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Hi! I am planning to exit consulting with my heart set on Microsoft I’ve got many friends there who are content with their jobs! I’ve started building some cred by doing certifications. I’ve done a couple. Any pointers on how to approach interview prep ? I am targeting PM (both Product and Program) roles

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What certifications are you getting? And why are you targeting both? Anecdotally I've heard recruiters get turned off when they see a project/program manager applying for product roles.

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