Your stories of what you actually did are the hiring manager’s best way to assess what you can really do and what you are really like. They are critical for reducing the hiring manager’s perception of risk of hiring you.
Getting the Job
Greg Prickril has been coaching and training PMs for many years. He started noticing that product managers, on the whole, were not putting as much attention into their careers – their professional development – as they could be. And that simply applying product management skills and techniques could make a big difference for PMs’ career outcomes.
“Always Problems” The genesis of episode’s topic came up in many conversations I’ve had with experienced product managers. Most product management job listings want you to have direct experience with the product you’ll be managing, or at least experience in the space. On the other hand, most experienced product managers think domain experience is the Read More
In our earlier episode about how to answer the “product teardown” question in a product manager job interview, we promised a real life example. Here it is!
In this pair of episodes, we focus on that very common and somewhat feared question that occurs in many product management interviews: What’s a product you like and how would you improve it? I think we can all agree that in an interview context, the interviewer does not really care what products you like. This Read More
How Much Is That Product Manager In The Window? In this episode we revisit a topic from last season – the business value of product management. How much is your time worth? How much should your PM work this year contribute to revenue next year? Does it make a difference if you’re managing enterprise software Read More