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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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Tell me about the most interesting project you have worked on this year and the biggest thing you learned from it.

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    Tell me about the most interesting project you have worked on this year and the biggest thing you learned from it.

      How to Answer

      Discuss with the interviewer one of your recent projects that particularly piqued your interest. Describe the biggest takeaway for you from that particular project and how it impacted you professionally.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "In my previous role, we were working on a variety of projects with fingerprint recognition software. One of the most interesting projects was a fingerprint-based ATM system. It was a test project for a large banking institution. In addition to learning a great deal about fingerprint recognition, I was also able to learn a lot about the critical relationship between software and security."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I find the majority of the projects that I have been working on this past year to be very interesting. If I had to choose one, I would choose to work on the Uber app. Since I am still in my internship, I didn't have any major contributions; however, I learned a lot about on-demand apps and building a friendly user interface."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "One of the most exciting group projects I had was on ML. I had to work on two large datasets, do an explanatory analysis, and perform Supervised and Unsupervised learning methods to derive exciting results. This project was exciting because we didn’t have any guidelines, only the datasets. The biggest thing I learned from it is to be curious; then, you can dive deeper into the problem or challenge and discover new things that you have never imagined. You don't have to get instructions to do a task. You have to jump into it."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Curiosity is an essential quality that rarely gets enough attention in an interview. I love that you brought it up. Good response, overall.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "The most interesting project I've worked on this year was implanting the call center solution to cut down the cost in this COVID-19 crisis. My task was to find a cloud-based call center solution. Our management team didn't provide the exact budget for that. I had to be frugal since we needed to cut down the cost. I've done a demo with different companies, and I was curious about all the processes and technology. The biggest thing I learned from it is we can maintain our quality with enough effort even in a frugal situation."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This project sounds like a considerable challenge! Do you have any measurable results that you could share with the interviewer? For instance, were you able to cut down costs by X amount of $? If so, how long did this take you, and how challenging was it to implement changes? I like that you mention 'frugal' since this is another of Amazon's 14 Leadership Principles: "Frugality: Accomplish more with less. Constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention. There are no extra points for growing headcount, budget size, or fixed expense."

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