be able to publish this eBook, because you sign an NDA and cannot share publicly anything about their interviews and hiring process ), I know enough people who worked and interviewed at Amazon, on both sides of the pacific… So you do not have to be afraid about the relevancy of the information.. Brilliant answers to fifty questions you may get in your job interview with Amazon.
Behavioral interview questions step-by-step. Includes common behavioral questions, example answers, the star method and a bonus "behavioral checklist PDF"..
Before we look at some behavioral interview questions and answers, let’s talk about what these types of questions are and why they come up.. In some cases, hiring managers ask behavioral interview questions because they think past performance is a predictor of future success.. Based on what you’ve likely learned about behavioral interview questions, you can like see why people sometimes refer to them as STAR interview questions.. In fact we we wanted to let you know that we created an amazing free checklist for behavioral questions that covers all the critical info you need when dealing with these tricky types of job interview questions!Click below to get your free PDF now:. This is one of the most common behavioral interview questions because hiring managers want to know that you can navigate the typical disagreements that can occur at work.. At that time, I discovered that they had been placing regular orders for some time, and this appeared to be the first time they called about an issue.
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07.12.2021 · Applicants can expect to be asked a set of questions commonly referred to as behavioral interview questions.. Amazon relies much more on these questions than other FAANG companies like Apple or Facebook, where technical skills are generally weighed more heavily in product manager interviews.. 1-16 of 173 results for "behavioral interview questions and answers" RESULTS Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers: How to Face the Behavioral Interview with Preparation, to Relax, and Overcome the Job Interview.. 14.12.2020 · The following interview tips are applicable for all Amazon AWS job positions.Please make sure you study the tips carefully and then apply them during your preparation: TIP #1 – There is a strong possibility you will be asked three different types of interview question during your Amazon AWS interview.. Applicants can expect to be asked a set of questions commonly referred to as behavioral interview questions.. Amazon relies much more on these questions than other FAANG companies like Apple or Facebook, where technical skills are generally weighed more heavily in product manager interviews.. From the lengthy list of interview questions that Amazon candidates share online, you can expect that an Amazon interview will rely heavily on situational and behavioral interview questions.
While you could just jump into the fray, memorize a few Amazon interview questions, and be done with it, that’s not the best way to go about things. Sure, you
How do you make sure you’re ready for YOUR Amazon interview?. Start by reading the job description for the position.. In that handful of paragraphs, you’ll find a ton of specific, actionable information about what the hiring manager is looking for in a perfect candidate.. Without a doubt, you can expect to have to speak about your capabilities in those areas, so reflect on your abilities and think about relevant examples from your work history that you can describe.. You also need to be ready for Amazon behavioral interview questions.. Amazon adores behavioral interview questions.. Couple that with the Tailoring Method, and you have an approach that focuses on personalization, customizing your responses to the role and company.. Describe how you take ownership of your responsibilities and results Talk about a time you innovated on the job.. In most cases, the best way to prepare for these questions is to actively study the Amazon leadership principles.. That way, you’re familiar with all of the concepts, making it easier to speak to those values and priorities when you prepare interview answers.. Right now, you have a winning strategy for answering Amazon interview questions.. Here are the top 3 Amazon interview questions you could encounter when meeting with the hiring manager, along with tips for answering them.. One way or another, they will ask you about your behavior in various work-related situations, and this is the crucial part of the entire interview process.
How to expertly answer Amazon behavioral questions.
👉 Practice Amazon behavioral interview questions here.. During the behavioral interview, you will often be asked questions that start with " Tell me about a time when... " or " When was the last time that..." .. They will ask you behavioral questions too - but dive much deeper into your answers.. You may not know who the bar raiser is, however, one important clue is they will emphasize behavioral questions regarding Amazon’s leadership principles.. It is important to note that specific results ($, #, %, time) are better received answers.. And, of course, get ready to answer the baseline question "Why amazon?". For a product manager role , expect to work on a case and answer strategy questions.. Depending on the role, you may be asked to provide or discuss examples of past work.
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I keep this article up to date — it's a good place to start learning about Amazon interviews Interviewers at most American companies rely on behavioral interview questions to find the right candidates. This includes Amazon – behavioral questions are a big part of Amazon job interviews.
This includes Amazon – behavioral questions are a big part of Amazon job interviews.. Each interview will be different so I can't tell you exactly what questions you'll be asked, but the job description will give you a good idea of the possibilities.. If you're applying for a managerial job at Amazon, the questions will ask things like, "Tell me about a time when you had to give someone feedback on their performance" or "Give me an example of when you used leadership skills," because using leadership skills and giving performance feedback are two things that managers need to do.. If you're applying for a product manager job at Amazon, the questions will ask you things like "Give me an example of a time when you had to give direction to the engineering team" or "When was the last time you used a product you loved?". The story should be about something that happened to you at work (unless you don't have much or any work experience) that shows the skills you've been asked a question about.. The STAR technique is a common system used to answer behavioral interview questions.. I just heard from a client who was applying for a Network Engineering job at Amazon, and he told me that they only asked him technical questions (so he was happy).. I had a client who was also applying for a technical job there, and he said that his second phone interview (after the first short one with HR) was 1.5 hours of very detailed behavioral questions, where they asked him the question and then asked for further details after he'd given his answer.. You should know from the job description what skills are important for the job you want so you can practice questions targeted to those skills.. In an Amazon interview, the interviewer will ask a behavioral question.. Both of these questions are asking the same question about your focus on client needs.. This is a common behavioral interview question that you might be asked in an interview.. It talks about a skill that will be relevant in the job she is applying for It follows the STAR structure It keeps to the details that are needed but doesn't add more It references the Amazon principle "insist on the highest standards" although you'll notice she doesn't use those words
Typical behavioral interview questions you may be asked during a job interview, examples of the best answers, and tips for sharing stories when you respond.
During a job interview, it is likely that you will be asked behavioral interview questions .. Find out more about this type of interview question, review the most common behavioral interview questions employers ask, and get tips on how to prepare and respond smoothly when you’re asked to give examples of how you handle workplace situations.. Unlike traditional job interview questions that ask you to describe what you did in a role or to share qualifications, these questions seek concrete examples of skills and experiences that relate directly to the position.. Behavioral questions are designed to learn how you would respond to a specific workplace situation, and how you solve problems to achieve a successful outcome.. Expand What They Want to Know: Nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes.. I went out of my way to be helpful to my colleagues, supervisors, and customers - which I would have done anyway.. Expand What They Want to Know: Many jobs require working as part of a team.. In interviews for those roles, the hiring manager will want to know how well you work with others and cooperate with other team members.. How do you handle it when there's a conflict among team members?. The more you know about the job and the company, the easier it will be to respond to interview questions.. Obviously, you want to present your experiences as clearly as you can, using real examples, and highlighting situations where you were successful.
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TIP – They will ask all the other candidates this same question too, so it is imperative you give the interviewer an answer that makes you stand out.. TIP – The best way to answer this difficult behavioral interview question is to give a situation you were in when you had to work to a strict timescale.. TIP – Give four or five strengths that are a good match for the job you are applying for (refer to the job description if there is one), and then give just one weakness that is not a requirement of the role.. TIP – Doing something positive at work could include saving the business money, providing great customer service that goes above and beyond, increasing sales, making a suggestion that improves systems or processes, or undertaking a training course that improves working efficiency.. TIP – The situation you give to this interview question can either be work-related or from your personal life.. TIP – The most effective way to answer this interview question is to talk about how you got passionate about a situation that impacted the organization you were working for.. TIP – Whilst it is important to be honest about any gaps in your employment, I believe the best way to answer this question is to show you used your time away from work in a positive way.. TIP – Before you attend your job interview, look to see what the average salary range is for the position you are applying for.
✔️ List of the most asked real-world basic to advance level Behavioral interview questions and answers for freshers and experienced professionals to get the right job.
Simply explained; behavioral questions are worded in a manner as to invoke a response from the candidate that gives the interviewer a good idea regarding how he will behave under tricky situations.. Dealt with pressure situations Took steps to submit a project on time Proactively solved an issue before it escalated out of control Worked with a coworker who was difficult Reorganized work when your responsibilities were shifted Handled criticism. You did this through engaging in a project that involved working close with this colleague, by the end of it; you had managed to understand the person and worked towards building a positive relationship.. 14) Explain how would you deal with a co-worker at work with whom you are not able to build a successful working relationship?. 16) Explain what you will do when work comes to a standstill because your colleagues and team leads are not present to answer a few important questions?. I will contact and speak to my boss as well as colleagues and inform them that I continued working on the project that were time sensitive I will contact client and other parties in the project to gather project related information that will help to complete the project on time I will keep working on the project that falls under my capabilities until some experienced colleague is not available for help. Self regulation : The ability to control where necessary, redirect your emotions and impulses, adapting to changing circumstances Self awareness : It is an ability to understand your strength, emotions and goals and their importance Empathy : It is an ability to relate and understand the feelings of others Motivational skills : It is an ability to push yourself towards a certain goal or outcome Social skills : It is ability to communicate well with others and building relationship. They establish boundaries with difficult people They focus on solutions and not on the problems They focus on their strength and weaknesses They use previous experience with difficult people They ignore negative talk They don’t involve any type of conflict with difficult people They get disconnect themselves with difficult or negative situations They stay connected with the likeminded people for support
The eighth Amazon Leadership Principle is “Think Big.” If you’re preparing for an interview at Amazon, you should ask yourself what Amazon means by “think big” and how this principle applies to your role at the company.
The term “to think big” means to be ambitious or to set no limits on your thinking and goals.. Taking a radical approach and risks when necessary, always questioning traditional assumptions in pursuit of the best idea.. Creating a bold mission that employees can be inspired by and support; also giving direction for how to achieve the mission and explaining how everything fits into the long-term plan.. If your interviewer asks about this leadership principle, she or he might ask one of the following questions:. Tell me about a time you took a calculated risk in order to achieve a professional goal.. Tell me about a time you took a big risk and it failed.. Tell me about a time you looked at a key process that was working well and questioned whether it was still the right one.. Answer given by a Data Architect who specializes in building and maintaining disaster recovery systems.. On a yearly basis, Huawei works together with its customers to perform disaster recovery drills.. I suggested that we host the failed disaster recovery database in this new platform, which was considered risky because none of the other disaster recovery machines were running in VMware.. The customer was worried that hosting the failed machine in the VMware environment would mean a machine on production and the disaster recovery databases would be hosted in a different hypervisor environment.. Therefore, going against the normal way of doing things, I rebuilt the 6.5TB database in a VMware environment in 20 hours.. This candidate used his technical expertise for “thinking big,” i.e., a willingness to solve a problem in an unconventional way.. I was recognized for this and was promoted within a year and a half of joining.. Since that time, I have managed to deliver multiple applications, such as Client Profile, Relationship Tree, and Sub house holding on the desktop platform, while continuing to grow the mobile app customer base.
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The ninth Amazon leadership principle is “Bias for Action.” If you’re preparing for an interview at Amazon, you should ask yourself what Amazon means by “Bias for Action” and how this leadership principle applies to your past experience and to your future role at the company. If you don’t know abou
The ninth Amazon leadership principle is “Bias for Action.” If you’re preparing for an interview at Amazon, you should ask yourself what Amazon means by “Bias for Action” and how this leadership principle applies to your past experience and to your future role at the company.. Having a bias for action means you’re not afraid to make decisions and take action, even when (especially when) you face uncertainty.. What makes them stand out is that they accept risk and make calculated decisions that unblock them and the people they work with.. When faced with a tough decision that will help you and your team move forward, you don’t avoid that decision.. Tell me about a time you had to make a decision with incomplete information.. Describe a time you had to make an important decision on the spot to close a sale.. Tell me about a time when you have worked against tight deadlines and didn't have the time to consider all options before making a decision.. Give an example of when you had to make an important decision and had to decide between moving forward or gathering more information.. Tell me about a time where you felt your team was not moving to action quickly enough.. Tell me about a time when you were able to remove a serious roadblock/barrier preventing your team from making progress?. Question: Tell me about a time you had to make a decision quickly.. We followed the documentation closely, but in production, the Windows batch file that was supposed to convert the server to MediaAgent accidentally deleted some important files on the server, effectively rendering the existing Commvault server useless.. Question: Tell me about a time you had to make a decision quickly.
One of the biggest companies in the world, Amazon is known for its tricky interview questions. Here’s how to break down each interview question and the best way to answer them.
Some companies like Amazon, however, are. known for their curveball interview questions .. Expect questions like “Why. Amazon?” and “What is the angle between the hour hand and minute hand in an. analog clock?” and not the usual “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”. question asked by almost every HR hiring manager in existence.. After submitting your resume and job application to Amazon’s career website or through any. recruitment website like Glassdoor or LinkedIn, if an Amazon recruiter is. interested in hiring you, they’ll reach out to you via email or LinkedIn to ask. for a phone interview.. Their questions will range from questions about. your behavior, how well you work in a team, and if you’re competent in certain. skills that the recruiter may not be equipped to understand (e.g. technical. software questions).. Another unique thing about Amazon’s interview process is. that they supposedly have an assigned “bar raiser.” This person may look like. an ordinary supervisor who will ask you a few questions, but this person is. actually a trained expert who memorizes Amazon’s leadership principles .. One important thing I learned from guidance counselors,. speech trainers, and interview coaches over the years about job interviews is. that the purpose of every job interview question is not the question at face. value, but the underlying meaning of every question.. The. thing about Amazon is that their interview process is so rigorous because, when. its CEO Jeff Bezos first started to grow Amazon, he’d. join the interview of each employee (even the entry-level ones) because he. wanted to see if they were a good fit for his company in the long run.. If you answer. that question with something like “I never go above or beyond the scope of my. job description,” don’t be surprised if the interview ends shortly after.
Practice these Amazon Interview Questions to ace the Amazon technical interview. Get access to questions on data structures, algorithms, and systems design, along with behavioral questions that commonly feature at the Amazon interview.
Also, all functions should return a boolean value Given: Array A of size N Task: Print elements of A in alternate order (starting from index 0) Task: Write a code to find the minimum and maximum element in an array Given: Array Arr of size N Task: Print the second largest element from the array Given: Array A of size N of integers Task: Find the minimum and maximum elements in the array Given: An unsorted array arr of size N Task: Rotate it by D elements (clockwise) Given: A sorted array A of size N Task: Delete all duplicate elements from A Given: An unsorted array arr of n positive integers Task: Find the number of triangles that can be formed with three different arrays elements if the elements were lengths of the three sides of the triangle.. Given: An array A of positive integers Task: Find the leaders in the array (an element is a leader if it is greater than or equal to all the elements to its right) Given: An array A of N elements Task: Find minimum index-based distance between two elements, x and y Given: An array A of N integers Task: Find any 3 elements in it such that A[i] < A[j] < A[k] and i < j < k Given: An array A of N elements Task: Find the majority element in the array (a majority element in an array A of size N is an element that appears more than N/2 times in the array) Given: A sorted array arr of distinct integers Task: Sort the array into a wave-like array and return it — arrange the elements into a sequence such that a1 >= a2 <= a3 >= a4 <= a5 .... Given: An array A of N positive integers Task: Write a code to find the maximum of j - i, subject to the constraint A[i] <= A[j] Given: An array nums of size N Task: Construct a Product Array P (of same size N) such that P[i] is equal to the product of all the elements of nums except nums[i] Given: An array of size N and a range [a, b] Task: Partition the array around the range such that the array is divided into three parts: All elements smaller than a come first; all elements in range a to b come next; all elements greater than b appear in the end Given: An array A of size N (the elements of the array are distinct and are sorted) Task: Find all pairs in the array that add-up to a number K Given: An array arr of N non-negative integers representing the height of blocks Task: If the width of each block is 1, write a code to calculate how much water can be trapped between the blocks during the rainy season Given: An array of integers Task: Find the inversion count in the array (the inversion count determines how far away the array is from being sorted) Given: An array arr of N integers Task: Calculate the median. Given: String S Task: Check if it is palindrome or not Given: Two strings a and b consisting of lowercase characters Task: Write a code to check whether the two strings are anagrams of each other Given: String S Task: Check if characters of the given string can be rearranged to form a palindrome Given: String str Task: Convert the first letter of each word in the string to uppercase Given: String str containing only lower case alphabets Task: Sort it in lexicographically-descending order Given: Two strings S1 and S2 Task: Write a program to merge them alternatively — the first character of S1 with the first character of S2, and so on — till the strings end Given: String S containing alphanumeric characters Task: Find out whether the string is a palindrome or not Given: String S Task: Reverse the string without reversing its individual words Task: Write a code to implement the function strstr .. Given: An array arr of size N Task: Check if it is sorted in non-decreasing order Given: A binary array A of size N Task: Arrange the array in increasing order Given: An array of size N containing only 0s, 1s, and 2s Task: Sort the array in ascending order Given: an integer N and a list arr Task: Sort the array using bubble sort algorithm Given: An unsorted array of size N Task: Use selection sort to sort arr in increasing order Given: An array arr, its starting position “low,” and its ending position “high” Task: Implement the partition() and quickSort() functions to sort the array Given: An array arr, its starting position l, and its ending position r Task: Sort the array using the merge sort algorithm Given: Two integer arrays A1[ ] and A2[ ] of size N and M respectively Task: Sort the first array A1[ ] such that all the relative positions of the elements are the same as the elements in the second array A2[ ] Given: An integer array of which both first half and second half are sorted Task: Write a code to merge the two sorted halves of the array into a single sorted array Given: An array arr of size n and an integer X Task: Find if there's a triplet in the array which adds up to an integer X Given: An array of n distinct elements Task: Find the minimum number of swaps required to sort the array in increasing order Given: An array A of integers Task: Find three numbers such that the sum of two elements equals the third element — return the triplet in a container result. Given: An N x N matrix M Task: Write a program to find the count of all the distinct elements common to all rows of the matrix Given: Two arrays a1[0..n-1] of size n and a2[0..m-1] of size m Task: Write a code to check whether a2 is a subset of a1 or not Given: A set of N nuts of different sizes and N bolts of different sizes — there is a one-one mapping between nuts and bolts Task: Write a code to match the nuts and bolts Given: An array A of N positive integers, which can contain integers from 1 to P, where elements can be repeated or can be absent from the array Task: Write a code to count the frequency of all elements from 1 to N Given: Two arrays A and B of equal size N Task: Find if the given arrays are equal or not Given: An array of N integers Task: Find the first element that occurs K number of times Given: Two arrays A and B containing integers of size N and M Task: Write a program to find numbers that are present in the first array, but not present in the second array Given: An array arr of N integers Task: Find the first non-repeating element Given: An array of strings Task: Write a code to return all groups of strings that are anagrams Given: An array N with positive numbers Task: Write a code to find the largest subsequence from an array that contains elements that are Fibonacci numbers Given: An array of N integers, and an integer K Task: Find the number of pairs of elements in the array whose sum is equal to K Given: An integer array and a non-negative integer k Task: Count all distinct pairs with the difference equal to k — A[ i ] - A[ j ] = k. Given: Adjacency list of a bidirectional graph Task: Write a code to return the adjacency list for each vertex Given: A directed graph Task: Write a code to perform breadth-first traversal of this graph starting from 0 Given: A connected undirected graph Task: Write a program to perform depth-first traversal of the graph Given: A grid of size n*n filled with 0, 1, 2, 3 Task: Check whether there is a path possible from the source to destination (you can traverse left, right, up, or down) Given: A square chessboard, the initial position of the Knight, and the position of a target Task: Write a code to find the minimum steps required by the knight to reach the target position Given: An adjacency list of a graph adj with V number of vertices and having 0-based index Task: Write a code to find whether the graph is bipartite or not Given: A 2D binary matrix A(0-based index) of dimensions NxM Task: Find the minimum number of steps required to reach from (0,0) to (X, Y) Given: A directed graph with V vertices (numbered from 0 to V-1) and E edges Task: Find the number of strongly connected components in the graph Given: A directed graph Task: Find if a vertex j is reachable from another vertex i for all vertex pairs (i, j) in the given graph Given: A weighted, undirected, and connected graph of V vertices and E edges Task: Write a code to find the sum of weights of the edges of the minimum spanning tree Given: Weights and values of N items Task: Put these items in a knapsack of capacity W to get the maximum total value in the knapsack Given: N activities with their start date and finish date in array start[ ] and end[ ] Task: Select the maximum number of activities that can be performed by a single person, assuming that a person can only work on a single activity in a given day Given: Arrival and departure times of all trains that reach a railway station Task: Find the minimum number of platforms required for the railway station such that no train is kept waiting Given: A set of N jobs, where each job “I” has a deadline and profit associated with it.. For example: 7, 8987, and 4343456 are Jumping Numbers, but 796 and 89098 are not) Given: Binary number B Task: Find its decimal equivalent Given: Two numbers A and B Task: Find Kth digit at the right of AB Given: A number N Task: Write a code to reverse its digits Given: A number N Task: Check if a number is perfect or not (a number is said to be perfect if the sum of all its factors excluding the number itself is equal to the number) Given: A number N Task: Write a code to find the largest prime factor of that number Given: Two integers n and r Task: Find nCr (the answer may be very large, so calculate the answer modulo 109+7) Task: Write a program to calculate nPr — nPr represents n permutation r and the value of nPr is (n!)
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AWS stands for Amazon Web Service; it is a collection of remote computing services also known as a cloud computing platform.. Route 53: A DNS web service Simple E-mail Service: It allows sending e-mail using RESTFUL API call or via regular SMTP Identity and Access Management: It provides enhanced security and identity management for your AWS account Simple Storage Device or (S3): It is a storage device and the most widely used AWS service Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2): It provides on-demand computing resources for hosting applications.. It is handy in case of unpredictable workloads Elastic Block Store (EBS): It offers persistent storage volumes that attach to EC2 to allow you to persist data past the lifespan of a single Amazon EC2 instance CloudWatch: To monitor AWS resources, It allows administrators to view and collect keys.. A template for the root volume for the instance Launch permissions decide which AWS accounts can avail the AMI to launch instances A block device mapping that determines the volumes to attach to the instance when it is launched. Spin up a new larger instance than the one you are currently running Pause that instance and detach the root webs volume from the server and discard Then stop your live instance and detach its root volume Note the unique device ID and attach that root volume to your new server And start it again. Use AWS identity and access management to control access to your AWS resources Restrict access by allowing only trusted hosts or networks to access ports on your instance Review the rules in your security groups regularly Only open up permissions that you require Disable password-based login, for example, launched from your AMI. Software as a Service (SaaS), Data as a Service (DaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).. Amazon S3 standard Amazon S3 standard-infrequent Access Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage Amazon Glacier
Amazon interview questions are notoriously tough. With the tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Amazon, there's a reason
Bezos named Amazon after the “exotic and different” Amazon, something he wanted his new company to be known for.. From grown men crying at their desks almost everyday, to employees being pushed further creatively than they ever thought possible, one word sums up life at Amazon – intense.. If not, don’t even think about trying to navigate Amazon interview questions.. It’s also extensive in the number of interviews (multiple phone interviews and potentially 5 in-person interviews in a day).. Life at Amazon is intense, and you are initiated into this culture via the interview process.. You’ll be faced with Amazon behavioral questions encompassing the following 13 categories:. Or, about a time you made a poor decision and what you learned about it.. Be prepared to answer questions about how you have placed the customer above all else, and how you have exhibited excellent service.. You’ll answer questions on how you have identified and executed on the right inputs for your current business.. You’ll be asked to share stories about a time you sourced an idea from an unconventional place, and times you implemented inventive solutions to problems.. Here, Amazon is looking for examples of times that you have valued long-term growth over short-term results.. They’re also looking for times when you have made decisions in the best interests of the company, not just your own team.