How I Turned My Amazon Interview Mistakes into a $275,000 Tech Job

Cracking the tech interview code: Lessons from my Amazon interview experience

Usman Aslam


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Have you ever faced a challenging tech interview, where the odds seemed stacked against you?

Statistics reveal that, on average, tech job interviews have a 19% acceptance rate.

What if I told you that I turned my own Amazon interview mishaps into a $275,000 tech job?

Join me on a journey through my experiences, as I unravel the valuable lessons learned from my Amazon interview.

This isn’t just about one company; it’s about mastering the art of tech interviews.

So, have you ever wondered how to transform your interview struggles into triumphs? Let’s explore that together.

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1. The Importance of Thorough Preparation

One common interview pitfall is underestimating the need for thorough preparation.

Technical prowess alone isn’t enough; you must also prepare and rehearse your answers. In my case, I didn’t put in enough effort the first time.

2. Demonstrating Cultural Fit

It’s not just about what you know; it’s about aligning with a company’s culture and values.

At Amazon, this means understanding and embodying their Leadership Principles.

Scenario-based questions are common; be ready to showcase your fit with the company’s culture.



Usman Aslam

Ex-Amazonian, Sr. Solutions Architect at AWS, 12x AWS Certified. ❤️ Tech, Cloud, Programming, Data Science, AI/ML, Software Development, and DevOps. Join me 🤝