Tips to boost your career with Amazon Career Day 2021
Are you looking for a new job, or hoping to transition to a different career path? Are you looking for advice on apprenticeships, skills training, or one-to-one coaching sessions with top recruiters?
Hosted live on Thursday September 16th, Amazon Career Day was our free interactive experience for all job seekers, regardless of your level of experience, professional field, or background – whether you are interested in working at Amazon or elsewhere.
A big thank you to the thousands of attendees, inspiring speakers, and dedicated recruiters who joined Amazon Career Day 2021. We hope you enjoyed all the sessions, learned more about working at Amazon, and got some tips that help you in your job search.
Missed a session at the event? Recordings of Amazon Career Day programming are available on the Amazon Career Day Content Hub now through the end of the month.
From recruiter tips to industry insight – here’s a round-up of how Amazon Career Day 2021 can boost your career.
Hear from industry experts
New York Times bestselling author David Epstein discusses how most career paths do not move in a straight line, and explains why that’s okay – even beneficial. In this session, David also offers insights into how to highlight your own unique story and the benefits your individuality brings to a rapidly changing job market.
Amazon’s CEO Andy Jassy joins us for a discussion about his own career path, the culture at Amazon, and his advice for a rewarding career.
You can also hear from Amazon employees working in a range of areas, from gaming and robotics to AI and sustainability. Each will reveal what they do, their career path, and what it’s like working at Amazon.
Apprenticeships for all ages and skill levels
Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, hosts a panel about apprenticeships at Amazon and opportunities for people of all ages, including a panel of Amazonians from Operations and Corporate roles to share their experience of fully funded apprenticeships.
This session also looks at motivations and opportunities to progress and diversify your career by increasing your skill levels, soft skills, confidence and more.
Apprenticeship opportunities at Amazon have never been more exciting. This year we have announced 1,000 new full-time apprenticeship roles in 25 different schemes to match a diverse range of skillsets and ambitions – from automation engineering to broadcast production, robotics to safety technician.
Interview and recruitment tips
Your resume has secured you an interview, now what?
Preparation is key when interviewing. Our segment ‘How to Interview at Amazon (And Beyond)’ offers tactical advice, including: how to best prepare in advance, which questions interviewers tend to ask most, and tips to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
The panel discussion ‘What it’s Really Like Working at Amazon’ lifts the lid on life at Amazon, helping attendees understand how our 16 Leadership Principles inform everything we do – and how you can best prepare for a well-informed interview process.
Want to prepare for Amazon’s interview questions and find out how we hire and develop the best? Our recruiters have offered their best tips for interviewing at Amazon.
Chart your own path
Employees at Amazon have a unique opportunity to build their career path by owning their development, their career and their future. Having ideas and initiative will define the possibilities they explore, the opportunities they take advantage of and the impact they have.
To find out more, our panel discussion on the ‘Hottest Careers At Amazon’ will help you discover the range of careers available – and the many different paths you can take to achieve your goals.
Amazonians also share ‘A Day in the Life’ as we hear employees’ stories, like musician Freddie Openshaw who joined during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having discovered how much he enjoys the people and fast pace of work, Freddie has decided to stay at Amazon and balance both careers.
We also hear from Noel McLean, a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) instructor in Doncaster who enjoys flexible hours, safe working conditions, and is saving to buy his first house for his young family.
Tony Harris, former Army Captain who suffered serious injuries during a tour of duty, shares how he found fresh purpose in competitive sports, coaching leadership skills and a new career at Amazon, where he has recently completed his MBA.
Whether you’re starting out, looking for a career change, or seeking new skills, Amazon Career Day can help to boost your career.
To explore open roles visit Amazon.jobs, or view the recordings of the Amazon Career Day programming which are available now until the end of the month.