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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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Working at Amazon, you will experience changes on a regular basis. When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?

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    Working at Amazon, you will experience changes on a regular basis. When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?

      How to Answer

      Being able to swivel the focus of your project is a necessary skill for your success in most careers. Talk to the interviewer about a time when a significant change occurred on a project. Explain how you handled the implementation of the new information.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I had a large project last month that was nearly complete when the client called to say that the specs provided were incorrect. Because of this, our team had to re-do the entire proposal. It took us an additional four days of work, but, in the end, the client was delighted with our work, and it resulted in new opportunities with them."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I would say that being in the software and technology business means changing major components on projects on a very regular basis. I am very well accustomed to changing gears at a moment's notice and can adapt very well."

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "We were working on an audit report with different types of questions, but the initial requirement was for MCQs only. We then received an additional requirement that would allow users to answer other kinds of questions. We needed to make significant changes to the code as a result."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is a nice start! When answering 'when have you...' questions, it's best to provide a full story-based example. The STAR framework may be helpful for you here (Situation, Task, Action, Result). If you'd like to learn more, we have a guide here: https://www.mockquestions.com/articles/Master Behavioral-Based Interviews Using The Star Method/ If you want to re-work the response, I am here to help :)

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      Anonymous Answer

      "At the beginning of a big project, I worked with raw data provided by the client. I was finalizing the system's data when the client realized that the data they provided us had the wrong IDs and was mixed up with other data. As a result, I had to work on the data again, which took a few more days to complete. In the end, the client was thrilled with our work and gave us more projects."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is a good start! I recommend closely following the STAR framework and adding details to your story to set the stage more fully. If you are not familiar with STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result), we have a guide that you can access here: https://www.mockquestions.com/articles/Master Behavioral-Based Interviews Using The Star Method/

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