Interviewing with the head of product for a startup next week, anyone know what the dynamics of this call will be like as compared to a regular tech company?

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It will be more personal, in every way. You have to get across your passion, a good level of energy, and they will probably be very focused on sharing values and you being the right fit in terms of personality as well as skill. Best wishes!

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Make sure you bring a bib as they will eat you alive. Kidding 😂 I’d recommend you to display the following qualities: - deep passion for the problem that company is solving. This is different from a large company where mostly they don’t care about this as much as you having had prior experience in this domain. - hunger for growth - ability (and discipline) to handle uncertainty and ambiguity Good luck!

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Lol thanks!

You will need to be able to prove that you can set the tone for things, and yes be really be passionate about the problem they're solving. It helps to have strong reasons/driving desire to join their specific company and to really be aligned on mission. Plus discover what they'd like to see for the product, maybe get into some of the details as if you're already hired and were solving the problems.

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Thanks everyone for the tips!

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