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For those of you who did onsites, how hard was it really? Interviewing for PgM and I thought I was ready until I did a mock interview and blanked on my “tell me about yourself part” and now I’m freaking out 😔

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Just keep practicing. Sometimes it’s harder to talk about ourselves than our work. Write out answers to your questions and keep on refining.

PgM is a lot of soft skills too- managing stakeholders, working cross functionally, guiding discussions with clarity and tact.

Not to be a downer but it’s not easy. If it were, we’d be hiring more people and a lot more quickly than we do.

Take a deep breath. We’re all humans too, don’t overthink it. Be kind, be confident, and be concise.

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As a tip. The script and rehearsing helps make sure you hit key points but in some ways you kinda have to ease up on it. The interview should feel conversational and not scripted. Remember to relax and trust your prep. Really want to get to know your interviewers and vice versa. Think through some interesting questions to spur conversation at the end of the interview.

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Also, time your responses and listen to it to make changes.

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Thank you! Did this today and it’s super helpful

First time hearing a consultant freaked out at “tell me about yourself”

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Lol there you go, pull up “frameworks” and consulting shit

Do interviews really require this much prep geez...shouldn’t it just be a organic process based on what you know and who you are. Nervous or not nervous. Do all googlers have to prep this much to land a job? Doing mock interviews and such Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a good interview when you are rehearsing specifically for the interview? Am I missing something....need to know so I can change/improve my prep.

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Thanks G1

Always do mocks, more the better

With a service? Who did you mock with

In consulting here - is the interview process at Google truly this challenging still? I recall they ditched the brain teasers a while back - I thought those were the only thing that made it impossibly difficult, but it sounds like it is still very challenging based on all of OP's prep and guidance on this thread.

What makes it so difficult now (assuming you are a solid, knowledgeable candidate for the role you're interviewing for)?

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