Amplify Interview Questions

Amplify uses Spark Hire, a one-way video interview tool, to learn more about qualified applicants.

Written By Jenny Voigt (Sr. HR Generalist)

Are there restrictions on interview questions?

Each Spark Hire interview question comes with three criteria:

  • Think Time is the amount of preparation time provided for each question. This countdown begins when you click on the View Question button on the interview screen.
  • Takes are the number of times you can record your answer to each interview question.
  • Time Limit is the time allotted for your answer. Some questions may require a longer answer than others; in those cases, you will be provided with a higher Time Limit for your recording.
  • Amplify currently provides applicants with unlimited Think Time and Takes. That means you can spend as much time preparing for a question as you want and rerecord your answers until you are satisfied with your response.

    Example: “I believe I am a strong communicator with both students and teachers. In my previous role, I was responsible for communicating the curriculum changes to all of our teachers, which required me to be very clear and concise when explaining new concepts. I also had to communicate frequently with parents and guardians regarding their child’s progress and achievements. I find that I am quite good at breaking down complex ideas into simple language.”

    Asking the right questions during an interview is key to getting the job you want. But what if you don’t know what questions to ask?

    Example: “I’m hoping to have my own educational technology company within five years. I’ve been working on developing an idea for a while now, and I think that Amplify Education would be a great place to start. The curriculum and assessment tools are top-notch, and I’d love to work here until I can launch my own business.”

    Example: “I’ve used several different testing platforms in my career, but I find Amplify Education’s application to be one of the most user-friendly. The interface is easy to navigate, which makes it simple for students to complete assessments on their own. Teachers can also use the system to create customized tests and quizzes, which helps them assess student progress and determine what areas they need to focus on.”

    Example: “I think one thing we could improve upon is our communication with parents. I know that Amplify has some great resources for teachers, but I’ve noticed that sometimes parents don’t hear about them as much as they should. I would love to see more opportunities for parent engagement so that everyone feels like they’re part of the education process.”

    Should I be worried about the quality of my video?

    Like any interview, our Spark Hire interviews are intended to help us learn about your experience and potential fit within the Amplify culture. While we do recommend being conscious of your recording space – such as recording in a messy or dark room – our team will never use your internet connection or webcam quality as a determining factor in your application.

    In This Article:

    When you apply for a position at Amplify Credit Union, you may be asked to complete a first-round interview with Spark Hire. Spark Hire is a one-way video interview tool that will allow you to record video answers to interview questions on your schedule. In this article, we’ll explain how Spark Hire works and share a few words of advice for first-time users.

    Spark Hire is a one-way video interview tool that Amplify uses to make first-round interviews more convenient for our applicants. Rather than require an applicant to take time out of their day to meet with a recruiter on their timeline, Spark Hire allows you to record and submit a video on your schedule.

    With Spark Hire, you can:

  • Review and reflect on our full list of interview questions.
  • Record video responses when it fits your schedule, not ours.
  • Record multiple versions of an answer and submit the one you like the most.
  • For more information on video interviewing with Spark Hire, please check out the applicant support portal on the Spark Hire website.

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