Amazon is one of the most competitive tech job markets in the world. But that doesn’t mean your application has a chance of getting past the gatekeeper. Amazon Rejection emails are so common, they have their own Twitter account and hashtag: #RejectedAtAMZN. That being said, there are a lot of factors that go into why an applicant might not get through to the next round. Here we’ll explore what kind of information Amazon looks for when scanning your resume, how they evaluate different fields of study and what you can do if you see a rejection email that seems unfair.
How Does Amazon Reject Candidates?
Amazon conducts a criminal record check on all job applicants. If an applicant has a felony conviction or a crime that is related to child endangerment, Amazon will not consider them for a job with the company. Amazon also conducts a drug test as part of the application process.
What Is The Reason Amazon Reject Candidates?
The search for the root cause
There’s no shortcut to figuring out why your listing was rejected. In fact, the best way to learn from a rejection is to fully analyze and understand what happened. When you get rejected from Amazon, you have approximately 12 hours to review your listing, edit your listing, and resubmit it. The best thing you can do is to sit down and take a good, long look at why your listing was rejected. Make an effort to find out the exact reason why your listing was rejected. Some sellers have reported receiving a rejection because of the product title and/or description. Sometimes, the listing was rejected because it was missing a critical item. For example, it might have been missing a clear, concise product description or it might have been missing a clear, concise product title.
Identify the filter that’s tripping you up
Next, you want to figure out which filter (or filters) are responsible for your rejection. There are usually several reasons why your listing would have been rejected, and you want to pin them all down. – It failed to pass the relevance test: If your listing was rejected because it didn’t include enough relevant information about your product, you’ve got some work to do. The first step is to re-write your listing to make it more informative. You can then go a step further and create a product video to help boost your listing’s discoverability. – It violated one of the listing policies: If your listing was rejected for a policy violation, the listing will be highlighted in red. If you’re missing some critical item, you might have violated a policy such as not having enough images. You can go back and edit your listing to fix this, or you can select a different listing type. – It was missing one of the essential elements: If your listing was missing one of the essential listing criteria, it will be highlighted in red. You might not have included an image, or perhaps your listing was missing a product description or title. If you go back and fix these issues, your listing will be less likely to be rejected again in the future.
Set a pin to your own success
At the end of the day, you are the one who is responsible for the success of your Amazon business. You can’t pin your hopes on someone else if you’re going to be successful in Amazon. It’s easy to get discouraged once you’ve received a rejection. Try to remember that every listing is different, and you can likely find a way to make it more appealing to Amazon customers. Rejection is a part of the Amazon selling experience, and it’s important to learn from your mistakes so you don’t keep getting rejected. Find a way to pin your rejection so you can quickly see it when you get rejected again. For example, you can pin your rejection to a bulletin board, a wall, or a door.
Take action and stay persistent
The most important thing to remember is to stay persistent. The sooner you open a seller account, the sooner you’ll get your sales going. You can’t blame Amazon or the seller account system for your mistakes or shortcomings. Amazon sellers frequently open new seller accounts. Just like you, most of these sellers are also new to the process and have little to no experience. Many sellers don’t know how to create effective product descriptions, or they don’t know how to set up their listings for optimal performance. As a result, their listings get rejected left and right. You can’t blame Amazon for not selling your product if it’s not properly categorized, advertised, and described. You have to do the work in order to make your listing successful.
Repeat until you get it right
Keep in mind that rejections are just a part of the Amazon selling process. If they weren’t a part of the deal, then we’d all be selling every single product we put our hands on. There will be countless opportunities to get rejected on Amazon, but it’s important to remember that every listing is a chance for you to learn and grow. You can’t let rejections get to you too much. In fact, you should use them as motivation to get better, faster, and stronger. There are many sellers who use rejections as an opportunity to improve their product and listing strategies. In fact, some sellers have even found creative ways to use rejections as stepping stones to success.
How Amazon Recruit Their Associates
Keywords and Skills
Amazon looks at the skills that an associate has and the keywords they use in their resume when deciding who to hire. This way, managers can see what an associate’s qualifications are before they look at that associate’s resume. It can be helpful to focus on keywords that describe your experience and skills. For example, if you are applying for a job that involves data entry, you might write “data entry” in the keyword section of your resume. Amazon uses keywords and algorithms to help them decide who to hire for new positions, so this is one thing that can help you stand out from the crowd.
Interviews and References
After the job ad goes live, Amazon receives hundreds of applications. Some of the applicants that make it to the next round are called in for an interview. Other applicants are contacted by managers to get references on their behalf. After an interview, Amazon looks at how well the associate and the manager communicate. The company also looks at how the associate answers questions and how they perform other tasks, such as staying on task, following directions, and following procedures. After an interview, the company will often schedule a reference check. This is when a manager will contact a reference on their behalf.
Marketing Internship Program (MIP)
Some companies offer experience programs such as the recent marketing internships Amazon has used to recruit new employees. As part of an experience program, you are given tasks, assignments, and projects that help you gain real-world experience that counts towards your resume. While Amazon has never offered experience programs, many associate positions have required an internship before an employee could work full-time. The internship program Amazon has used in the past to hire new employees is commonly referred to as the “Marketing Internship Program.” This program is an internship that lasts for at least six months and usually takes about two. It is designed for full-time associates that want a marketing role. Amazon offers this opportunity to gain real-world marketing experience that can help you stand out from the crowd.
Trade Show and Job Fair
In addition to online job postings and experience programs, Amazon has also used trade shows and job fairs to recruit associates. At these events, existing employees and managers share information about job opportunities and give out samples of products. At a trade show or job fair, you can talk to managers and ask them questions about Amazon. You can also attend seminars and workshops to learn more about the company, including interview techniques. When you are at these events, it can be helpful to dress professionally and wear samples of products you work with regularly, such as an apron or a T-shirt with an Amazon logo. Doing so can help managers see you as an experienced associate that can help with their store. It can also help you stand out from the crowd.
Developing a Networks and Growing Your LinkedIn
In addition to job fairs and trade shows, you can also build your LinkedIn network and grow your network on other social media platforms. You can add other associates to your network on LinkedIn, which can help you find people who want to become managers, who can give you referrals, and who can give you professional advice. You can also ask other associates to add you to their network on LinkedIn, which can help you build your network quickly. You can also join groups and forums related to Amazon, especially those where current employees discuss job opportunities, interviews, and hiring strategies. By actively participating in these forums and groups, you can quickly build your network and find out about new job opportunities.
Amazon is a great place to work. Not only do they have great benefits and pay, but they have an amazing culture and are always looking for ways to improve. With that in mind, if you don’t get an interview, don’t despair. There are ways to double your chances of landing an interview. And if all else fails, there’s always a chance of getting hired by another company!