The Product Management Interview Blog

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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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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