Anyone applying for a job at Amazon should realize that expectations are high. Bezos himself acknowledges, “It’s not easy to work here.” As Amazon prepares to hire over 100,000 employees across the United States and Canada in the coming months, job seekers should be aware of the qualities the company examines.
Bezos and his hiring team still consider candidates in terms of three broad questions he set forth in his original 1998 Letter to Shareholders:
1. IS THIS A PERSON WE WILL ADMIRE?
2. WILL THIS PERSON INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GROUP?
3. IS THIS PERSON A SUPERSTAR?
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