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Exiting to Product manager role in Tech after ~6-8 months of interviews, long nights of prep! Thanks to all Fish for interview tips. 2020, here I come!

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Congrats OP! Hoping to make a similar switch. Can I ask how many YOE you had prior and how you managed to get the interviews without prior PM exp? Also, any book recommendations?

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Congrats, OP! Your book reco is very helpful. What skills do you think help land tech PM role, do you need to be conversant in a specific technology?

No questions from me. All I want to see is congrats on your offer and thank you for your detailed responses. Normally these kinda posts are a dead end with nothing from OP after posting a 'Yaay! I'm finally done with consulting. Off to big tech!' but this is so refreshing and the reason why people like me come to this bowl.

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Agree with D2. OP you are awesome

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Here’s how I did the prep - I split my time broadly across three areas - Product Design Questions (50%), Resume and Prior work ex projects (25%), Personals questions (25%) 1. Product Design Questions - Cracking the PM Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Decode & Conquer by Lewis C Lin, Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. Sites - productmanagementexercises, StellarPeers articles in Medium was also very good. 2. Projects - For each interview based on the skills highlighted in their JD, talking to friends within the company, I organized my stories from past experiences which highlight those skills. This comes in handy for situation type questions 3. Personals - Same as above. I tried to find out the skills the interviewer is looking for (from JD, asking them directly during initial screening calls, from friends) and highlighted ed those skills of mine via 3 - 4 stories for personals section. All stories were in STAR format

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What preps did you do and did it help?

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Hi DD1 and D1, I have answered my prep and references below as a separate reply so it’s easier to find for all. Let me know if you have any other q’s.

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Welcome, friend. Also made the jump to Pdm and haven’t regretted it.

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Can i PM you? :)

Congrats! Can I ask which company?

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@EY sure. PM me

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Congrats!

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Congratulations OP! I left Tech PM and I'm trying to work my way back now. What level were you at D?

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Thanks! I was SC at D.

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Grats product management is the way to go :)

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It’s a great field to be in since it gives you the big picture of products and how to constantly improve/innovate. Also if you want to transition into Tech, I believe this will replace the traditional PM roles.

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Congrats OP! D2 couldn't have said it any better

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Congrats!

Why long nights of prep?

Readers are leaders ^

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Total Comp & which company? :) CONGRATS

Do you even read bro?

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