Post AWS Loop

New IHBr47
Oct 8 8 Comments

Got notified via email last night that they wont be moving forward with a position post loop. The role was something different than I do today (post sales vs presales) and one of the interviewers even said right when he walked in “dont be surprised of you get recycled based on your resume”. This all came about via a recruiter on LinkedIn.

Not the end of the world, but curious if theres any point to find/apply to other roles that more closely align to my experience immediately, or wait 6+mo? The email didn’t say anything about a cool down time frame, just that they would put my resume back in the pool. Obviously no feedback on how the loop went, appears to be a canned email about my impresive resume/qualifications, I personally thought it went well, no major oof moments.

18 YOE

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  • Amazon wDaz75
    You can apply immediately. Some people in hiring pipelines have been basically interviewing (phone screens and on-sites) for the last year+.

    And hiring here can be frustrating and maddening, on our side too. Last week we had a rock solid candidate. This guy crushed every question I had without hesitation and was very well-versed both in knowledge and how he presented himself. Others on my team felt the same. He was a no-hire because our “bar raiser” was a PM who just couldn’t “earn trust” with the candidate for a myriad of subjective non-reasons. Amazon PM’s always find ways to piss me off in some capacity.

    You might have gotten “one of those” interviewers
    Oct 8 3
    • New IHBr47
      OP
      Thanks for the reply. Maybe I’ll just assume that was my loop last week 🤨
      Oct 8
    • New IHBr47
      OP
      How much weight does previous feedback hold? Like I got passed on for ProServe but then apply for a SA role? Since I have no idea on the reason for a no hire it’s hard to know if they thought my LP performance was crap or just wanted someone with more hands on.
      Oct 8
    • Amazon wDaz75
      The hiring manager can see your feedback history (phone and on-site) for all jobs you are/were being considered for. That said, and to answer your question, it *should* hold no weight and each review/phase of the hiring process should be done on a blank slate. I think most people generally do it this way. But a weak-willed or easily influenced hiring manager could factor in past feedback if they decided to read it
      Oct 8
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    sink123

    Amazon Sales

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    Thank your stars..you got saved. Trust me...
    Oct 8 3
    • Amazon SlhS10
      How difficult can AWS sales be? The product should sell itself.
      Oct 8
    • Amazon / Sales
      sink123

      Amazon Sales

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      Yes that’s right and that’s the reason why it’s difficult to show your contribution as a sales rep in AWS. So most reps ride on the success of their customers on AWS with zero contribution from them.
      Oct 8
    • New IHBr47
      OP
      What role in “sales” are you? Just curious. I’ve heard so many mixed reviews. I have old coworkers that love the SA type roles. But hear a lot of people saying they’ve “heard” terrible things. I’m assuming a lot of that has to do with the team/manager.
      Oct 8

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