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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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This role with Amazon is highly technical. What is your understanding of this position and the responsibilities that come with it?

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    This role with Amazon is highly technical. What is your understanding of this position and the responsibilities that come with it?

      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you bring a complete understanding of the technical requirements attached to this particular job. It is essential that you research the role and thoroughly consume the information provided in its job posting/job description. Keep your answer to the point.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "From our previous conversation, understanding the job description, and researching the role online, I feel that the job is best described as a project leader focused on algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented design. The technical requirements that you would like to see are Java and C/C++ in a Linux environment. I am well versed in the tasks and programs you are asking for and am confident that I meet the strict requirements to perform in this role successfully."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My understanding is that you seek a candidate with expert level skills in C/C++ and Java in a Linux environment who can train junior employees. I am an expert user in these areas. Do you have any questions about my technical expertise?"

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "Understanding the job description, I think you are looking for people that meet the technical requirements of knowing SQL and Tableau. You would also like people with some knowledge of Python. I am good at using SQL and Tableau, and I understand that you'd like me to develop better Python skills. Regarding the responsibilities, I have worked on similar duties in the past, so I am confident that I successfully meet the strict requirements to perform in this role well."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good start! Just a touch more detail in some areas, and you will have a very compelling response. I have offered a few suggestions below.

      "Understanding the job description, I think the technical requirements Amazon would like to see are SQL and Tableau, as well as some knowledge of Python. I am highly skilled in SQL and Tableau, and I am developing myself in Python. Regarding the responsibilities, I have worked on similar kinds of responsibilities previously (Such as? Try to include measurable statements), so I am confident that I meet the strict requirements to perform in this role successfully."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I have read the job description multiple times and understand that the job requires a deep understanding of software engineering principles, OOPs concepts, and the skill to manage and lead teams. I have the skills to manage and lead teams with a strong understanding of the concepts needed for the job. I will be able to perform according to company standards."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You have clearly read through the responsibilities of the role, which is good! If you have examples of recent work where you have deployed these skills, try to offer examples of how you have applied them in your current position (software engineering principles, OOPs concepts, and the skills to manage and lead the teams).

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