7 Tips to help you Ace your next PM Interview

If you’ve secured an interview for a Product Manager role, congratulations are in order.

In the ever-growing competitive industry of Product Management, attending interviews can feel like a job in itself. In a market that is becoming more saturated, employers want the cream of the crop. You need to do all that you can to stand out and, ultimately, prove that you are the best person for the job.

There’s no denying that interviews are daunting by nature, but the key to nailing any interview lies in proper preparation.

From understanding the role to preparing your own questions for your interviewer—here are 7 interview preparation tips to help you secure your potential position of Product Manger.

7 Interview Preparation Tips

1. Understand the Role  
Ensure you know what a Product Manager is and that you possess all the skills needed for the job.

2. Read for the Role  
If you haven’t already, you should consider reading books that’re essential to a product manager’s success.

3. Be in the Loop  
Keeping up to date with industry news because interviewers often ask for your thoughts around current events happening in the industry.

4. Avoid These Mistakes  
From using the word ‘I’ instead of ‘we’ to not properly articulating how your previous experience can be applied to the potential role—there are things interviewers’ class as ‘red flags’.

5. Prepare for potential questions  
A typical product manager interview judges the candidates in 5 broad categories. Know about those 5 areas and the example questions.

6. Ask Questions   
At the end of most interviews, ‘do you have any questions for us?’ is frequently asked. Preparing the right questions to ask is imperative.

7. An interesting read about how someone can learn from his mistakes

How I used Google’s rejection as a motivation for my success at Amazon’s Interview


Check out our AMA session with Fernando to learn more tricks and growth hacks to crack a Product Management interview.

 

September 16, 2019

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