The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Be More Confident on Product Manager Interviews Video

After conducting a survey in one of our classes, it became extremely clear that most people place confidence challenges in front of themselves.  They build these mental barriers that are fear based. You need to remove these mental barriers that are stopping you from landing a job because, in most cases, there is the only reason(s) holding you back. Product

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Don’t Call My Current Employer, Make a Judgement Call

In a background check process, sometimes called employment verification,  your prospective employer wants to make sure that everything you told them about your employment history is true.  Your past employers can’t verify your salary history without your written permission.   However, if you filled out an online job application you may have given that permission without even realizing it. In the

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3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome for PM Interviews

Let’s face it, product management can be a thankless job.  And when things are going badly you bear the brunt of the blame.  You can create a litany of issues for yourself – your requirements weren’t clear, the strategy wasn’t well-articulated, the documentation wasn’t sufficient, you didn’t provide marketing or sales with the proper positioning…stop me if you’ve heard these

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How to Win the Rockets of Awesome 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 General Assembly.  The E-learning company 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

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How to Deliver a Better PM Interview by Meditating

Imagine starting off every Monday morning with a clear, mindful head that delivers a high quality of work.   Now, imagine seeing that same result with your entire staff. That is exactly the result Mike Del Ponte, creator of Soma Water saw when he implemented office-based meditation sessions every morning.   He encouraged his staff to focus on their most pressing work

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5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Recruiter

We recently just received this inquiry from one of our coaching students here in New York and she is very frustrated communicating with a difficult recruiter.  Here are a few ways you can deal with such a difficult person. Problem: This is a little frustrating. At every turn, the company that I am interviewing with right now has done a

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4 Important Topics to Be Covered in the Second Round Interview

Second round interview calls are usually with the Director of Product Management, who is the manager in control of the company’s product teams and will likely be your boss if you do get hired. Here at Product Gym, we have given you questions that most second round interviews will cover.  It’s important that people prep for these second round interviews differently than other round interviews.  Each round or type of interview should be handled or approached

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How to Generate More PM Interviews with Recruiters

Applicants all have the common problem of not generating enough interviews to their liking.  They send out many resumes and applications to many companies but only hear back from a few, if they are very fortunate.  It is therefore not that surprising to hear then that the most drastic cut off in the process of cutting down the original applicant pool happens before the initial interview ever happens. How do applicants then increase

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How to Quickly and Successfully Complete a Take Home Assignment with WeWork Labs Mentor

In this article, we will walk you through how to successfully complete a take-home assignment quickly, so you can spend the rest of your time applying to other companies, preparing for your other interviews, and interviewing in general.  Take home assignments have become more popular than ever and more important than ever in an interview process. If you do not have the support we offer, you just might be spending all

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