Interviewing is hard and can be fraught with anxiety. Talking through imaginary scenarios in order to display your job skills in front of a group of strangers that are judging you is scary. It’s nearly impossible not to be nervous.
While interviewing will always be a little nerve-wracking, you can make the task much less daunting by preparing.
The best way to prepare for an interview is to learn specific details about the job you are applying for from people who already work in the field. These insider tips will give you a leg up on everyone else who is just going to wing it.
If you’ve been thinking about applying for your dream job as a Product Manager, but are nervous about the interview, there is some good news coming your way. Udacity has recently released a new, free Product Manager Interview Preparation course to prep you for the interview.
Product Manager Interview Preparation Course Overview
The free Product Manager Interview Preparation course is a week-long class that will help you ace your product management interview by understanding how to answer key strategic, technical, and behavioral product questions.
This beginner-level course has no technical prerequisites and is ideal for those looking to upgrade their product management interview skills as well as those looking to break into the field.
Lessons are taught by key industry professionals in roles ranging from VP of Product, to Growth Product Manager, and they come from companies like Adobe, Appen, and FunnelGuard.
Four Lessons to Crush the Interview
Lesson one covers everything you need to know before your interview. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the skills, abilities, and experiences that hiring managers are looking for to help you stand out from the rest. At the end of this lesson, practicing Product Managers will share their insider strategies on how to land a role as a Product Manager.
Lesson two is all about mock strategy interviews. These interviews are built to test your ability to strategically create and justify product decisions. You’ll learn how to answer case questions about feature enhancements for improving product performance, using metrics to measure success, and generating ideas for increasing product subscriptions. At the end of this lesson, you’ll test your new skills with a set of practice questions.
Lesson three is a deep dive on mock technical interviews. These interviews are designed to test your ability to comprehend and explain technical concepts. You’ll learn how to answer questions about planning and resource prioritization in a technical product roadmap, as well as how to speak to your organizational skills when working with cross-functional teams. At the end of this lesson, you’ll test your new skills with a set of practice questions.
Lesson four is an overview of a day in the life of a Product Manager. This lesson will give you a clear understanding of how Product Managers structure their work day and how they apply specific product management skills to their roles. The unique challenges and opportunities that Product Managers face every day are explained in detail so you’ll know exactly what the job entails. At the end of this lesson, you’ll get an inside look into a day in the life of Product Managers with Growth and AI specializations.
You’re Ready to Interview
Upon completing the Product Manager Interview Preparation course, you’ll be ready to start interviewing for a variety of product management positions with confidence. You’ll be prepared to speak to your strengths and skills as they relate to the daily work of a Product Manager.
If you’re gearing up for interviews, there’s no better way to prepare than by taking Udacity’s Product Manager Interview Preparation course. It’s free, only takes one week to complete, and will leave you feeling confident.
To get a deeper understanding of product management and build essential skills for the role, check out Udacity’s Product Manager and AI Product Manager Nanodegree programs.