How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more.Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book on landing a product management role in startups or bigger tech companies. Learn how the ambiguously-named “PM” (product manager / program manager) role varies between companies, what experiences you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter looks like, and then how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, estimation questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super-important “pitch”).
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Gayle is the Founder / CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of two books: Cracking the Coding Interview, Amazon.com"s #1 best-selling interview book, and The Google Resume. She has worked for Google, Microsoft, and Apple and served on Google"s hiring committee. She holds a BSE and MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. Learn more.Jackieis a Product Manager at Asana, a leading startup that builds the modern productivity software used by companies like Dropbox, AirBnB, Uber, Foursquare, and Pinterest. She has previously worked as a Product Manager at Google where she joined as part of the elite Associate Product Manager program, and as a Program Manager at Microsoft. She holds a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Economics from Cornell University. Learn more.Both reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With Cracking the PM Interview focused on product management interviews,Cracking the PM Careerfocuses on thriving in the PM role."Our goal for Cracking the PM Career is to be the guide we never had. This book shares the skills, frameworks, and practices that my peers and I have painstakingly learned and honed over the years so that PMs can spend less time reinventing the wheel. It delves into the mystery and ambiguity surrounding career progression so that PMs can focus on the right areas and reach their potential. It connects the dots on how to develop each important PM skill so that mentors can point their mentees towards actionable feedback."Website | Amazon Link
"I wish this book had existed when I first found my way into product management. Gayle and Jackie don"t just help you land a PM job; they show you what it takes to be great once you"ve got one. Finally there"s a game plan for charting your career as a product manager."--Ken Norton, Partner at Google Ventures (former PM at Google)
"If you were looking for a comprehensive, well-researched book about how to get a job in product management, look no further than Cracking the PM Interview. Gayle and Jackie break down the entire process of landing your dream PM job, while bridging a wide range of perspectives that aspiring PMs may bring to the table. This is a no-brainer resource to leverage during your job search."—Jason Shah, former Product Manager at Yammer/Microsoft& instructor of How to Get a Job in Product Management
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"Impressed by Jackie and Gayle"s thorough interview walkthrough, from defining your skills, to resumes and all the way to product questions. A definite handbook for hopeful product managers."—Ritu Jain, Organizer of PM Fast Track Community & CEO of LearningJar