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We consider research to be the backbone of what we do at Amazon. Do you think it's important to conduct research before beginning a project or would you rather jump right in?

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    We consider research to be the backbone of what we do at Amazon. Do you think it's important to conduct research before beginning a project or would you rather jump right in?

      Talk to the interviewer about your work habits and the way in which you prefer to approach a new project. If you have a sense of how Amazon prefers to approach their work you should discuss that method. For instance, if the interviewer tells you that they prefer extensive research before beginning a project, that is your queue to talk about your excellent research skills.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I agree that research is the backbone of a strong project. Without it, important details are missed and much time is wasted. I like to research before starting a project so that I can lay out a plan and understand the potential hurdles as well."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Although there are some instances where jumping right it may be required, I always prefer to research before I being a project. Rest assured; I would always follow your preferred methods, should I be hired."

      Anonymous Answer

      "It depends on the situation. I believe if research is available, it's essential to start with what has been done before; however, no prior research shouldn't be a barrier to start. With no previous research, one should see the reversibility of the project and go based on this. If a project is easily reversible, there is little to no risk moving forward without much thought."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your answer shows your ability to think critically and break down a projects' needs before diving in. Fantastic response!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I agree that research is the backbone of a strong project. Without it, important details are missed, and much time is wasted. I like to research before starting a project to lay out a plan and understand the potential hurdles as well."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good start! To make your answer more personalized, consider adding an example of a time when you took this approach to a project.

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