The Product Management Interview Blog

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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Questions to Ask the Interviewee to Know if this is the Best Company for You to Be a Product Manager

There is a legitimate reason why you are looking for another position right now. It really comes down to a lack of fulfillment you feel towards your current job. Job hunting can be exhausting enough and if you are not careful, you just might end up in another toxic work environment or worse. You have to look out for yourself for your best interest since nobody

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How to Get a Product Manager Job for the First Time Part 1

In this 5-Part Series, we are going to take an in-depth look at what’s stopping the companies you are interviewing with from making an offer to you. In essence, we are going to help introduce and settle you in on your way into a Product Manager job. Whether or not you are an aspiring or experienced Product Manager, one of

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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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