The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Transition to Product Management as a Lawyer with Twitter Product Manager

How to Transition to Product Management as a Lawyer by Twitter PM

In this article, we interview Twitter Product Manager, Neil Shah. Neil speaks about how he was able to make a successful transition to product management from his original career as a lawyer. Neil’s Transition to Product Management Product Gym: How did you go from legal to product management? Neil: Law firm life wasn’t for me. After a short stint in

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How to Increase Your Visibility to Product Manager Recruiters

If you are like me, then you are a big fan of the path to least resistance. There are only going to be so many positions you can apply to. In fact, more than 80% of Product Manager positions are NOT posted on job boards. If 80% of product manager positions are not posted on job boards, then how do

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4th round product manager interview questions

How to Win the Fourth Round Questions in the Product Manager Interview

Fourth/last round calls are usually with the CEOs, presidents or business strategy/visionaries. For a startup, the CEO is likely to assume the role of the Product Manager and hiring manager, as smaller and early stage companies usually do not have built out Product departments yet. If you have gotten this far into the process, it is likely that you already

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How to Solve a Product Manager Case Study in 4 Simple Steps

Product Management is situational and contextual. No product development lifecycle is going to be seamlessly executed every single time for every single product. Similarly, during the interview process, the same answer for similar questions will not always be correct. These answers change based on who is asking and context behind the questions they are asking – specifically, for the case

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Podcast: Job Hunting Strategies for Product Management

Job Hunting Strategies that Actually Work to get a Product Manager Role with Senior Product Manager, ListenFirst (Podcast)

In this podcast, Rich, founder of Product Gym, speaks to Arkady Sokolov, Senior Product Manager for Analytics and Intelligence at ListenFirst, the industry’s leading and most comprehensive social analytics platform. Arkady was a former student of Product Gym and speaks to how he was able to successfully navigate our program to make his career transition into Product Management. We also

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Product Management Interview Questions You Need to Focus On

Product Management is a relatively new industry that doesn’t yet have an established definition, and may vary from company to company. Thus the questions that come up are going to be fairly broad with no narrowly defined or textbook answer. The questions, however, are pretty textbook. Specifically, here are some questions that are ALWAYS asked in every Product Management interview: Walk me through your Product

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How to Prepare for a Product Management Interview, Part 2

This blog series is for product managers who are in the recruiting and hiring cycle, working with recruitment agencies, working with product management recruiters and anyone looking to hone the interview skills needed for product management. How do I prep for a second round interview for a Product Manager position? If you’ve followed Product Management Interview Questions and Prep, Part 1, then you will have successfully: Received the name of the Product Manager who

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How to Market Yourself as the Ultimate Product Manager

While many people trying to transition into Product Management may not have the direct title or experience, it is very likely they will have many transferrable skills that can be communicated in your pitch to frame your experience as a Product Manager. To start, we like to have our students refer to the template to help frame their pitch: “I

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6 Areas of Focus for Success in a First Round Interview

This blog series is for product managers who are in the recruiting and hiring cycle, working with recruitment agencies, working with product management recruiters, and anyone looking to hone the interview skills needed for product management. Interviewing is a muscle. Your first few calls will sound the worst because you have not been exercising this muscle. You are not yet comfortable talking about yourself and that’s fine. You need

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