All about Amazon Career Day

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Amazon Career Day is an annual virtual event that's been running for the past three years.

It's a popular job fair, and last year more than 1 million people applied for a job at Amazon as part of Career Day

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Every day, job seekers from around the world are connected with Amazon recruiters. And, existing Amazon employees can log in for career advice.

​Before the next Amazon Career Day, take some time to learn about what's involved and how you can participate.

To help you prepare, we've put together the following guide. Read on for everything you need to know about Amazon Career Day.

What is Amazon?

Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world. The virtual marketplace is the place to shop for just about anything. The list includes books, lifestyle products, groceries, electronics, games, baby goods, and toys.

Plus, the company offers cloud-based software solutions on demand through Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, with its headquarters in Seattle. It's since grown to become one of the world's leading companies, with over 1.3 million workers.

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LinkedIn recently named Amazon as the best employer in the U.S. One of the reasons it ranked so highly is because Amazon often hires people with no experience.

And, they give existing employees opportunities for learning and promotions.

What is Amazon Career Day?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Career Day is a virtual event. If you're looking for work, you'll have the chance to apply at Amazon through this event.

Career Day 2021 had over 40,000 corporate and tech roles waiting to be filled in the U.S. And, there were tens of thousands of hourly positions available for those looking to work in the operations network.

But, the day is so much more than just a typical job fair. There are one-on-one career coaching sessions, and information about the types of jobs that are available at the company.

Plus, industry experts share their experiences during informative chat sessions. In 2021, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, author David Epstein, and Senior Client Advisor Carla Harris from Morgan Stanley gave their top tips.

While Amazon does regularly take on new employees, its Career Day is an exclusive 24-hour event.

What should you expect from Amazon Career Day?

Amazon Career Day isn't a one-size-fits-all event. If you're a job seeker, you can drop by to learn more about the company and apply for a job. Or, if you already work for Amazon, you can talk about your career path and where to go next.

Last year, Amazon recruiters hosted 20,000 career coaching sessions. These were one-on-one online meetings with personalized advice. But, if you miss out on talking to a recruiter, there's still plenty to explore.

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Amazon has a series of virtual sessions that you can tune in to on the day. And, if you missed out, you can watch replay videos on YouTube. For example, you can learn about entry-level positions, application processes, job requirements, and workplace health and safety.

Plus, there are video overviews from different departments, including the fulfillment center and warehouse.

Amazon Career Day is free, and with experts and existing employees sharing their knowledge, it'll motivate you to take the next step in your career.

When is the next Amazon Career Day?

The date for Amazon Career Day 2022 hasn't been announced yet. But, the career day event is usually held around September.

One of the reasons it's held near the end of the year is to help the company hire for the busy holiday shopping season:

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If you're interested in the event, you can join in from different locations around the world. You should check your local event details as time zones do vary.

Once the date has been set, Amazon will create a link on its website with all the details you need. The website will include details of guest speakers, the number of jobs available, and how to sign up.

To keep updated, you can follow Amazon on Facebook. When the next Career Day is scheduled, they’ll make an announcement.

How you make the most of Amazon Career Day

Amazon regularly hires new team members. You don't have to wait until Amazon Career Day to apply for a new job. However, attending these virtual sessions can give you an edge.

Amazon's personalized coaching sessions get snapped up quickly. We recommend you secure a spot as soon as they become available if you get the opportunity.

Before the day, browse open positions at Amazon. Think about what type of role would suit your interests and skills. For example, if you enjoy working with people, you can apply for a customer service role. Or, if you have software skills, you can apply for a job in the tech hub.

It's a good idea to have your resume ready before the event so you can make changes as you learn what Amazon is looking for. We also recommend reading our guide on Amazon's hiring process.

For most jobs, you'll need to fill out an online application and assessment. Then, you'll need to pass a phone interview and an in-person interview.

If you participate in Amazon Career Day, you'll get world-class insights and learn how to develop your skills through Amazon's tactical training sessions. These sessions are designed to help you improve your resume and excel in a job interview.

For example, the Amazon team recommends you use the STAR (situation, task, action, result) method. By taking advice from leaders, you can improve your chances of getting a job.

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Tips for Amazon Career Day

Here are our top tips for the event:

  • Sign up for the event as soon as it’s announced

  • Prepare a list of questions you want answered

  • Make sure you have a fast internet connection

  • Check that your microphone and camera are working

  • Listen to what the experts are saying

  • Have a printout of your resume ready so that you can flag changes

  • Take notes during the information sessions

  • Replay the videos to make sure you haven’t missed anything

  • Browse Amazon jobs

  • Complete a job application

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What types of jobs are available at Amazon?

There are many Amazon jobs you can apply for, depending on where you live.

Let's take a look at some of the most popular positions that you may be interested in:

Fulfillment center associate

In the Amazon fulfillment center, associates are responsible for receiving stock deliveries. They restock the shelves and make sure products meet quality standards.

When orders come in, fulfillment center associates pack them as efficiently as possible. They need to double-check that every order is accurate and packaged securely.

The job requires some manual handling. For example, you'll need to carry packages and boxes. To make it easier, associates use carts and moving equipment. If you can drive a forklift, it'll be beneficial.

To work as a fulfillment center associate, you'll need to be physically fit with great attention to detail. And you should be a team player.

Customer service associate

Amazon customer service associates speak to customers and help resolve any issues. For example, they track packages, explain how to return products, deal with complaints, and answer general queries.

Some customer service associates work from home as part of the Virtual Customer Service team.

Amazon customers connect in a number of ways. For example, customers often use email, phone, Alexa, or virtual chat to speak to an Amazon associate.

Customer service representatives need to use their excellent communication skills to answer every query quickly and professionally.

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To be successful in this role, you'll need good customer service skills. And, you should have great attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Delivery station associate

Before parcels are delivered to customers, they're sent to an Amazon delivery station.

Delivery station associates unpack trucks full of orders and get the parcels ready to be transported to customers.

These workers use equipment such as conveyor belts to get orders ready for Amazon drivers. For bulky items such as furniture and refrigerators, delivery station associates use technology to safely pack boxes and envelopes into the driver's vehicle.

To work in this role, you'll need to be physically fit. Some heavy lifting is required, as well as bending and twisting. Parcels can arrive in pallets, and you'll need to unpack them safely and efficiently.

Orders need to be tracked, so you'll use scanners and an inventory management program to make sure everything arrives at its destination.

Grocery shopper

If you get a job as an Amazon grocery shopper, you'll work inside a Whole Foods Market. The job involves picking and packing grocery orders for customers ready for delivery.

Grocery shoppers read customers’ orders and find the items they need in-store. They use a mobile phone app to check orders and communicate with customers.

The products are scanned and bagged. Amazon grocery shoppers need to make sure the items they choose are high quality. The role requires some lifting and long hours spent on your feet.

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Grocery shoppers need to handle alcohol, so the minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

To get the job, you'll need to be physically fit with great attention to detail. And, you should be tech-savvy with good customer service skills.

DSP delivery associate

DSP (Delivery Service Partners) delivery associates collect and deliver parcels on behalf of Amazon.

They drive vehicles with Amazon branding and deliver at least 200 parcels each shift. A typical work week for DSP delivery associates is five days a week, with shifts starting at different times of the day. Weekend work is also available.

The role involves some heavy lifting, and drivers often need to speak to customers.

If you want to work as a DSP delivery associate, you'll need to be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license. You should be a safe driver with good time management skills.

You'll need to feel comfortable navigating traffic, and all parcels should be handled correctly. As a representative for Amazon, you'll need to be friendly and professional.

Why should you apply for a job at Amazon?

Amazon has a range of opportunities, including entry-level positions, hourly roles, and corporate jobs. It's an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce.

Full-time employees and some part-time employees are entitled to benefits. For example, you may get health insurance, dental insurance, and access to a company-matched 401(k) retirement plan.

Employees can invest in Amazon company stock, and there are incentives to continue their education. Plus, you'll get parental leave and health and wellness services.

You can read our Amazon benefits guide for a full list of employee perks.

If you're interested in applying, you can browse our job board for Amazon positions.

How much can you make at Amazon?

The amount you can make at Amazon depends on the position and your location. The starting wage in most states is up to $18 per hour. This pay is competitive and is much higher than the minimum wage.

If you start as an entry-level employee, there may be opportunities to get a promotion in the future.

Those on a salary can make much more depending on skills and experience.

For example, the average salary for someone working in operations management is $57,329 per year. Software development engineers make an average of $123,437 per year.

When you apply for a position, the salary is usually included in the job description.

Getting a job at Amazon

Amazon Career Day is an annual virtual event. It’s designed to help job seekers and current employees learn more about the company.

There are guest speakers, one-on-one coaching sessions, and opportunities to get information about what to expect if you get a job.

You don’t have to wait until Amazon Career Day to apply for a position. But what you learn on the day can help you get your resume just right.

There are positions available now, such as fulfillment center associate, customer service associate, delivery station associate, grocery shopper, and DSP delivery associate roles.

Want to find a job in your area? Visit our job board. Plus, visit our Getting Hired Resource Center for more tips and tricks.

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