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How to prepare for your virtual interview

If your interview is scheduled to be held virtually via Amazon Chime, be sure to follow these tips to achieve the best experience.  


Prior to your virtual interview:

  • Download Amazon Chime, our video conferencing tool. Amazon Chime works across your devices so that you can stay connected, helping you to work productively from anywhere.
    • If you plan to present during your interview, you will need to download Chime to your computer.
    • For a practice run, feel free to reach out to your recruiting contact.
    • Typically, the same dial-in is used for the entire interview panel, so if possible, please stay connected on the call during your break, or rejoin a few minutes early to ensure there are no technical issues.
  • We will get to know you through your career experiences and the projects you have worked on by asking questions that address our Audible People Principles. Please be prepared to share and discuss your work.

On the day of your interview:

  • Designate a quiet, comfortable place with a strong internet connection for your interview.
  • Test Amazon Chime to ensure it is working correctly on your device and confirm that your webcam works properly.
  • Make sure your device, whether a computer or mobile device, is fully charged prior to the interview.
  • Have a paper and a Sharpie ready to use for possible technical questions that require visual explanation. You may also use a whiteboard tool of your choice (such as https://awwapp.com/) and share it through Chime chat. If you choose to go this route, please make sure you practice this prior to your interview.


Troubleshooting: 

  • If you experience technical difficulties during your interview, close out and re-enter the Chime bridge.
  • If you’re having audio issues, whether you’re having trouble hearing the interviewer or the interviewer cannot hear you, the issue may be connectivity. Make sure you’re in an area with a strong internet connection.
  • Email your recruiting contact immediately if you’re unable to connect.


FAQs:

Do I need to use video for the interview, or can I just dial in via phone?
We ask that you use video for your virtual interview. Let your recruiting contact know if you do not have access to a webcam.

Do you treat virtual interviews the same as onsite interviews?
While the setup is different, we treat virtual interviews the same as in-person.

Please reach out to your recruiting contact if you have any other questions.




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