Who is a Product Manager?
Who am I?
Product Managers are in companies big and small
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PM: CEO of the Product?
So, how do you show your influencing chops in an interview?
How do you develop influencing skills?
And Master of One?
When you appear for an interview for a PM position
Some of the key facets of a high EQ are:
The User is King
Find the Hidden Monkey
Find the Match
Would you sell an air cooler to an Eskimo?
When asked about user personas during your interview,
Who’s Behind the Mask?
One of the more reliable frameworks for quantitative feedback
The Salt in the Dish
Tessa walks into a PM interview and is asked: “Go ahead, design a keyboard for me.” How should she answer?~
You could be confronted with similar queries
Take it For a Spin!
During an interview, a PM aspirant,
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The Balancing Act
A good PM can look at the sea of graphs and numbers
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Would you buy peanuts for the price of a diamond?
What do you think Kabir was aiming to accomplish by asking these questions?
During an interview, when asked about pricing,
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The Fishing Net
But it would surely help to have a few tricks up your sleeve and that is exactly what your marketing strategy is.
Know Thy Domain!
Paint a Picture
Before the interview, prepare with details of the projects you’ve mentioned in your resume.
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Talk the Walk
Creating a digital footprint of what you learn and share can be a great way to build social proof of your capabilities.
Knowledge is Power
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Vidya has prepped on her core competencies, reflected on her past experience, and buffed up the résumé for an upcoming PM interview at a telecommunication startup. What must she do next?
Answer and Ye Shall Get the Job
Ace Those Questions
Keep your responses crisp and to the point.
Let’s Play 20 Questions!
How would you confront such a question?
Think beyond the obvious pen, laptop, and mobile phone.
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Companies that ask PM candidates to code
Let’s Peel the Onion
Don’t ramble. Start each response with a summary.
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And Now I Hold The Baton!
You could also start an entire conversation by asking a few slightly personal questions like:
The Curtain Raiser
Mr C.V – Your Ambassador
Highlight accomplishments not responsibilities.
What do you think would be the ideal résumé length for a person with 8 years of experience?
Real or Virtual, Win the Game
Do a couple of dry runs. Recruit a dry run ‘buddy’ as your pretend interviewer.
Your interview has been scheduled!