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Uber PM Talks:
How To Crack The PM Interview
/Productschool @ProductSchool /ProductmanagementSF
Upcoming PM Courses in San Francisco
www.productschool.com
Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 4 - May 25
6:30-9pm
Instructor: Mi...
www.productschool.com
Randy Edgar
- Group Product Manager at Uber
- 17+ years of Senior level Product
Management and Produ...
WHAT ARE PM HIRING
MANAGERS LOOKING FOR?
Goals and Metrics Focus
Data Driven
Decisioning
Innovation
(one good idea)
Technical Acumen
Overall Knowledge of
Relevant Market
Leadership/Vision
(Inspiration)
Execution
aka “getting shit done”
Communication
Design/UX
TYPICAL QUESTIONS
• (And what interviewers are really looking for)
• Tell me about your background…
• How do you measure success of product x?
• Product x usage is down, what to do next?
• Pick a product and tell me a feature they should build
next. (Why?)
• What’s more important, the number of weekly users ...
• What would be your process for prioritizing
features on your roadmap?
• Tell me about a product that is well designed or...
OVERALL TIPS
• Be personable and friendly. Smile
• Speak slowly, talk as the interview is a conversation
• Understand the company cultu...
www.productschool.com
Next Week’s Workshop:
Salesforce's Director of Product Talks:
Communication in the Digital Age
THANK YOU!
www.productschool.com
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Uber Product Manager Talks: How to Crack the PM Interview

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Uber Group PM, Randy Edgar gives an insider insight and learn more on how to ace the PM interview.

In the presentation Randy discusses what companies are looking for during Product Manager interviews, the signals they are trying to uncover and tips and tricks to ace the interview. Along the way, we will discuss a dozen sample questions and go into detail as to why they are asked, what signal the question is trying to uncover and provide insights into how to best answer each of the questions so that you can ace your next PM interview.

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Uber Product Manager Talks: How to Crack the PM Interview

  1. 1. Uber PM Talks: How To Crack The PM Interview /Productschool @ProductSchool /ProductmanagementSF
  2. 2. Upcoming PM Courses in San Francisco www.productschool.com Tuesdays and Thursdays April 4 - May 25 6:30-9pm Instructor: Michael Rosenthal, 5x Product School Instructor and Senior Product Manager at Funding Circle U.S. Saturdays April 8 - June 3 9:30am-3:30pm Instructor: May Allen, 3x Product School Instructor and Product Manager at Projector
  3. 3. www.productschool.com Randy Edgar - Group Product Manager at Uber - 17+ years of Senior level Product Management and Product Marketing experience MEET OUR SPEAKER
  4. 4. WHAT ARE PM HIRING MANAGERS LOOKING FOR?
  5. 5. Goals and Metrics Focus
  6. 6. Data Driven Decisioning
  7. 7. Innovation (one good idea)
  8. 8. Technical Acumen
  9. 9. Overall Knowledge of Relevant Market
  10. 10. Leadership/Vision (Inspiration)
  11. 11. Execution aka “getting shit done”
  12. 12. Communication
  13. 13. Design/UX
  14. 14. TYPICAL QUESTIONS • (And what interviewers are really looking for)
  15. 15. • Tell me about your background… • How do you measure success of product x? • Product x usage is down, what to do next?
  16. 16. • Pick a product and tell me a feature they should build next. (Why?) • What’s more important, the number of weekly users or engagement of the users you have? • You build a new feature which is getting adoption but cannibalizing the core product, now what?
  17. 17. • What would be your process for prioritizing features on your roadmap? • Tell me about a product that is well designed or is not well designed • Members on a product team have different priorities, how do you balance those often conflicting priorities
  18. 18. OVERALL TIPS
  19. 19. • Be personable and friendly. Smile • Speak slowly, talk as the interview is a conversation • Understand the company culture thoroughly beforehand • Ensure you have the customer needs in mind • Prepare really thoughtful questions in advance • Don’t talk disparagingly of a former company or manager • Research who you are meeting with on LinkedIn • Sell yourself • Practice! Take those interviews periodically to hone your skills
  20. 20. www.productschool.com Next Week’s Workshop: Salesforce's Director of Product Talks: Communication in the Digital Age
  21. 21. THANK YOU! www.productschool.com

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