The Product Management Interview Blog

What Makes Every Product Management Experience Unique by Spotify PM 

Product Gym: Justin, here at Product Gym we hear from our students and instructors all the time that Product Management is very different in every company, even on different teams within the same company. What are your thoughts? Justin Belmont: Absolutely. Even within a company, the role of a Product Manager can be quite different from one team to the next. Over the past year at Spotify, my role here has actually changed quite a bit as initiatives have changed. So the role of a Product

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How to Determine if Product Management is the Right Career Choice by Google PM

By far one of the most frequently asked questions we receive each month is, “How do I know if Product Management is for me? How do I know this is the right path for me?” We sat down with Shobhit Chugh, a Google Product Manager based in Boston, to bring you guys realistic insight on Product Management and how he approaches this question. Product Gym: How long

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The Advantages of Being a Big Fish in a Small Pond with Spotify PM

Product Gym: How did you get into Product Management? Charles: That’s a great question. I can talk about my career history because there is a whole story attached to it. When I was in college, I studied finance because I wanted to figure out how financial events affect human behavior– for example, how inflation causes the general population to adjust spending habits. I noticed that many of my classmates were

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How to Think Like a Product Manager in Reviewing Gazeify by Grubhub PM

Product Manager: Anthony Rudeen, Product Manager at Grubhub This product review is part of Product Gym’s blog series for practicing Product Managers to share their thoughts on recently launched or beta software products. The goal of this series is to expose Product Gym students, and professionals looking to transition into Product Management, to how a Product Manager thinks when they evaluate software products. What are your initial thoughts when you arrive at the Home Page? As I’m looking

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How to Answer the Salary Question in an Interview

By far one of the most common questions we get at Product Gym is how do I answer the salary question. It is a very awkward question, so take comfort in knowing you are not the only that feels that way. Problem The main challenge is if you try for a number that is too low you end up shooting yourself in

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How to Transition from Finance to Product Management with Shutterstock PM

Product Gym: You spent a little over 6 years in finance as a wealth planner, when did you hear about Product or Product Management as a job? Corey Zettler: While I was enjoying working as a wealth planner, it always felt like there was still something missing in terms of my everyday life. I was doing it, but I wasn’t happy. I have a very close friend, who is also my

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Why You Need to Ask the First Question in a Product Manager Interview

WHY YOU NEED TO ASK THE FIRST QUESTION IN A PRODUCT MANAGER INTERVIEW One of the most dreaded questions out there is the first question you always hear, which is “Tell me about yourself.” Hmm, well, what do you want to know? There is so much to you than just a resume, a LinkedIn profile, or a few sentences to sum up your career. WHAT IS THE

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How to Know if Product Management is for You with S&P Global PM (Podcast)

 So you want to be a Product Manager? Most people think they want to be a Product Manager but in reality they really don’t. In this show we’ll be talking with one of our very own alumni and S&P Global Product Manager, Inae Lee, to discuss the common misconceptions of the PM role along with the importance of having a winner’s mindset. Here’s a sneak peek to what

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How to Generate More Product Manager Interviews Part 2

So, you are doing everything we taught you in the first article, but now you are not seeing as many positions come up. What do you do? How do we solve this challenge? The truth is there is nothing we can do to create more openings in the market than there already is. What we can do is develop more funnels to generate more interviews from

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