cracking the pm interview: how to land a product manager job in technology

Cracking the pm interview: how to land a product manager job in technology. Do you know how many pizzas will be being delivered daily in Manhattan? What is the process to can you create an alarm clock that is suitable for the blind? How do you design an alarm clock for blind people? What is your favorite piece of software? What is the best way do you start an online video rental service in India? This book will help you learn the answers to these queries and many more.

The PM Interview: How to Crack is a complete guide to finding a position in the product management field for startups or larger tech firms. Find out how the confusingly-titled “PM” (product manager or program manager) position differs from company to company and what experience you require to have, how you can bring your previous experience into a successful CV, and a letter of recommendation for pm interview will look like, and how to prepare for those PM-related interviewing questions (estimation questions and behavioral questions, estimation questions, product-related questions technical and the most important “pitch”). Read more

Authored by Gayle Laakmann McDowell and Jackie Bavaro

Gayle has been the founder and CEO of and is the writer of two novels: Cracking the Interview for Coding,’s most popular best-selling guide to interviewing, as well as The Google Resume. She has worked at Google, Microsoft, and Apple and was a member of Google’s recruitment committee. She has a BSE as well as an MSE with a major in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an MBA from the Wharton School.

Jackie works as a Product Manager at Asana the leading company that develops the latest productivity software that is used by businesses such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Uber, Foursquare, and Pinterest. She was previously an Assistant Product Manager at Google which she joined as an Associate Program Manager and also as a program manager at Microsoft. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a BA in Economics from Cornell University. Both live in The San Francisco Bay Area. More info.

Also by Gayle and Jackie: Cracking the pm interview on Career

With getting through PM, the pm interview focused on product management and Cracking the PM Career is focused on how to excel in the PM job.
“Our aim to getting through the pm interview on Career is to provide the guidance we didn’t have. This book will share the abilities frameworks, techniques, and strategies that I and my colleagues have devoted our time to learning and perfecting throughout the years so that PMs will save time and energy on reinventing the wheel. The book explores the mystery and confusion surrounding career advancement to help PMs focus on the right areas to achieve their full potential. It lays out how to build each essential PM ability to help mentors direct their students towards effective feedback.”

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