The Product Management Interview Blog

The 7 Most Common Product Design Interview Questions

  Today, Rodhmir Labadie, a Product Manager at 40 Launch, shows us how to answer the 7 most common design questions that are asked in a Product Manager Interview. Click the links below to jump to Rodhmir’s answers! What is your definition of Product Management? What tools and/or processes do you use for Product Management? How do you create, maintain

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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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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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How to Answer the Most Frequently Asked Engineering Questions by BKLYN PM

Great Product Managers lead Product Development teams. To lead effectively, Product Managers must have influence and credibility with engineers. During the final round (aka onsite) interview, a senior member of the engineering team will evaluate your technical competence. Be prepared for whiteboard and coding questions at the onsite interview. Technical questions are there to make sure you will successfully work with the engineering teams. Specifically, you have to earn the respect and trust of the engineers. You have to understand the systems they build, you have to

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Why You Need to Ask the First Question in a Product Manager Interview

WHY YOU NEED TO ASK THE FIRST QUESTION IN A PRODUCT MANAGER INTERVIEW One of the most dreaded questions out there is the first question you always hear, which is “Tell me about yourself.” Hmm, well, what do you want to know? There is so much to you than just a resume, a LinkedIn profile, or a few sentences to sum up your career. WHAT IS THE

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