Amazon Job Interview Prep Success Stories
"I wanted to inform that I have been offered Program Manager position by Amazon. Thank you for all your guidance! Your preparation really helped me and provided the right confidence for interviews. I know that I talk too much and always give too much detail. Cut cut cut! Thank you for practicing the STAR method with me. I recommend you to others who need interview support."
– from Pakistan, applying for Alexa Program Manager
"I am delighted to share that Amazon made me an offer and I accepted. I really want to thank you for your blog articles and responses to my questions that gave me direction and guidance through out the process. I didn't know how to prepare for the interviews and talking to you showed me a good structure to use for this."
— applying for Cloud Technical Account Manager
"I had a nice interview, had a good discussion with the recruiter manager, cracked the principle questions very well with better fluent English. Thanks to you. But unfortunately, I was not selected for next interview as they want the expert level in coding and SQL queries developer which I honestly said that I can not do since it is not what I am expecting from the job responsibilities.
I thank you once again and meanwhile, please feel free to reach out if you happen to be in Columbus city. I and my wife would love to meet you personally. Best wishes to you continued teaching passion. God bless. :)
– from India, applying for IT Business Analyst/Kindle in Seattle
"Jennifer, thank you for our Skype coaching session. It was a really helpful session for me..! I know that you helped me to shorten my answers. They were much too long. You helped me work on my intro statement because it was too long and had too many details. You also answered all my questions about the Amazon interviews."
– from India, applying for IT position in Seattle
"I had two sessions with Jennifer. She said that my answers were too detailed and they needed structure so we worked on the STAR method. She said that I improved a lot after our first session, and I think I did. Interviewing at Amazon isn't easy."
– from Mexico, applying for Senior Business Development Manager, Amazon Marketplace
"Got in. Thanks Jennifer for your article. It helped a lot."
– Interviewing for Data Engineer job in Seattle
"I got the job! Thanks for your help. Your preparation was spot on."
– Applying for Sales Manager at Amazon bookstore on the West Coast
"Jennifer answered a lot of questions for me about interviewing at Amazon. She advised me to mention that I had an MBA at the beginning of my intro and add my sales numbers (which are good) and add numbers to my answers, and we also talked about how to be assertive but not be seen as aggressive (as a woman)."
–from India, applying for Account Manager job in Higher Ed, Seattle
"Thank you again for your help today. It really helped me boost my confidence."
– from Pakistan, applying to Associate Solutions Architect job in NYC
"This is Nihan writing you after reading your blog on interviewgenie.com. I would like to start thanking you as these posts are really helpful for anyone having an interview, especially with Amazon."
— applying to AWS
Job Interview Prep Success Stories
"Hi Jennifer, I wanted to provide you with an update on my job search. As you may recall, I was interviewing at GoDaddy. After a few informational interviews they invited me to loop for an individual contributor Director role. So, I would be reporting into a Director of Design, still as a leader, but as an IC. My interview went so well they have offered me the position in which I was going to report to! So, the current Director of Design and her team will be reporting to me. I'm elated! Furthermore, I've negotiated my compensation resulting in a roughly 30% increase in my pay annually.
I've certainly learned many lessons in this experience such as telling interviewers what I really think and structuring my communication in a way that elevates my senior leadership experience. I also learned that I should stop continuously banging my head against the wall if something is not working. I should instead stop and get help. That's where you came in! I want to sincerely thank you for your clear and direct feedback. It was obviously invaluable and allowed me to reach my goal. Thanks again for all your help!"
"By the way Jennifer I did the interview it was greeaaat. I just did what you said and it was absolutely great. Thank you dear God bless you."
– Doctor from Saudi Arabia, applying for a neurology fellowship at a children's hospital in Canada
"Would like to share the news to you. I have been successfully selected from the airline interview."
— Applying for Singapore Air cabin crew job
"I've had a lot of English teachers and you are the best of them. Thank you for your help with my presentation skills and with improving my level of English over the last year. I know that I wouldn't have this job if I hadn't been working with you."
– Health care industry consultant at PwC, Rome
"I worked with Jennifer for 5 sessions. We practiced regular questions and behavioral questions, and she also explained to me how small talk works in America in interviews. She also told me I had to start reading the paper in case someone asked me about current events at dinner or at the interview. Our preparation clearly worked because I got accepted to the Cleveland Clinic, which was my first choice."
– Medical student from China, doing rotations in the US and applying for an anesthesiology residency in US hospitals
"Jennifer helped me write my resume. She showed me how to describe my jobs using numbers – amount of sales per year, for example – and I think that was very helpful because I am in sales and the numbers are important. I put my resume on LinkedIn and I got called by a recruiter the next day and had an interview the next week. Jennifer gave me tips on how to talk about myself in the interview. My English is not perfect but I did well and got a new job making more than my old boss!
– Sales executive from Hong Kong, went from junior sales executive at an Italian food and beverage company to senior sales executive at a Swiss chocolate company
"Our lessons was very nice and Jennifer has a very good experience in interview preparation. We spent four hours before my interview reviewing my experience and planning my answers. She told me I need to not say "uh" in each sentence. Her tips will be very useful! Thanks Jennifer!"
– Brazilian accountant, Senior M&A Manager at Big 4 firm, applying for a secondment in the US
"Jennifer is very attentive and helpful teacher. She gave me tips for questions and answers in job interviews and how to use the correct vocabulary."
– Systems Analyst from Brazil, applying to a German company
"I speak fairly good English but I don't know the right words for interviews. Jennifer helped me write down my answers to common interview questions. It was very important for me to write them first so I could study them. Then we practiced them together. This method worked very well for me because I did well in the interview and got the job I wanted."
– IT Consultant, from Argentina working in the US
"Thank you for help with my job interview answers. I wanted some feedback about my interview skills and my English. I feel more comfortable now."
– French marketing associate, applying for a new job in marketing
"Jennifer coached me through preparing for interviews. I've been in the US since I was 18 and my English is very good, but I worry about my accent. I wanted feedback on my communication skills because I haven't been doing well in interviews and I wasn't sure why. Jennifer told me what I might be doing wrong and we practiced answering basic questions until I felt more comfortable. With Jennifer's expert guidance and encouragement I gained confidence in my abilities and potential for success. I highly recommend her to anyone needing help with interviewing in English."
– Administrative assistant from the Ukraine, working in the US
"Very nice lesson! We talked about job interviews. She gave me tips for answering common questions."
– Italian accountant, working in the automotive industry in Italy
"We prepared for my first English interview and she is really good about teaching."
– from Turkey
"Jennifer helped me with my resume. I didn't know how to explain my jobs in English. I wanted feedback on it from someone who speaks English. My resume is ready now so I will look for a job."
– Sociologist from Ecuador, looking for a job at an NGO in Washington, D.C.
"Jennifer helped me with my resume. We did several drafts. I am not good in English. I am from Iraq and we don't do resumes the same way."
— Irrigation engineer from Baghdad
Admissions Interview Prep Success Stories
"Jennifer is well experienced in helping students with interview preparing. If you are worried about your interview, do not hesitate to ask for help from Jennifer and her suggestions will be more than you expected."
– Chinese college student, applying to the European Forum Alpbach
"Hi Jennifer, Thank you for helping with the interview prep. He did very well on the actual interview :) "
– Parent of a Chinese 10th grader, applying to an international high school in Idaho
"Jennifer helped me prepare for my interviews. I was applying to colleges in the US as a transfer student. I go to an English language school in China now and so my English is good and I did well on the TOEFL but when I worked with Jennifer I didn't know how to answer the questions quickly. I think I am good at English but I never speak with native speakers so I had to practice before my interviews. I also didn't understand some of the questions that she gave me. She explained them to me and I practiced them for homework. She also told me I needed to research the schools more before I went to the interviews. I applied to 5 schools and I had Skype interviews with all 5. I did much better in my interviews than I thought I would. I wasn't perfect, but I got into American University! Thank you for your help Jennifer."
– Chinese college student transferring to a US school
"She always listens to my words attentively. She is a great listener who can point out my mistakes."
– from South Korea, applying to US colleges
"I am grateful for your help Jennifer, thank you!"
– from Saudi Arabia, getting a BA in Sociology
"Jennifer helped me with my interviews. I didn't know how to interview in English. She gave me tips and good answers."
– from Brazil, applying to graduate programs in the US and Australia
"Thank you for your help with my interview. I was okay!"
– from Brazil, applying to colleges in the US
"Dear Jennifer, Thanks a lot for your advice, they are very helpful. I was really nervous about my interviews before our classes, but now I'm more confident. I think if I practice enough, I will be able to answer without scripts easily. Again, thank you! Best wishes."