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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
3 o'clock in the afternoon
  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
$0.02
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
What background do you have in product management? Did you g...
Gay Racist Jew
  04/15/19
Top 5 Enginnering undergrad top 5 business school
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
You tranny or a URM?
Gay Racist Jew
  04/15/19
Neither. genetic.
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
so basically berkeley?
imanxoxoposter
  05/15/19
It's like 95% normie people skills and 5% not being a comple...
GOY SUPERSTAR
  04/15/19
What do you think the problem is assuming you're saying the ...
''''"''"""'
  04/15/19
I am NOT saying the right things in the final round intervie...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
Do you end the interview by telling the interviewer that you...
Remembrance of Chads Past
  04/16/19
Read Steve Blank The Four Steps to the Epiphany and just quo...
Holding Back The Years
  04/16/19
Will do. More specifically, I am failing the product (case)...
RighteousJim
  04/17/19
What are interviews like
acp
  04/15/19
terrible. I waffle too much. Don't leave a good impression...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
you should explain that the plan is simple: sex, with men, f...
White Power Energy Partners, LLC.
  04/15/19
Do you have any relevant xp? What sector?
Time$ Up Fraud$
  04/15/19
I do not have relevant experience. Ideally I would do B2C a...
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
Too old, no relevant experience
Time$ Up Fraud$
  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?
Time$ Up Fraud$
  04/15/19
Lmao
Forest for the Trees Guy
  04/15/19
Emailed you.
RighteousJim
  04/16/19
Just be a tech lead instead
Forest for the Trees Guy
  04/15/19
I am not that technical, so I would suck.
RighteousJim
  04/15/19
(Bimbo)
Forest for the Trees Guy
  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
Chasing down shit is literally all they do.
ARE Reptile
  04/22/19
...
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
if that your IRL name i see why you’re not getting hir...
lawman8 twerking nude to Shake It Off
  05/17/19
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...
''''"''"""'
  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...
''''"''"""'
  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...
''''"''"""'
  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...
''''"''"""'
  04/21/19
Hey man, You’ve been giving me some solid advice. ...
RighteousJim
  04/22/19
In terms of the interview, speaking with confidence really g...
''''"''"""'
  04/22/19
Excellent response. RighteousJim... this applies to datin...
dirte
  04/22/19
An interview is just sales, you're selling yourself. Are you...
dirte
  04/22/19
I’m obviously not selling myself. I do great in phone...
RighteousJim
  04/22/19
Are most of your interviews behavioral based? If so, they us...
dirte
  04/22/19
Mix of behavioral and product. I do 7/10 on all. Not compe...
RighteousJim
  04/22/19
sex with men for money
White Power Energy Partners, LLC.
  04/22/19
be charming/clever/tall
:D
  04/22/19
https://firstround.com/review/find-vet-and-close-the-best-pr...
Time$ Up Fraud$
  04/26/19
Ok, tomorrow I have another final round with 6 interviewers ...
RighteousJim
  05/12/19
...
RighteousJim
  05/12/19
Had my interview- think I bombed it with at least one guy. ...
RighteousJim
  05/15/19
...
RighteousJim
  05/15/19
Pick a different career track that doesn't stink of AIDs. ...
groundbreaking interdisciplinary MBA curriculum
  05/15/19
Thinking about it.
RighteousJim
  05/15/19
Did you cop DAT PMP CERT?
Such anathema to us!
  05/15/19
No I did not.
RighteousJim
  05/15/19
how much do product managers make nowadays at f100's
imanxoxoposter
  05/15/19
Depends on company, but 110-140 base and another 10-50k in o...
RighteousJim
  05/15/19
not bad at all, how many years of experience is needed?
imanxoxoposter
  05/16/19
This is for fresh out of B-school. They say 1-3 yrs but you...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
I thought I was dingfagged. Not yet. Apparently, they'll m...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
give us a couple of questions you were asked and your answer...
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  05/16/19
Most epic product failure: I had to come up with an answe...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
1) you need to be specific for PM answers. you didnt really ...
..,,,..,,,;;;....;;....,,...
  05/16/19
For 1) I was the one who was asked about my most epic failur...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
I agree my answers sucked. They are a 4/10 or 5/10 answer. ...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
I'm not sure why you don't have canned answers to these type...
libcrusher180
  05/16/19
The product fail question was a new one for me. It took me ...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
being confident/believable is the key. good luck
..,,,..,,,;;;....;;....,,...
  05/16/19
...
libcrusher180
  05/16/19
Just got rejected! Damn!
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
Ok this is a really basic question, but how to be confident/...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
Ok got some feedback: "really liked you as well, but...
RighteousJim
  05/16/19
prob means they just liked the other guy better can't do ...
imanxoxoposter
  05/17/19
The trick with interviews is to lie like a sociopath. Thats ...
ARE Reptile
  05/17/19
The message seems to be to start making up shit to explain f...
RighteousJim
  05/18/19


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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: 3 o'clock in the afternoon

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: May 15th, 2019 1:06 PM
Author: imanxoxoposter

so basically berkeley?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38238448)



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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: ''''"''"""'


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: Remembrance of Chads Past

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: White Power Energy Partners, LLC.

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: Time$ Up Fraud$

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: Time$ Up Fraud$

Too old, no relevant experience

(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: Time$ Up Fraud$

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: Forest for the Trees Guy

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: Forest for the Trees Guy

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: Forest for the Trees Guy

(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 22nd, 2019 7:14 AM
Author: ARE Reptile

Chasing down shit is literally all they do.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38122984)



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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: May 17th, 2019 9:03 AM
Author: lawman8 twerking nude to Shake It Off

if that your IRL name i see why you’re not getting hires - surname is a microaggression

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38248104)



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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: ''''"''"""'


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: ''''"''"""'


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: ''''"''"""'


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: ''''"''"""'


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)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:06 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Hey man,

You’ve been giving me some solid advice. Any tips to practice/ make a connection with interviewers. I used to be good at connecting during engineering interviews but fail at business interviews. I can connect with people in a non interview setting in a casual setting. I also fail at connecting with women and apparently I make bad first impressions when there’s something at stake. Should I be more deprecating, etc? I think I’m charming but fail at people management - how do you give off the impression that you are a business people manager?

Thanks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38122978)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 8:40 PM
Author: ''''"''"""'


In terms of the interview, speaking with confidence really goes a long way in building a connection. Try to read the situation. If they're giving you more opportunity to control the conversation, start asking questions and if they start to open up, get more personal with your questions. Maybe go from questions about the position to their background. Try to inject humor, deprecation is always good if you can pull it off. Hide nerves as best as possible, you want to seem like you're in a pleasant mood/at ease with the situation.

In a more general sense, it really takes a lot of practice to figure this all out if you're not a natural. You really need to make social success your number one focus in life in order to make significant progress. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Analyze every interaction, what you did well and how it made the other person feel and vice versa. Rinse and repeat, find out what works. Also find a good psych doctor and experiment with using different med combinations in different situations

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38126910)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:38 AM
Author: dirte

Excellent response.

RighteousJim... this applies to dating as well, FYI.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38123016)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:10 AM
Author: dirte

An interview is just sales, you're selling yourself. Are you selling yourself in the interviews?

Hows the love life going, friend?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38122981)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:18 AM
Author: RighteousJim

I’m obviously not selling myself. I do great in phone interviews but fail in the final in person interviews... Tips on selling myself?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38122989)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:27 AM
Author: dirte

Are most of your interviews behavioral based? If so, they usually have some standard questions. Tell us about a time you had an issue with an employee, how did you resolve the conflict? Have you ever worked with someone with a diverse background? Etc. I have a list of stories memorized, some not even remotely true, that I spew out that have creative solutions. You have to practice your stories and be able to deliver them flawlessly (without sounding rehearsed).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38123006)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:40 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Mix of behavioral and product. I do 7/10 on all. Not compelling enough. How do I move from 7 to 9?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38123018)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:57 AM
Author: White Power Energy Partners, LLC.

sex with men for money

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38123036)



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Date: April 22nd, 2019 7:28 AM
Author: :D (classical education at home -- Bauer)

be charming/clever/tall

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38123008)



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Date: April 26th, 2019 1:25 PM
Author: Time$ Up Fraud$

https://firstround.com/review/find-vet-and-close-the-best-product-managers-heres-how/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38146617)



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Date: May 12th, 2019 7:17 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Ok, tomorrow I have another final round with 6 interviewers (2 of which I've already chatted with). Each interview will be 30 mins each. Seems like this will be mostly a fit interview. Any advice guys?



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38225155)



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Date: May 12th, 2019 9:33 PM
Author: RighteousJim



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38225727)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 12:46 AM
Author: RighteousJim

Had my interview- think I bombed it with at least one guy. Expecting the worst. Will find out this week.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38236709)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 12:43 PM
Author: RighteousJim

...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38238326)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 12:59 PM
Author: groundbreaking interdisciplinary MBA curriculum

Pick a different career track that doesn't stink of AIDs.

You've got an EE degree so you could be doing all sorts of more interesting technical jobs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38238416)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 6:14 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Thinking about it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38239968)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 1:10 PM
Author: Such anathema to us! (as The Americans)

Did you cop DAT PMP CERT?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38238461)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 7:18 PM
Author: RighteousJim

No I did not.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38240382)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 1:36 PM
Author: imanxoxoposter

how much do product managers make nowadays at f100's

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38238578)



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Date: May 15th, 2019 7:19 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Depends on company, but 110-140 base and another 10-50k in other bonuses, stocks, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38240387)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:16 PM
Author: imanxoxoposter

not bad at all, how many years of experience is needed?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243862)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:29 PM
Author: RighteousJim

This is for fresh out of B-school. They say 1-3 yrs but you can get in if you ace the interview and are from H/S.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243925)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:10 PM
Author: RighteousJim

I thought I was dingfagged. Not yet. Apparently, they'll make decisions tomorrow.

Fingers crossed.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243844)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:12 PM
Author: ..,,,..,,,;;;....;;....,,...


give us a couple of questions you were asked and your answers. then we can help you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243850)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:20 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Most epic product failure:

I had to come up with an answer on the fly... so not sure if I fcuked this up. Talked about how we created the program for month and predicted revenue but it wasn't effective because there were a lot of cancellations. The story is not exactly coherent because extending the time frame is not that much of a challenge. On the issue of how to overcome this, chatted about how to look at the problem from all angles and sometimes not take the customers wants as bible and needed to sometimes challenge the customer... and how in the future i would float customer ideas across the entire team.. blah blah .. weak answer...

How would you work with a UX (Designer):

Rambled a bit and talked about user stories, user journer and how I did wireframes. Also mentioned that I sometimes work with the designer (because he's a contractor) - rambled here also on how I don't always involve him because of resource constraints, and involve him on major decisions... Weakest answer was the above...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243880)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:29 PM
Author: ..,,,..,,,;;;....;;....,,...


1) you need to be specific for PM answers. you didnt really answer the question based on your answer above. your answer was bland and generic. did you atleast ask him what the data shows as drivers for cancellations? then you could build an answer from that based on your domain/product knowledge (which you should have if you are applying to that company)

the questions you ask in the interview are as important as your answers

2) UX is driven product's roadmap and strategy. the product is your baby. you are going to work collaboratively but UX must fit into the whole ecosystem of how product is going to be positioned in the market and you are going to drive the UX to achieve the goals of the product. Give some specific examples (make up shit that is BELIEVABLE if you have to)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243923)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:31 PM
Author: RighteousJim

For 1) I was the one who was asked about my most epic failure. I would have the data for cancellations. It's just random cancellations from the scheduling queue.

For 2) yeah I made up shit. I don't think my response was very confident/ believable.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243938)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:32 PM
Author: RighteousJim

I agree my answers sucked. They are a 4/10 or 5/10 answer. I am praying hard that they are not a killshot.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243945)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:37 PM
Author: libcrusher180 (😎)

I'm not sure why you don't have canned answers to these types of questions.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243970)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:52 PM
Author: RighteousJim

The product fail question was a new one for me. It took me by surprise. The other one I had rehearsed, but did not prep enough, so it's on me.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38244048)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:39 PM
Author: ..,,,..,,,;;;....;;....,,...


being confident/believable is the key. good luck

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243979)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 1:39 PM
Author: libcrusher180 (😎)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38243984)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 7:34 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Just got rejected! Damn!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38245708)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 7:53 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Ok this is a really basic question, but how to be confident/ believable? Just prep like crazy or anything else?

Thanks!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38245831)



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Date: May 16th, 2019 8:55 PM
Author: RighteousJim

Ok got some feedback:

"really liked you as well, but ultimately decided on a candidate that xxx felt more connected to. You have all the skillset YYY are looking for, which is what made it hard for xxx at the end. I will definitely keep you in mind."

What the f does the above mean and how can I connect more with interviewers?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38246142)



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Date: May 17th, 2019 8:15 AM
Author: imanxoxoposter

prob means they just liked the other guy better

can't do anything about that, corporate jobs are just as much about FITTING into their culture than actually doing the job well.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38247970)



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Date: May 17th, 2019 9:08 AM
Author: ARE Reptile

The trick with interviews is to lie like a sociopath. Thats how I always ace them.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38248127)



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Date: May 18th, 2019 11:43 PM
Author: RighteousJim

The message seems to be to start making up shit to explain fit and passion. Here we go!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4242420&forum_id=2#38255349)