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3 Questions Jeff Bezos And Amazon Execs Consider Before Hiring

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At least, that’s the process that CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 years ago. In a 1998 letter to shareholders, customers, and employees, Bezos described his 2,100 employees as “smart, hard-working, passionate folks who put customers first” and credited “setting the bar high in our approach to hiring” as the reason for the team’s strength.

He added that hiring policies and practices would be “the single most important element” in ensuring Amazon’s continued success. To identify standout candidates, Bezos told executives to mull over 3 particular questions before extending a job offer.

Here are the 3 Bezos-recommended questions:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”8167″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

  • Question of

    Will You Admire This Person?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Will this person raise the average level of effectiveness of the group they’re entering?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    ‘Along what dimension might this person be a superstar?

    • Yes
    • No

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