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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Amazon believes in a diverse perspective. When have you worked with a diverse group of people?

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    Amazon believes in a diverse perspective. When have you worked with a diverse group of people?

      How to Answer

      Amazon has a clear statement, available online, related to diversity and inclusion. They say, 'We are a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources, including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience. We are working to develop leaders and shape future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our customers around the world.' Discuss with the interviewer how you plan to contribute to their diverse workplace culture and assure them that you can handle an environment that offers diversity.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time at university. I am most comfortable and happy in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have worked in a diverse environment my entire marketing career. A successful company should embrace the diversity of all kinds. It's what spurs creative and innovative ideas!"

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time at Baylor University. I moved from India, which is one of the most diverse cultures in the world. During my time at MBA, I met people from Brazil, Morocco, and Africa. I learned how people can think from different perspectives and how business implications could differ from culture and politics. I am most comfortable and happy in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is a great start! If possible, give a direct story related to diversity to keep your interviewer engaged. For instance, "While living in India, my school classrooms represented 13 cultures and four languages...what I learned from the experience was..."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people for mostly my entire career. From my last role as a catering business owner, I have experience engaging with people of different cultural backgrounds. From time to time, schools planned events where we were given an assigned station to assist parents with their inquiries about our lunch services. I enjoy this environment because it offers me great learning opportunities to assist others with their needs. With this experience, I gained skills and knowledge on being a good listener, handling various situations, and resolving issues within a company."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Great response; this shows that you have experienced working with diverse individuals and have strong interpersonal skills. To strengthen your response, you may wish to explicitly state how meeting with parents connects to engaging with people of different cultural backgrounds.

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