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Any interview tips for Project Manager roles in software development? I was moved to this role about 2 years ago and soon looking to jump to another company, but unsure of what to focus on talking about. I’ve tested the waters and the feedback from one interviewer who was generous enough to provide it was that I made myself sound like a technologist rather than a PM because I was too focused on the product and it’s details instead of the project management details.

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as a project manager you should focus more on delivery,planning ,strategy. Explain about project governance you set up in your projects,what strategies you design and leverage best practices

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I am also curious! I am looking to make the jump from digital advertising to a software focused PM role and am wondering what interviews could be like.

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As a hiring manager of PMs, have good stories. Talk about the projects you turned around, the issues you’ve resolved, the processes you’ve improved. Sell the hiring manager on what you bring to the table that differentiates you from the PM who only talks about meeting follow ups and status reports.

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what i usually do during interviews is ask at the beginning about pain points for team/project i’m joining and give examples of how that was solved in a previous role, i usually get good feedbacks doing this (but i was already in tech)

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