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Interviewing for Product Management Roles

Can't seem to crack it. Anyone got any tips? Been through ...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
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RighteousJim
  04/15/19
engage stakeholders
....,,.,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,..
  04/15/19
Create your own product and manage it
honk honk
  04/15/19
Haha! If I could generate revenue then for sure! But serio...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
How much are you tipping your interviewer?
my dog has more potential dates than I do
  04/15/19
$0.02
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
What background do you have in product management? Did you g...
Gay Racist Jew
  04/15/19
Top 5 Enginnering undergrad top 5 business school
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
You tranny or a URM?
Gay Racist Jew
  04/15/19
Neither. genetic.
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
It's like 95% normie people skills and 5% not being a comple...
GOY SUPERSTAR
  04/15/19
What do you think the problem is assuming you're saying the ...
gay quotemo
  04/15/19
I am NOT saying the right things in the final round intervie...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
Do you end the interview by telling the interviewer that you...
it?s over for you hoes
  04/16/19
Read Steve Blank The Four Steps to the Epiphany and just quo...
Holding Back The Years
  04/16/19
Will do. More specifically, I am failing the product (case)...
RighteousJim
  04/17/19
What are interviews like
acp
  04/15/19
terrible. I waffle too much. Don't leave a good impression...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
you should explain that the plan is simple: sex, with men, f...
I said RESEMBLE monkeys
  04/15/19
Do you have any relevant xp? What sector?
Elon Mosque
  04/15/19
I do not have relevant experience. Ideally I would do B2C a...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
Too old, no relevant experience. Hard to break in. Might nee...
Elon Mosque
  04/15/19
Should I create my own product? Would that add value? I ha...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
Do you know anything about PM?
Elon Mosque
  04/15/19
Lmao
Person of Religion
  04/15/19
Emailed you.
RighteousJim
  04/16/19
Just be a tech lead instead
Person of Religion
  04/15/19
I am not that technical, so I would suck.
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
(Bimbo)
Person of Religion
  04/15/19
what does a project manager even do?
community_account
  04/16/19
check boxes and annoy people
GOY
  04/16/19
*schedules quick 30min circleup at 11am to check on the stat...
don't run xo po process servers see ur moniker
  04/16/19
...
><<(^((*>
  04/16/19
...
GOY
  04/16/19
...
RighteousJim
  04/16/19
Grow taller
90s | obese | jamaal
  04/16/19
Where are you based? Is your engineering background elect...
mutated mutandis
  04/16/19
My background is Electrical! I can move to wherever. DM me...
RighteousJim
  04/16/19
Process/Internalize https://www.amazon.com/Cracking-PM-I...
Holding Back The Years
  04/16/19
I've read Cracking PM interview. Not the other one. just o...
RighteousJim
  04/16/19
...
RighteousJim
  04/16/19
Another Final Round
RighteousJim
  04/19/19
...
RighteousJim
  04/20/19
Hard to understand how you don't know what to say by now..Me...
gay quotemo
  04/20/19
Are you a Product Manager? I’m finding that PM interv...
RighteousJim
  04/21/19
Do lifts really work? Willing to try anything at this point...
RighteousJim
  04/21/19
Do you tailor your personal story for every job to adequatel...
gay quotemo
  04/21/19
This is a good point. I do come across as non-compelling. ...
RighteousJim
  04/21/19
I don't think the fix is background research. I think it's f...
gay quotemo
  04/21/19
It's scary how much this is spot on and what I've been faili...
RighteousJim
  04/21/19
If you can lay the groundwork with a good first 10 minutes t...
gay quotemo
  04/21/19


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Date: April 15th, 2019 5:04 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Can't seem to crack it. Anyone got any tips? Been through Lin and Gayle's books. Getting interviews but not getting offers.

Thanks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093201)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:07 PM
Author: RighteousJim



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093545)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:08 PM
Author: ....,,.,.,.,.,.,.,...,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,..


engage stakeholders

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093547)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:10 PM
Author: honk honk

Create your own product and manage it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093558)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:17 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Haha! If I could generate revenue then for sure! But seriously any tips would be helpful.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093603)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:11 PM
Author: my dog has more potential dates than I do (and he’s neutered!)

How much are you tipping your interviewer?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093563)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:18 PM
Author: RighteousJim

$0.02

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093605)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:19 PM
Author: Gay Racist Jew

What background do you have in product management? Did you go to a top-10 UG?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093613)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 8:30 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Top 5 Enginnering undergrad top 5 business school

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38094323)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 8:44 PM
Author: Gay Racist Jew

You tranny or a URM?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38094385)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:13 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Neither. genetic.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38094999)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 6:23 PM
Author: GOY SUPERSTAR

It's like 95% normie people skills and 5% not being a completely unorganized retard

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38093643)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 8:39 PM
Author: gay quotemo

What do you think the problem is assuming you're saying the right things in the interview? Seems like top 5 MBA should get you there

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38094362)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:14 PM
Author: RighteousJim

I am NOT saying the right things in the final round interview. I don't know what the problem is. I guess I don't sound PMy enough :( How do I nail the interviews. Help!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095010)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 1:05 PM
Author: it?s over for you hoes

Do you end the interview by telling the interviewer that you will “circle back” with them?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096814)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 10:08 PM
Author: Holding Back The Years

Read Steve Blank The Four Steps to the Epiphany and just quote it...talk like that in the interview.

Also have some vapourware minimum viable product you're working on in the companies space that you can talk about.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38099255)



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Date: April 17th, 2019 12:57 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Will do. More specifically, I am failing the product (case) questions/ presentations right now. Anything jump out at you with regards to this?

Thanks again!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38099785)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 8:43 PM
Author: acp (acp)

What are interviews like

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38094377)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:14 PM
Author: RighteousJim

terrible. I waffle too much. Don't leave a good impression, and am not memorable enough. The other guy always gets picked.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095013)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 9:03 PM
Author: I said RESEMBLE monkeys

you should explain that the plan is simple: sex, with men, for money

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38094470)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:14 PM
Author: Elon Mosque

Do you have any relevant xp? What sector?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095014)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:17 PM
Author: RighteousJim

I do not have relevant experience. Ideally I would do B2C although I'm casting my net far and wide. Getting dinged from APM roles now. Too old?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095028)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:20 PM
Author: Elon Mosque

Too old, no relevant experience. Hard to break in. Might need to lateral your way in by doing some stupid shit at a smaller company. Or startup.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095039)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:30 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Should I create my own product? Would that add value? I have one but not sure how much I should focus on that? What's the cutoff for it being relevant? Paying customers? Users? Or just beta product?

You seem to know a bit Elon. Throwaway email?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095094)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:36 PM
Author: Elon Mosque

Do you know anything about PM?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095119)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:37 PM
Author: Person of Religion

Lmao

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095123)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 12:34 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Emailed you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095332)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:28 PM
Author: Person of Religion

Just be a tech lead instead

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095081)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:31 PM
Author: RighteousJim

I am not that technical, so I would suck.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095100)



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Date: April 15th, 2019 11:33 PM
Author: Person of Religion

(Bimbo)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095107)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 12:35 AM
Author: community_account

what does a project manager even do?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095339)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 12:37 AM
Author: GOY

check boxes and annoy people

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38095344)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 1:09 PM
Author: don't run xo po process servers see ur moniker

*schedules quick 30min circleup at 11am to check on the status of the update meeting scheduled for 3pm*

btw do u think u’ll be able to draft the 20 page global master purchase agreement we talked about this morning before our 3pm? no? so when do you think you’ll have that?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096825)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 1:18 PM
Author: ><<(^((*>



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096855)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 9:32 PM
Author: GOY



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38099083)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 12:48 PM
Author: RighteousJim



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096741)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 12:55 PM
Author: 90s | obese | jamaal

Grow taller

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096771)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 1:01 PM
Author: mutated mutandis

Where are you based?

Is your engineering background electrical?

I have a position open.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096804)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 5:41 PM
Author: RighteousJim

My background is Electrical! I can move to wherever. DM me at robert.whitestown@gmail.com. Thanks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38098060)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 1:18 PM
Author: Holding Back The Years

Process/Internalize

https://www.amazon.com/Cracking-PM-Interview-Product-Technology/dp/0984782818

https://www.amazon.com/Swipe-Unlock-Technology-Business-Strategy-ebook/dp/B0756MTX6K

Wear Lifts

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38096853)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 5:40 PM
Author: RighteousJim

I've read Cracking PM interview. Not the other one. just ordered it. yeah i am a shortmo < 6' :(

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38098055)



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Date: April 16th, 2019 9:28 PM
Author: RighteousJim



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38099052)



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Date: April 19th, 2019 7:20 PM
Author: RighteousJim
Subject: Another Final Round

3 hour onsite. Most likely 4 or 5 rounds of 30-45 min interviews with interviewers I’ll be interacting with cross functionally. This is for a B2C company. One of them will be an engineer for sure. How about the other 3? How should I prep for the final round? Be bold or play it safe?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38113302)



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Date: April 20th, 2019 11:07 AM
Author: RighteousJim



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38114979)



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Date: April 20th, 2019 10:01 PM
Author: gay quotemo

Hard to understand how you don't know what to say by now..Memorize a pitch and spit it back to every interviewer over and over again. They all ask the same questions

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38117364)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 7:00 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Are you a Product Manager? I’m finding that PM interviews are all different based off the type of company and flavor of PM. I’m finding it hard to script an interview - they are hard to prep for and duplicate. There’s no track for PMs per se.

How do you script for PM interviews?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38118477)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 10:15 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Do lifts really work? Willing to try anything at this point...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38118738)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 10:21 AM
Author: gay quotemo

Do you tailor your personal story for every job to adequately demonstrate passion for a particular industry/company? Your background seems pretty standard, so possible that's where the problem lies. What do you say when someone asks why (insert specific tech niche)? Employers give jobs to the most passionate applicants and you're coming off as having no particular interests besides needing a job in product management.

Agree with other posts itt that a job at a startup might be a good move if nothing else to moreso narrow/target your resume.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38118774)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 10:39 AM
Author: RighteousJim

This is a good point. I do come across as non-compelling. I don't resonate with my interviewers.

Fix for this is to do background research extensively? What should I be doing?

10-K (already do this)

quora?

What else?

Really appreciate your insights.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38118859)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 10:51 AM
Author: gay quotemo

I don't think the fix is background research. I think it's finding a way to have more of a humanist touch. Tell stories about growing up where you first got interested in the specific niche. Convince the interviewer that pm role xyz was specifically made for you because of your past experiences. The story needs to fit besides electrical engineering --> top 5 MBA.

Also find a way to connect with the interviewer on a 1-to-1 level. If you're more reserved, ask questions about their background. It's just like a date where you're trying to get the girl to go home with you. PM roles are about managing people and you need to show you can create the necessary connections to get people to do what you want them to do

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38118900)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 11:41 AM
Author: RighteousJim

It's scary how much this is spot on and what I've been failing at... yikes!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38119050)



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Date: April 21st, 2019 10:36 PM
Author: gay quotemo

If you can lay the groundwork with a good first 10 minutes that demonstrates passion and develops quick rapport, you're much more likely to get a pass on corporate case questions that arise in the back half of each session with interviewers. Perfect your tell me about yourself, and why this industry/why this company answers for every interview. Find a way to work this in naturally even if you aren't explicitly asked. For example, there might be some specific question about your background to start. I usually just barrel through that with prepped material explaining whole background story + basis for passion. Obviously address the question at some point, but make sure you're giving your pitch when you get the opportunity. Or the interview moves forward and you've left no impression, and the interviewer has all the control to run you over in the following 20 minutes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38121874)