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How to land a FT contract during hiring freeze

I have worked with amazon for about two years now, first I did an internship and right after I transitioned into a part-time contract for students(20hrs/week). I like the work I'm doing and now that I am graduating I would like to get a full time contract. However as we have the hiring freeze still going, it's a hard thing to achieve. Does anyone have an advice how I could "convince" them? 
I would say my achievements are quite outrageous and that I get as much done as a regular full-time employee on a part time week already. 
bcnecoProgram Manager  
Convincing them will be super tough, so I'd just consider that expectation up front. Headcount and budgets go through so many different teams there that you'll need a super strong justification as well as leadership approval to get a contract opened up for you. That said, here are some tips which may help the case. Amazon's data-oriented, obviously, so if you can back up the justification with data, that could go a long way. Saying that you get as much done as a full time employee in half the time isn't going to cut it. You'll need to showcase the projects you've worked on, how they've helped or affected your team/business line, and convince them that letting you go could actually hurt them. I would also make sure to start collecting Kudos (if they still do that) or any other praise you've gotten from people about your work. Another consideration I just thought of as well is that Amazon has contract timeline restrictions, so your max contract length I think can only be a year and after that, they have a rule against hiring you back on a contract for like 6 months or something. Not 100% on the dates, but I know there is a process for it. You might be able to find that info on Inside.
19g6vl1p98wuuData Science at Technical University of Munich 
This is very helpful! Kudos is still a thing though not widely used anymore but for my purposes it should be a good thing to consider. I will try to gather some measurements before I ask my manager to go to management with it. Thanks a lot!