Cracking the Product Manager Interview
Product managers are sometimes called the "CEO of a product." But what is a product manager really and how you do you land this role? This talk will discuss what a product manager is, how the role differs across companies, what sort of experience an aspiring PM should cover, and what the PM interview is like and how to master it. This will not be your fluffy be-your-best talk; it will tackle the specific types of interview questions and how to handle them.
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of three books:
- Cracking the Coding Interview (Amazon.com's #1 best-selling interview book)
- Cracking the PM Interview (product manager)
- Cracking the Tech Career
- She is an interview consultant, helping companies improve their interview process and coaching startups through acquisitions/acqui-hires. She is also an interview prep instructor, hired by Facebook to teach an interview prep class for external software developer candidates.
Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple. She holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
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