eBlog - Amazon Interviewing Practices

During my time at Amazon, I interviewed nearly 1,000 candidates for employment – everything from Data Scientists to Vendor Managers to senior leadership. While I’m no HR person, I was one of the company’s first round of “Bar Raisers”, and elite group of specially trained interviewers who were responsible for facilitating hiring decisions and training other managers on how to interview for maximum success. Today, I’m back in the hiring seat at Ideoclick, having hired over 75 employees in the past 18 months and flexing those old interviewing muscles! 

Amazon has a notoriously rigorous interviewing process, and here are some tactics we used at the best of the best.

Note: These ideas assume you have a steady stream of job candidates, something everyone is not always lucky enough to have . . .