The Product Management Interview Blog

Vital Distinctions: Product and Project Management

Product management and project management are both essential concepts for companies aiming to stay competitive in today’s business landscape.  The product managers and project managers work in a very close relationship, and it’s hard to set them apart from each other.   For instance, the product manager needs to collaborate with the project manager under the relevant progress to ensure the

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How to Scale Your Organization with Technology

Problem Innovation is not the biggest challenge for product managers and Founders.  Rather, the problem lies in scaling their time. A new message on Slack, that distracting email alert,  or the client that drops by the office, unannounced! – distractions are aplenty.  There is no shortage of distractions that a product manager faces. When you look back at all the

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager with Etsy PM

Product Managers possess very diverse workdays from each other.  They also have diverse workdays in that there are so much different tasks to be completed during a day’s work.  Product Managers also possess very diverse backgrounds, as their careers rarely encompass just one company and their interests vary outside of Product Management.  Today we talked with Varsha Venugopal, a Product Manager at Etsy to discuss what her career interests are and how she

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Networking

For professionals, networking is often viewed as an asset.  With that said, networking also requires you to interact with random strangers in business settings.  It is considered beneficial to know a wide range of people in the professional setting because who doesn’t want friends in their work life? Many people believe there are benefits to networking as your network of experienced professionals, in a casual setting,  provides you with access to information about

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How to Coach Your Professional References

Professional references are important to applicants since it provides companies with impromptu feedback about the applicant from other people.  A professional reference is basically a recommendation or review given by someone that has had worked with or knows the applicant in a business or job setting.  People that can give trustworthy and legit professional references come from many different and unique backgrounds.  Anyone can give a reference or a recommendation as long as that person is not a family member or

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4 Reasons Why to Stop Thinking about Getting an MBA

The perks of getting an MBA are great – it looks great on your resume, you get to proudly tout graduating a second time after prolonging your education by two or four more years, and it’s relatively rare for people to receive such a high honor in education.  Receiving a Master’s Degree is so revered that some may deem imperative to one’s career. Perception Parents

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How to Stall an Offer, While Trying to Get a Better Offer Podcast

There are times when a job applicant will have several offers available.  For those fortunate people, the situation becomes a bit murky when they have a written, explicit offer given by a company that the applicant is not overly enthusiastic about working there.  If they are waiting for the offer(s) from another company that they chose as their first choice of employment, what should they do then?  How do

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Product Gym versus Product School’s Product Management Course

Product Management has been rising in popularity and created more competition in the job market due to the increased density of candidates. You may have experienced the competitive nature of this field firsthand and thought to yourself that it is time to go to a class tailored to teaching people how to become better Product Managers. However, it is important to find the proper course that fits your specific needs. In

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Product Gym versus General Assembly’s Product Management Course

There is a lot of competition in landing a Product Management job. It may seem impossible to land it, comparing yourself to the competition, because you may be trying to get this job transitioning from another field. Coming from a different background, you may not think that you have the relevant skills to become a successful Product Manager. In this case, you may have the idea of

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