I was planning to apply to Amazon Canada at the end of March(preparing for the interview process right now), but today I discovered that Amazon going to make a hiring event not too far from me(in Europe) in the middle of March, exactly for hiring to Canada.
Does it make sense for me participate in the hiring event, although it will shorter my test interview preparation period?
Is there actually a difference?
However, I believe you get more chances for your CV to be noticed for a hiring event, where they want to invite around 100 people, so they look at 400 cv, instead on a one off interview.
The other difference is that usually you get more experienced interviewers in an event versus the one off.
If you want to increase your chances for them to look your cv and give you a chance, the hiring event is better. If you have an inside friend that help push your cv on the top of the pile, then the process will be the same