Product Manager Interview Questions: What You Need to Know

By Nate Swanner | eFinancialCareers

Product manager interview questions are often intense, and with good reason: It’s an absolutely vital role within companies, and hiring managers want to thoroughly evaluate a candidate’s suitability. No matter how large or small the product, its success hinges on how well a product manager does their job.

Product manager roles will grow 10.1 percent over the next ten years, according to a projection by Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country. Currently, product managers are in high demand, with the average time needed to fill a role currently at 37 days. Median product manager salary is $92,461 (but can vary depending on skill-sets and experience).

Product managers oversee the launch and maintenance of apps and services; they often act as the conduit between teams and upper management, which places a premium on their “soft skills” such as communication and empathy. A hiring manager and/or a recruiter will probe all of these skills in the course of asking product manager interview questions.

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