The Product Management Interview Blog

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager with Etsy PM

Product Managers possess very diverse workdays from each other.  They also have diverse workdays in that there are so much different tasks to be completed during a day’s work.  Product Managers also possess very diverse backgrounds, as their careers rarely encompass just one company and their interests vary outside of Product Management.  Today we talked with Varsha Venugopal, a Product Manager at Etsy to discuss what her career interests are and how she

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How to Write a Good Product Manager Resume

One thing everybody hates about job hunting is writing and revamping your resume. Why? Because if you were given a shot you could very possibly DO the job. Now, you just have to highlight that fact on paper in the form of a resume. If you’re a fan of the path to least resistance like myself, then I need to tell you that a good resume is

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How to Strategize Winning the PM Job Hunting Game

The Product Management job hunting process has always been tricky to walk through.  There have been many people who want to fulfill Product Manager positions, but they somehow can’t seem to overcome some obstacle that stands in the way of their success.  These people are sometimes qualified, sometimes experienced, and sometimes possesses the necessary skills to be amazing at the job.  Some people have been more successful in their endeavors

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The One Obstacle People Face when Applying for PM Jobs

Landing a Product Manager job is hard for many people, and the reasons for such a situation varies based on every person.  However, there are common obstacles that befall many applicants and prospective hires.  Most of these are psychological, with many of these caused by inexperience from new Product Managers that recently made the transition over to the field or uneasiness by Product Managers of any background that are new to the job-hunting process.  We here at Product Gym will

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How to Win the Wayfair Product Manager Interview

In Product Gym, we have encountered many people that have been either student or have been teachers at our courses that have dealt with noteworthy companies like Wayfair.  The Boston-based E-commerce giant has been heavily pursued as a great place to work at by Product Managers and non-Product Managers alike.  However, when it comes to applying for a Product Manager position at Wayfair, it becomes very hard to get

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Why You Need to Stop Thinking about Taking a Pay Cut

When people are transitioning into Product Management from a non-Product field such as finance or consulting.  Most believe that their backgrounds aren’t impressive to Heads of Product and hiring parties for companies’ product teams.  They believe that they are at a disadvantage to everyone else because their background in another field has little or no resemblance to the Product Manager role that they are applying for.  As a result, people who haven’t yet completed the transition will look for ways to

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How to Negotiate the Best Product Manager Offer for You Podcast

As we always tell our students, it is crucial that one plays the numbers game when applying/negotiating for Product Management roles. More offers create more options! Once you have a number of offers on the table, the next step is to navigate through each of them to decide which one is best for you. Suppose you really want to work at one company but you feel like you are getting

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How to Prioritize Effectively with AppNexus Product Manager

Product Management is commonly described as being at the intersection of business, technology and user experience. With that said, part of the challenge is figuring out what to do with all the data coming from these different areas. We spoke with Tina Kit, a Product Manager at AppNexus, to discuss filtering out what she calls, “signals and noise,” as well as the importance of thinking

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How to Win the Amazon Product Manager Interview

In Product Gym, we have encountered many people that have been either students or have been teachers at our courses that have dealt with noteworthy companies like Amazon.  From Product Managers and non-Product Managers alike, the e-Commerce giant has been heavily pursued as a great place to work.  However, when it comes to applying for a Product Manager position at Amazon, it becomes very hard to get in, as

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