The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Solve PM Case Studies in Less Time

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 study based questions.

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How to Feel Good After Product Management Interviews

There are many attributes to an interview that could differentiate a good experience from a bad one. Many people naturally feel apprehensive about the outcome of their interview, and that’s a given. However, following some guidelines during and after an interview can definitely help a person feel better about the overall experience. Such tips are discussed within this article. 

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How to Discuss Failure in an Interview

You managed to pass the screening process and get an interview at the company you want to work at. That’s great, but now the next step is preparing for the interview. How are you going to talk about your past product that failed? How are you going to explain that you managed a failed product and how can they trust that you won’t fail on your next one, either? It’s a tough question since failure has a negative connotation. But, there is an opportunity to turn this negative experience into something positive, depending on how you approach the subject.

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How to Dress for a Product Manager Interview

Dressing appropriately for any job is important.  It would obviously be weird and inappropriate for an employee to wear jeans and a T-shirt in a law firm or investment bank.  Usually a company will tell you if they expect you to dress in a particular way when you get hired (or if they “tell” you subliminally – look around).  However,

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The Best Questions to Impress Heads of Product Management

It is important to note that, in a Product Manager interview, you should impress the interviewer. However, it can be sometimes hard to do just that when the interviewer is an experienced professional that has encountered just about everything in the Product Management industry.  It’s even harder to impress your interviewer when the interviewer is a Head of Product. The

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How to Win the Facebook Product Manager Interview

In Product Gym, we have encountered many people that have dealt with noteworthy companies like Facebook, be it a student or a teacher. The social media 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 Facebook, it becomes

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How to Influence Teams without Authority by Shutterstock Director of Product

As a Product Manager from a non-technical background, gaining the trust of your technical team can seem like a challenge. In this interview with Andrew Jaico, Director of Product at Shutterstock, we discuss the technical literacy and having general people skills, like actively listening, having patience, and learning, that are important when it comes to helping you create influence without authority. Definitions of Product Management Product Gym:  What is your definition of Product Management? Andrew Jaico:  For

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