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“Am I too old for Amazon?”

This is a common question I get from coaching clients in their 40s and 50s who feel insecure about their chances of landing a job at Amazon. Here’s the short answer:

No, you’re not too old. Amazon is not perfect, but it’s as much a meritocracy as any other tech company. If you have the right skills and you’re a good culture fit, age will not be a barrier for you to get a job at Amazon. I’ve helped many folks in their 40s and 50s land such jobs as software development engineer, software development manager, AWS solution architect and more. And I have plenty of experience and advice on the matter, which I’m sharing with you in this post.

If you’re over 40 and considering interviewing for a position at Amazon, read this.

1. Respect Amazon’s interview process

As someone with 20- or 30-plus years of experience, you might feel it’s an insult for Amazon interviewers to ask you basic algorithm and data structure questions. If you want to get a job there, you’ll need to respect the Amazon recruiting machine. Just like younger applicants, you should be prepared to answer data structure and algorithm questions.

When it comes to questions about your experience, choose more recent and relevant experience. What you’ve done 20 years ago might have little relevance to today’s work environment.

However, emphasize that with your experience, you can be particularly valuable to serve as a mentor and a coach to younger employees. Write down career lessons you have learned. Start a blog. Publish a book. Demonstrate that you are willing to serve as a mentor who can help younger employees accelerate their careers.

2. Be realistic about job title and level

Amazon has a flat organizational structure. You must be willing to work for managers who are many years younger and less experienced than you. Job title deflation is an issue at Amazon due to this flat structure, but if you’re open to a lower job title and level, you’ll have a lot more opportunities (having a lesser title doesn’t mean you’ll be under compensated, however — Amazon salaries, sign-on bonuses and stocks are competitive).

Be upfront and transparent with Amazon recruiters about your job level expectation. You can tell them that at this stage of your career, you’re willing to take a lesser role, because you want to focus on what you enjoy doing and what you’re good at. As a manager, I’d be more than happy to have someone who is overqualified on my team. You’ll make my life easier.

3. Keep up with the latest in Amazon technology

It’s a no-brainer that you should be an Amazon Prime member. You should watch Amazon Video. You should know Amazon devices like the Fire Stick and Amazon Echo. If you are applying for a position in AWS, open a free AWS account and play with the various services. Read Amazon Web Service blogs and case studies. There is so much information out there on Amazon innovations; make sure to stay current on the latest technology, features and functionality.

4. Take care of yourself

Age is just a number. You have so much experience and expertise to contribute to the world — but, you need to have the energy and mental sharpness to sustain it.

I have worked with and managed several older workers. The really good ones are some of the best colleagues I have ever worked with. They’re highly skilled, experienced and savvy. They are also at a stage of their career that they don’t feel like they need to prove themselves. The mix of self-confidence, humility and life experience makes it a joy to work with them.

On the other hand, I have also worked with older colleagues whom I secretly wished would retire soon. Almost without exception, these folks tend to be 10-20 years behind the times in terms of skills and industry knowledge. Most of them also have developed memory issues. They simply forget things.

None of us will stay young forever. Exercise regularly, eat healthy and remain sharp. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is still performing at a very high level at age 40 because he put in tremendous effort to stay healthy and fit. To have a successful and long career, take care of your health.

5. Establish the proper mindset to stay young

You’re not too old! Don’t buy into what you read in the media. Just to give you a few examples:

  • Sam Walton founded Walmart when he was 44
  • Julia Child published her first cook at age 50
  • Ray Kroc started McDonald’s at age 52
  • Colonel Sanders franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 62
  • Warren Buffet is still working at age 87 — and his partner Charlie Munger is too, at age 94

The great ones get better as they age. You have so much experience, expertise and savvy to give to this world!

Have confidence

With your experience and expertise, you have a lot to bring to Amazon at this stage of your career. With the proper mindset, preparation and skills, you will be able to land a job at Amazon and continue to grow your career. I love helping older tech workers, and if you need coaching, feel free to contact me below.

Andrew Franklin
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Share Prime benefits and give your teen a new way to shop

As you probably already know, letting your teen shop with your Prime account can cause a whole host of issues. That’s why Amazon is introducing a new way for parents and teens to shop with just one click. Now you can keep your recommendations and Wish Lists private and separate from your teen’s — along with all your saved Prime content. You also get peace-of-mind knowing exactly what your teen is buying. And let’s not forget giving your teen the freedom to shop on their own, but having the power to say yes to orders with just a text or email notification.

Teens 13 to 17 years old can now shop with their own Amazon login. Prime members also get the exclusive benefit of sharing their membership with their teen. Now your purchases can stay private, your teen can access Free Two-Day Shipping, Prime Video and Twitch Prime, and you can approve your teen’s orders from any device you like.

So what’s in it for teens? Once your teen downloads the Amazon app on iTunes, GooglePlay or Amazon Underground, they’ll be able to browse and shop, and have access to select Prime benefits at no extra cost. Free Two-Day Shipping, Twitch Prime, Prime Video and more can all be used by your teen on any iOS or Android device.

Read on to learn how to get started.

How do I share Amazon with my teen? You can invite your teen, or your teen can invite you. Once invitation links are sent and accepted, you provide their personal data (name, birthdate and phone number), then they create their own login details. Now, they can start shopping and sharing select Prime benefits through the Amazon app.

Reynolds says that it is also unique for this kind of part-time customer service role to provide health coverage, and that these kinds of positions can provide opportunities for upward mobility.

“You really have to make yourself stand out, but there is that possibility where if you really make it clear to your supervisor — and to any sort of higher ups that you come into contact with — that you are really interested in doing this over the long term and growing with the company, you might be able to find some sort of upward mobility,” she says.

The customer service associate role includes supporting Amazon customers via phone, email and instant messenger and does not require any education beyond a high school diploma or equivalent. Amazon indicates that it is looking for workers with previous customer service expedience, logical problem-solving skills and experience working in a fast-paced environment.

“There’s a lot of different backgrounds that could fit with this type of role, as long as you have a history of communicating and helping to solve problems and you feel like you’re able to work in fast-paced environment,” says Reynolds. “There isn’t really one background that fits, which is kind of nice because a lot of different people could qualify for this type of role.”

According to FlexJobs, hiring for this position is expected to last several weeks, and the company is also hiring for other remote positions, such as technical account manager, migration lead, front-end engineer, program manager and security consultant.

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You must have at least three years of SEO (search engine optimization) experience, love challenges, and have knowledge and experience with Google Analytics and webmaster tools. Compensation is competitive, and benefits are extensive. If you are living in the state of Oregon, you are eligible for this position.

If you think you have what it takes, apply online!


If you are looking for a flexible work-life balance, consider applying to AFIRM. As a Premium Auditor, you will be responsible for contacting and communicating with clients, scheduling appointments, submitting projects online, and reviewing business and tax records. To qualify, you should have a functional home office, including a laptop and a valid driver’s license, and possess excellent communication skills. Bookkeeping or accounting experience is helpful.

Get started as an independent contractor by applying on their company website.


Are you living in Oregon and looking for a way to jumpstart your work-from-home career? NETSPI, a cybersecurity company, is looking for Penetration Testers located in Portland. With a minimum of two years of security application or testing experience, you can qualify for this opening. All candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher, as well as programming experience and knowledge of network protocols and design.

For this position, you will perform web and mobile penetration tests, deliver reports, collaborate with clients to create strategies, and research and develop innovative techniques and tools.

6. LanguageLine Solutions

If you have a bachelor’s degree, and at least five years of experience as a Software Developer, consider a remote position with LanguageLine Solutions! They are offering Software Developer positions to residents of the state of Oregon. You can expect to develop applications, troubleshoot application issues, develop codes, and provide support to clients and users.

An understanding of, or previous experience with Java, GitHub, Windows, iOS, MS Office and API’s is required. If technology, coding, and programming is of interest to you, fill out an application today.

7. Telelanguage

Are you able to speak another language? Consider earning money with your knowledge by working for Telelanguage. This company is searching for Over-the Phone Interpreters and Video Remote Interpreters. You will need to be fluent in English, as well as one additional language, possessing both oral and written skills. At least one year of experience as an interpreter, and prior medical training is preferred. A laptop or PC and high-speed Internet connection is also required.

Enjoy flexibility, and the ability to work remotely, improve your language skills, and earn money by applying today!

8. Modsy

Do you have any eye for design? Consider working as a Modsy Stylist, and spend your working days designing creative and attractive spaces for customers. A Modsy Stylist is a contract position that requires applicants to have a background in Interior Design, Art History, or Architecture. You must be tech-savvy, customer service minded, and able to work at least twenty hours per week.

Candidates must pass a Modsy Style Network Certification in order to be eligible. You are required to utilize a Mac (2015 or later), Windows PC (2015 or later), and have access to high-speed Internet. If you are interested in this unique and creative position, apply online, and complete the Modsy Style Test and Design Assessment.

9. Liveops

With flexibility, administrative and communication skills, and at least two years of call center experience, you can qualify for a position with Liveops as a Client Results Agent Advocate! Liveops is a cloud-based call center, and Oregon is listed as one of the states that they hire contractors from. A landline telephone, headset, and high-speed Internet are required for this position. You will be responsible for collaborating with team members, assisting customers, and serve as a direct point of contact for customers.

For more listings, including Instructional Designers, Agent Advocates, and Learning Delivery Facilitators, visit the Liveops job listings page.

10. Lionbridge

Get paid to share your opinion! Lionbridge offers unique work-from-home opportunities, the majority of which can actually be completed on your cell phone. They hire independent contractors from states all around the country, including Oregon. Positions include Ads Assessors, Personalized Ads Evaluators, Raters, Online Data Analysts, and Internet Search Reviewers. These positions utilize a crowdsourcing model, which allows you to share your opinion.

Increase your income while working on the go. For a full listing, visit the current opportunities tab on the company website.

11. Aspire

Aspire is looking to fill Brand Ambassador and Concierge positions. These jobs are remote and involve lights sales or upselling. With a high school diploma, one year of customer service or sales experience, and the ability to type 35 WPM, you can qualify. Employees report that excellent training is provided, and online chat support is always available. A unique aspect of these positions is that agents are hired as employees, instead of independent contractors. This is a rare find! If you are living in the state of Oregon, you are eligible for this position.

There is no need to spend your days stuck working behind a desk, or bumper to bumper in five o’ clock traffic. Enjoy all that the coastal state of Oregon has to offer. Take control of your career, by utilizing the above listings and launching your work-from-home career!

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Appen hires social media evaluators to browse social sites and provide feedback on news feeds, advertisements, and search results to ensure relevancy. These positions are part-time and offer a flexible schedule. Reported earnings are between $10-$14 per hour.

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Modsy hires remote part-time stylists in Chicago, NYC, San Francisco, Raleigh, Columbus, and Baltimore. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and relevant interior design experience.

Stitch Fix is an online, fashion subscription site that hires part-time stylists to work-from-home. Must love fashion and have the ability to work between 15 – 29 hours each week.


Edgenuity hires virtual teachers to provide instruction via chat, phone, e-mail, and virtual whiteboard systems. Teachers are required to have a state teaching certificate. Edgenuity teachers report earning between $50,000-$65,000 per year and receiving an excellent benefits package.

iTutor hires educators to work as virtual teachers, test prep instructors, and online tutors. Teachers and tutors set their own schedules, and have flexible hours. Tutors report earning around $25 per hour. No data exists yet for Teacher salaries.

K12 offers individualized and tuition-free online public schooling and has a variety of job openings for virtual teachers grades K – 12, in varying disciplines.

Technology Jobs:

Apple hires at-home advisors to provide customer service and technical support. Apple offers paid training and benefits, as well as provides technical equipment for the position.

Sitel hires work-at-home customer experience, tech support, and customer service professionals. Agents typically earn between $9-$12 per hour, and full-time employees receive benefits and PTO.

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Daily Transcription provides transcription, captioning, and subtitling services to various industries. Transcriptionists earn between $0.75 -$0.85 per audio minute, and most transcriptionists earn around $10 per hour.

GMR Transcription provides transcription, translation, editing, and proofreading services in a variety of industries. Transcriptionists report earning between $10-$25 per hour.

Rev hires freelance transcriptionists, captioners, and translators. Transcriptionists are paid $0.36-$0.65 per audio minute.

Scribie offers transcription services for health, business, and other industries. Transcriptionists are paid $5-$25 per audio hour.

Transcription Outsourcing, LLC – Freelance and full-time employment positions available. Transcribe conference calls between two and three people discussing various topics from pharmaceuticals, financial planning, to farming in East Asia. This is a full-time remote General Transcription position Monday through Friday. You must be able to perform a broad range of general transcription types. Must have a strong transcription background, a willingness to learn, and a good work ethic. We are a full-service transcription company based in Denver, CO that has legal, law enforcement, medical, financial, and general transcription clients all over the US. We also have legal, law enforcement, and other general transcription openings. Must have experience as we do not train or teach transcription at this time.

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SDL hires freelance and in-house translators to work with global companies in a variety of industries. According to Glassdoor, salaried translators earn an average of $53K-$59K.

Telelanguage hires phone interpreters in over 300 languages to work within the healthcare, insurance, and legal industries. Call center reps and telecommuters earn between $10-21 per hour. Medical interpreters can earn up to $28 per hour, depending on language and area of specialty.

Welocalize works with global companies in a variety of specialized industries to translate their websites and content into local languages. Hourly contractors earn between $23-$43 hourly, depending on their area of specialty, language, and availability.

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Travel Agents:

AirTreks is a travel agency that offers international and multi-stop tickets for travel. They provide training but require prospective employees to have traveled to five or more countries.

Corporate Traveler manages travel planning for small- to medium-sized businesses. Job search tip: Work-from-home positions can be found under the keywords “remote” or “virtual,” and positions can be listed as “Corporate Travel Agent” or “Travel Consultant”. Travel Agents report earning $40,000-$50,000 per year.

World Travel Holdings hires for a number of work-from-home positions including travel agents, consultants, customer service representatives, and more. They provide paid training and technical equipment. Travel agents report earning $35,000-$45,000 per year and receiving excellent benefits.

Working Solutions hires travel agents to take inbound calls to schedule air, hotel, and car reservations using Sabre Red. Experience preferred, but for the right individual, they’ll provide training at no cost.

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ArborBridge offers personalized test prep tutoring and courses for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, and GMAT, as well as specialized subject tutoring in a variety of subjects. Tutors must have a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of experience. Tutors work part-time, flexible hours, and earn $45 per hour, plus pay for administrative time.

Preply is an excellent place to get paid by teaching what you love. Convenient online tutoring allows you to work on your schedule from anywhere, while charging an hourly price you deserve. Tutors report to earn up to $2500 per month. Teach languages or other specialized subjects. A diploma or a certificate is a plus, but not a must. All you need is to create a profile with an appealing video introduction and a catchy description. After your profile is approved, you’re all set to start a blooming online tutoring career! hires tutors to provide instruction 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To become an at-home tutor, you must fill out an application and pass an extensive screening process. Tutors can work anywhere from 5 to 30 hours per week. offers competitive pay rates.

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Virtual Assistants:

Belay hires part-time and full-time remote-based workers to assist their clients with administration and task project management. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years experience as an executive assistant, project manager, or similar role.

Insignia SEO hires virtual assistants to assist with office and customer communications, social media, and other marketing and administrative tasks.

Profit Factory matches virtual assistants with entrepreneurs to manage key relationships, assist with projects, and more. Pay starts at $17 per hour.

Time Etc. hires part-time virtual assistants. If you have experience as a personal assistant, executive assistant, secretary, or admin assistant and can work at least three hours per week, Time Etc. wants you. Pay ranges from $11 – $16 per hour, depending on your experience.

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Voice Acting Jobs:

Backstage is a freelance marketplace for actors, models, and voice-over jobs including TV shows, audiobooks, movies, documentaries, commercials, video games, and more.

VoiceBunny connects experienced voice actors to clients for a variety of freelance projects. You can set your own rates and wait for clients to hire you, or you can browse projects on your own.

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Website Testers:

Respondent is seeking focus group participants for a variety of research studies and website testing gigs. Most interviews take between 30 – 90 minutes and the average payout is $60 – $140 per study.

User Testing hires people to test out websites. Each assignment pays $10 – $15 for 20 minutes of work. Testers must take a sample test before receiving any assignments. This gig is open to the US and International residents alike who can receive payments via PayPal.

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So, there you have it over 100 work-at-home jobs and home business opportunities for the taking! If you didn’t find what you’re looking for under a certain category, be sure to click on the teal category header for more job listings.

Good luck with your job hunt!

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While all companies on this page are believed to be legit, they have only been soft checked, meaning that I did a quick search to see if there were any negative reviews or ratings. As is always the case, you need to do your due diligence before enrolling in any business opportunity or applying for any job.

What type of work-at-home job are you looking for? Do you know of a remote company that is hiring? Drop us a note; we’d love to hear from you!

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    Amazon is likely the most widely recognized and trusted online merchants worldwide. But did you know Amazon offers work-from-home jobs in many states across the U.S.?

    It’s true! Amazon hires thousands of virtual workers, primarily (but not exclusively) for various phone- and email-based customer service positions. Let’s dive into getting an at-home job with Amazon and see what you can expect from working there.

    What Kind of Amazon Work-from-Home Jobs Are Available?

    As mentioned previously, many of the virtual positions available are in the customer service sector. These are typically employee positions with benefits available to full-time workers. At the time of publishing this post, part-time workers are expected to commit to 20-29 hours per week. That makes these positions great for those looking for a steady paycheck.

    There is also a demand for bilingual reps and military veterans and spouses.

    Location Requirements to Work for Amazon

    Amazon delivers just about everywhere, but the list of states where you can work is shorter. Basically, you’ll need to reside in a state where Amazon has one of its offices. There are approximately 30 states that qualify:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming

    When you visit Amazon’s remote job listings, you can filter them by the state (or states, if you’re relocating) where you want to search. This will help you narrow your search and focus on the opportunities where you qualify instead of wasting time clicking through dozens of jobs that you couldn’t apply for.

    Qualifications to Do Amazon Customer Service at Home

    Amazon prefers the same set of qualifications for its at-home customer service representatives as many other companies do. They’ll ask for at least a year of customer service experience, at least a high school diploma, and some experience working from home. You’ll also need access to a quiet working environment if you’re applying for a job with the call center.

    Technical skills include familiarity with chat services, email programs, Microsoft Office, and the general online shopping experience. General computer experience is always important when you’re working remotely. You’ll also need basic customer service skills, including the ability (and desire!) to do some problem-solving.

    I also want to add that it will also go a long way if you can share your enthusiasm for online shopping in general, and for Amazon’s business in particular. If you’ve been shopping enthusiastically with Amazon for years, bring it up! Likewise, if you’ve had great experiences as a customer of Amazon, it wouldn’t hurt to share how eager you are to provide that same level of satisfaction to other customers.

    Listen to the language Amazon uses to describe itself, and find ways that you can fit into that type of company culture. For example, their customer service jobs reference being a company that’s “customer-obsessed” — so bring that level of enthusiasm to your application. It will surely get you noticed.

    Get In the Door With Seasonal Work

    While a lot of the jobs on Amazon’s remote jobs page are actually not for customer service, thousands of at-home customer service agents are hired each year. Positions pop up occasionally throughout the year with a big hiring recruitment leading up to the peak shopping season (November through January). This means we usually start seeing an abundance of these temporary customer service positions posting around August. These are generally listed as seasonal work.

    That said, if you really want to work from home for Amazon, it’s a good idea to go ahead and go for one of these seasonal jobs. It’s always possible that if you do well in the temporary role, you’ll be offered a permanent spot when one comes open.

    Seasonal work might be what gets you in the door, but be aware that seasonal workers may not qualify for the full-time employee benefits package.

    What to Expect for Pay, Schedules, and More

    Interviews for at-home customer service agents are conducted over the phone or via video chat, which means you can interview at home. Training is paid and done mostly at home, though you may be required to go onsite for some training.

    Generally speaking, customer service jobs will fall on the lower end of the pay scale. You can probably expect to start at or around $10 per hour, unless you have a special ability (like fluency in a language they need). In that case, you could expect a little bit more if you’re hired because of that skill. You’ll have the opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses, and if you’re a full-time, permanent employee, you’ll have access to a great benefits package that includes an employee discount at

    Many of the customer service jobs are full time, but sometimes part-time work comes available. As a customer service representative, you’ll be expected to be available to work during Amazon’s customer service hours (which include nights and weekends, not to mention holidays).

    How to Apply to Work from Home with Amazon

    Amazon’s job site has two main sections — one section is for fulfillment (which is things like working in the warehouse) and the other is for remote jobs. If you want to work from home, you’ll want to stick with the remote jobs.

    You can access the job site by going to and clicking on “Remote Career Opportunities” — or just go straight here. From there, you can search for the role you want (like “customer service”) or you can apply some filters using the checkboxes on the left, and take a look at what’s available.

    You’ll need to prepare a cover letter and resume for your application. Your cover letter is your chance to explain why you think you’d be a great fit for the job, even if (or especially if) you don’t have the stated requirements. For example, if you’ve got a history working with sales, a lot of the skills you used can be “translated” to customer service even if you aren’t specifically doing customer service in your sales job.

    Other Types of Jobs Available at Amazon

    When you check out the Amazon job board that’s specifically for remote work, you’ll find a huge variety of jobs. These are a few of what I saw when I looked it up for this post:

    • Sales, including technology sales and account management
    • Data analysis
    • Software development
    • Customer service/satisfaction including fluency

    Right now it looks like the greatest need is for IT staff. If you have any kind of sales or IT background, Amazon is a great place to find an at-home job. Of the 177 at-home jobs available as I write this, 90 of them are in sales with an emphasis on IT.

    Don’t worry if that isn’t a part of your background, though. There are plenty of options for all kinds of backgrounds— you might just need to look at any descriptions that catch your eye.

    Final Thoughts on Working from Home With Amazon

    Most people who are looking for at-home work with Amazon will end up in a customer service role. I know lots of people who have been very happy with their at-home Amazon jobs. The pay is decent and the benefits are great, so if you’re able to maintain the work schedule they require of you, it could be a perfect fit!

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    Working from home can give you flexibility, independence and even save you money over time on things like transportation and food. And some work-from-home gigs pay as much as six figures.

    Now at Amazon, there is no shortage of open positions for job candidates who would prefer to work where they live. The e-commerce giant currently has 244 job openings listed on its website under “virtual locations.” A majority of the jobs are full-time positions and they range across departments and salaries.

    As a highly sought after employer, Amazon receives a lot of applicants for its positions. So how can you stand out?

    The first step is getting familiar with Amazon’s 14 leadership principles, Amazon Worldwide Operations Talent Acquisition Director Sean Kelley told CNBC Make It in July.

    “The leadership principles are the playbook,” said Kelley. “It’s super straightforward… All you really have to do is tell us stories that align with those principles and help us help you.”

    Amazon’s principles include ideals CEO Jeff Bezos is famous for emphasizing, like “customer obsession” and “frugality.” Amazon is known as a demanding work environment with high expectations for employees.

    “Leaders have relentlessly high standards,” according to Amazon’s statement of its 14 driving principles. “Many people may think these standards are unreasonably high. Leaders are continually raising the bar and drive their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes.”

    After studying the principles, Kelley also suggests searching for Amazon recruitment programs and preparing insightful questions to ask during an interview. “We look for people who are relentlessly curious,” he explains. “People may run out of questions, that happens, but we like that little spark.”

    As for the questions an Amazon recruiter might ask, Bezos himself offered guidance for hiring standards 20 years ago in his 1998 letter to shareholders. He encouraged decision makers to think about three guiding questions: “Will you admire this person? Will this person raise the average level of effectiveness of the group they’re entering? Along what dimension might this person be a superstar?”

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    You can always rely on Amazon to help you find exactly what you need, whether it’s that face mask your BFF is buzzing about or, in this case, more money in your pocket. Amazon just announced that it’s looking for 3,000 (!) people to fill work-from-home positions in select states.

    You know when you chat with a customer service rep after accidentally ordering two Instant Pots in the middle of the night? Good because that means you’re familiar with the type of person that Amazon is looking for. The Work from Home Seasonal Customer Service Associate is a part-time position focused on giving customers Amazon-worthy service. “As an Amazon Customer Service Associate (CSA) it is a critical part of our mission to listen to the customer’s needs, deliver timely results, accurate information, personalized resolutions, and maintain our professional environment of supporting all Amazon customers,” the job description writes.

    Let’s talk about the logistics: You should expect to work 20 to 29 hours each week at an hourly rate of $15. During a peak season or company-wide event (Prime Day, for example), you might work up to 60 hours a week with an overtime pay at 1.5x base rate. Shifts include mornings, afternoons and evenings and typically one or both weekend days.

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    If ditching the morning commute wasn’t enough, this position comes with other perks including an employee discount and access to the Employee Assistance Program, which provides 24/7 support and resources for professional and personal needs. Plus, you’ll earn healthcare coverage after 90 days of employment.

    There’s one catch: To apply, you must live within 50 miles or less from one of Amazon’s physical Customer Service Sites in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi , Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

    Applicants are expected to have a high school diploma or equivalent, distraction-free work space, and most importantly, reliable Internet. Interested? Head over to Amazon’s job board to apply. Good luck!

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    Amazon Work From Home

    Amazon Work From Home
    We are currently looking for online support in our work from home Panelist Program. This is a legitimate opportunity for someone who enjoys sharing opinions about products, services and trends in todays market place. As a Team Member, you will be performing various jobs such as online data entry, performing email response, reviews, surveys and other online projects. This work at home job opportunity is very rewarding and will help shape the marketplace and influence new products coming to market. In some cases you will even get to see products before the general public and even participate in testing them online.
    Entry Level Skills

    • Strong outgoing personality with superior communication skills and great work ethic.
    • Data entry and strong organizational skills.
    • Effective listening and analytical skills, as well as the ability to summarize information and offer solutions.
    • Familiarity with home computers and have at least an average working level typing ability.
    • You should be professional and positive and also possess a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to work independently in your job.
    • Excellent time management and administrative skills with a keen attention to detail.
    • Ability to create, implement and manage processes to achieve set outcomes in a work at home job environment.

    Other Requirements
    This is an online work at home position, so you will be required to have the following:

    • Good Working Entry Level Personal Home Computer, less than 4 years old.
    • Legitimate high-speed home internet access.
    • Full time & Part time telemarketing position jobs.


    • Earn from $2.00 – $70.00 Per Online Survey
    • Entry Hourly Pay $18.00 – $24.00 Per Hour

    If you are the type of person who is self-motivated and comfortable working on your own at home, enjoy such work as email customer service, data entry and reviewing products, then you are the person we are looking for.

    10 of the best work from home jobs hiring right now

    Once approved, they will match you with a client who is a good fit for your skill-sets, abilities, and interests. According to one insider who we spoke with on the condition of anonymity, you can expect to earn roughly $16 per hour as a virtual assistant.

    Virtual bookkeepers with solid accounting experience can expect to receive more on the platform. One person also mentioned the fact that there’s no shortage of work on the platform, but that finding the right client is key for long-term success.

    9. Magic Ears

    Magic Ears is an English learning platform for student ages 4-12. The company provides a 1-on-4 teacher to student ratio, which creates a fun learning environment.

    Due to the larger class size, they are able to pay between $22-$26 per hour, which is solid. The company, which is based in Beijing, requires that all instructors be from the US or Canada and be native English speakers.

    Unlike VIPKid, the company does require a six-month commitment, which we assume is there in order to justify the training they provide teachers. A high-speed internet connection is also desired so that the connection with students is of high quality. This is an awesome option for educators or individuals who seek to interact with others throughout the day.

    10. Fiverr

    Unlike, the others on this list, Fiverr is a platform in which you can find work from home opportunities and gigs. It made the list because it was often cited as a reliable place to find great opportunities managing social media accounts and profiles.

    To become a social media manager, you should be able to regularly create new social media content for your client, as well as manage their social media presence.

    One work-from-home social media manager that we spoke with focused exclusively on Pinterest, and earned $2,500 per month, working only 20 hours per week since she had several clients who needed similar work.

    Fiverr gigs typically start at just a few dollars for basic projects, but the beauty of the platform is that it’s super easy to join and start earning money.

    If you have a great talking voice, you can even focus exclusively on voice-overs! You’ll have to do several gigs in order to make enough money to replace a full-time income, but it’s possible if you establish yourself and build a strong Fiverr reputation!


    If you are ready to start working from home, we know these ten jobs are the best of the best. While our list only includes 10 of the best work from home jobs, there many more that we evaluated.

    This means that you should also do your own research when deciding where to apply for a job. If you aren’t convinced by the idea of working from home, that is okay because we created the ultimate guide to making a resume (some work from home jobs still require a resume!) so that you can get noticed for your dream job.

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