Applying at Amazon: 7 tips from recruiters

Amazon asked recruiters across the company to provide their best tips for applying for a job at Amazon. With a simple click of "apply now," thousands of candidates around the world begin their journey with Amazon each day. Though our hiring team is not able to personally respond to every application, they work to provide the best experience possible for each candidate.

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"Just like we obsess over customers, we obsess over our candidates," said Michelle Jackson, Senior Client Lead Recruiter, Global Specialty Fulfillment at Amazon. "We want to make sure you have a great experience and that you have the resources you need."

Part of providing a positive experience for candidates means setting them up for success. That's why we interviewed recruiters from across the organization to create a two-part series for applying and interviewing at Amazon. Because the journey begins with your application, we're starting with job application tips.

Here are seven ways you can create a more effective application, according to Amazon recruiters.

  1. Figure out what you really want to do
  2. Pick five roles based on basic qualifications
  3. Don't judge a job by its title
  4. Frame your story with data
  5. Identify your unique value
  6. Simplify your resume
  7. Don't cut your experiences short
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