The Product Management Interview Blog

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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Product Management Second Round Interview Questions

Second round calls are usually with the director of product management, who are the hiring managers and likely your boss. Here are the areas to focus on: Control the conversation and break the cadence of question and answer. The hardest part about this interview portion is controlling the pace of conversation. Remember, these are hiring managers – but that doesn’t mean they manage the hiring. It

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My Third Week at Product Gym

I’M GOING TO TELL YOU HOW TO GET BETTER AT INTERVIEWING If you feel stuck or that your interviewing skills might not be up to par, we describe in depth everything you need to do in order to improve these skills and be successful. Soon enough, you’ll be a pro at interviewing and ready to land that Product Manager job

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How to Transition to Product Management from Finance with Shutterstock PM Podcast

 Product Gym: You spent a little over 6 years in finance as a wealth planner, when did you hear about Product or Product Management as a job? Corey Zettler: While I was enjoying working as a wealth planner, it always felt like there was still something missing in terms of my everyday life. I was doing it, but I wasn’t happy. I have a very close friend, who is also

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How to Craft the Perfect Product Manager Pitch

In this blog, we take an in-depth look at some of the most frequently asked questions when you are trying to craft the perfect product manager pitch. This is a transcription from a call we need with one of our coaching students here at our New York campus. Q1: Would you recommend doing an exercise/case study for a company I

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How to Win the Uber Product Manager Case Study Podcast with BetterCloud PM

We just received an email to help a fellow job hunter right now navigate a technical assignment. For this Podcast, Nkem Nwankwo, Senior Product Manager at BetterCloud, shows us the best practices of how to navigate a technical assignment in an interview. This is a real-life example of what you may be asked. These types of questions are typically asked

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How to Deal with Questions Regarding Sponsorship Podcast

In this Podcast, we explore interview questions particularly the ones which put you on the spot and how best to approach them. As a Product Manager in a small company, you would be required to put on multiple hats if needed and one of them may be trying to sell your product to your customer. Tune in to get some

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How to Win the Etsy 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 Etsy.  The Brooklyn-based creative E-commerce 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

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