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Old 06-26-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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Good luck! Don't be discouraged if it takes a while. It took me a couple months to get the first interview... and the first two positions they interviewed me for weren't the right fit, but they determined I was a good fit for Amazon and the third position was the winner.

If you have a background in vendor relations then you would do well with either the buying department or the accounts payable department. Both involve ALOT of vendor relation skills.

I have a tech degree, but its 4 years behind me and no real experience. I was hired for a non-tech job for my management and retail experience. Even big tech companies need non-IT folks to run everything else. :-)

(My husband on the other hand is a developer and was courted without ever having to apply... but developers are special.)
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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(My husband on the other hand is a developer and was courted without ever having to apply... but developers are special.)
Mine too. He posted his resume on Monster and they contacted him. We lived 3,000 miles away and here we are!

Good Luck !
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Mine too. He posted his resume on Monster and they contacted him. We lived 3,000 miles away and here we are!

Good Luck !
Same with mine, but we only lived 1,300 miles away! I knew marrying a developer would pay off someday. LOL

V. =)
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:23 AM
 
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Question Any advice to getting their attention?

With the hundreds of resumes Amazon must receive online each day- is all one can do to get their attention is simply wait and hope for an eventual contact? Or is there something further I can do to further my application along and get noticed? I appreciate the good advice from an insider.

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Good luck! Don't be discouraged if it takes a while. It took me a couple months to get the first interview... and the first two positions they interviewed me for weren't the right fit, but they determined I was a good fit for Amazon and the third position was the winner.

If you have a background in vendor relations then you would do well with either the buying department or the accounts payable department. Both involve ALOT of vendor relation skills.

I have a tech degree, but its 4 years behind me and no real experience. I was hired for a non-tech job for my management and retail experience. Even big tech companies need non-IT folks to run everything else. :-)

(My husband on the other hand is a developer and was courted without ever having to apply... but developers are special.)
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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With the hundreds of resumes Amazon must receive online each day- is all one can do to get their attention is simply wait and hope for an eventual contact? Or is there something further I can do to further my application along and get noticed? I appreciate the good advice from an insider.

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Sign up for job mailing lists for your discipline & register with a few temp agencies that work with Amazon. If you can get temp work there, you can start to build a rep and gain some contacts, and that... just might lead to a FT opportunity.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:30 AM
 
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That's very true about the temp agencies. We are in the hiring process on my team for someone who has been temping for us.

The one other thing that you can do is, if you would like, send me a copy of your resume by email to J99skybird at aol.com and I will forward it to the recruiter for the departments who work with vendor relations. (Yay networking!) Once you get a recruiter to actually contact you, the process actually moves. Its getting that initial contact that is so hard.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Default to J99skybird- did you get my emails?

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That's very true about the temp agencies. We are in the hiring process on my team for someone who has been temping for us.

The one other thing that you can do is, if you would like, send me a copy of your resume by email to J99skybird at aol.com and I will forward it to the recruiter for the departments who work with vendor relations. (Yay networking!) Once you get a recruiter to actually contact you, the process actually moves. Its getting that initial contact that is so hard.
I have sent you a couple of emails- one with my resume attached- did you get it? I had not received a response.
Thanks laura.m.mcmullen@gmail.com
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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Default Anyone with Amazon insider info?

I know a recent UW accounting grad that is having trouble finding job leads. Does anyone know what kind of entry level jobs Amazon might have for someone like this? Hopefully they will like the kid and after a while something in the accounting department would open up.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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Dunno about Amazon, but there's an entry-level job for the City of Seattle somewhere on their website.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Amazon is a good company. They are notorious for keeping everything secret. At least, as much secret as is possible. Smart policy in my opinion.
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