Product Manager Interview Questions to Prepare For

Product Manager Interview Questions to Prepare For

Wouldn't you just love to know what questions you were going to be asked BEFORE you walked into the interview room?  Me too!

Based on years of both attending and holding product management interviews, here are 40 questions that might come up in your interview.  Start practicing your answers now.

Your current role

  1. Why are you looking to leave your current role?
  2. What has been your greatest achievement in your current role?
  3. What has been your biggest failure in your current role?
  4. If I was to ask your colleagues about your product management skills, what do you think they would say?
  5. Tell me about a time you've convinced someone to follow your advice or decision
  6. What was the hardest decision you've had to make in your current role?
  7. Which KPI do you get driven by the most?
  8. Who do you spend the most time with in your current business?
  9. What does your current product process look like?
  10. What would your boss need to do to convince you to stay?

Your new role

  1. Why do you want a new role?
  2. What do you want to achieve in your new role?
  3. What would your new role give you that your current role doesn't?
  4. What does your ideal role look like?
  5. What would you hope to achieve in your new role?
  6. What would you like to say you've done in the first 90 days in this role?
  7. Who would you like to speak to in your first week in a new role to get you off to the best start?

The role you're applying for

  1. What interested you in this role?
  2. What do you know about the role you've applied for?
  3. How would you get up to speed in this role?
  4. What do you know about our organisation?
  5. How does this role vary from your current one?
  6. Why do you think you're a good fit for this role?
  7. Where do you think our product can improve?

Your product skills

  1. What do you think is your product management superpower?
  2. What is your favourite product, and why?
  3. How would you improve your favourite product?
  4. How do you convince someone to follow your lead?
  5. How do you decide between 10 features which should get delivered next?
  6. How many airplanes are there flying at the moment?
  7. How do you balance product support with product growth?
  8. How do you know that you're delivering value as a PM?
  9. What's the most important KPI for a product manager?
  10. How technical is your understanding?

About you

  1. What do you do outside of work?
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  3. Why did you become / want to become a product manager?
  4. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
  5. How do you keep on top of all the things you need to do?

Finally ...

  1. Do you have any questions for me?