In the competitive world of job interviews, the traditional STAR method often falls short in behavioral interviews, particularly for roles requiring complex problem-solving and leadership skills. Enter the SCRIPT framework – a nuanced approach that enhances your responses to behavioral interview questions. SCRIPT, standing for Story Title, Context Explanation, Role Definition, Issue Identification, Problem-solving Actions, and Tangible Outcomes, offers a comprehensive structure to showcase your skills and experiences effectively. Ideal for job seekers and new hires, SCRIPT helps articulate your responses with greater detail, emphasizing specific actions and positive outcomes. Adopt this framework in your next interview and share your experiences – let’s revolutionize how we approach behavioral interview questions together!
Navigate the complexities of a Technical Program Manager salary with our in-depth guide. Learn to maximize your earnings through strategic negotiation of base pay, stock options, and bonuses. This resource is tailored for TPM professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of the tech industry’s compensation trends and secure a salary that reflects their critical role and expertise.
Dive into the world of tech with our extensive overview of the Product Manager salary, offering a detailed look at the compensation figures from industry giants like Google and Amazon. Understand the key factors that influence these earnings, including experience, location, and the role’s pivotal importance in driving product success in the tech landscape.
Dive into the day-to-day life of a Google Technical Program Manager, uncovering the intricacies of leading projects and fostering innovation in the Cloud team. Gain insights into the role’s impact and the personal growth that comes from working at the forefront of technology.
Dive deep into the life of a Microsoft Product Manager as I share my personal experiences and insights from working in Windows, Azure, and Skype. Explore the challenges and rewards of a role that blends product and program management, and see how it compares to my time at Amazon and Google. This comprehensive reflection provides a unique perspective on the evolving landscape of product management within one of the tech industry’s giants.
Explore my journey as an Amazon Product Manager. Dive into challenges, triumphs, and the unique culture of this pivotal role within the e-commerce giant. Discover the intricacies of Amazon’s culture, leadership principles, and the transformative experiences that define the e-commerce giant’s operational landscape.
Dive deep into the life of a Microsoft Software Engineer, exploring the highs and lows of a four-year journey. From technical growth and mentorship to navigating workplace challenges, this post provides an authentic look at the experiences, learnings, and culture at one of the world’s leading tech companies.
Drawing from my personal transition from Software Engineering to Product Management, this post presents the challenges, strategies, and insights of the journey. Whether you’re eyeing internal moves, aiming for FAANG, or just starting as an intern, navigate the PM world with the wisdom of firsthand experience. Chart your PM course with informed decisions.
Engineers today face the pivotal ‘MBA vs MS’ decision, each path offering unique opportunities in the tech realm. Dive deep into this comprehensive analysis, weighing the business acumen of an MBA against the technical depth of an MS, and discover which advanced degree aligns best with your career aspirations.
Dive into the intricacies of Product Management across three tech giants: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Drawing from firsthand experience in all three companies, this post unveils the unique responsibilities, cultures, and compensation each behemoth offers. Get unparalleled insights into the differences and similarities shaping the PM role in these companies.
Unlock the secrets to setting yourself apart in the competitive realm of product management interviews. Dive deep into strategic methodologies that will not only help you answer product sense interview questions effectively but also uniquely. Stand out, make an impression, and showcase your analytical process with tailored techniques and insights.
In the dynamic landscape of PM interviews, every question, every challenge is an opportunity to shine. As I dived into the world of Product Manager interview books, seeking answers and strategies, I discovered more than just knowledge: I found a roadmap. This curated guide of Product Manager interview books is a reflection of that journey, and a roadmap for fellow PM enthusiasts.
The GMAT exam is a stepping stone for many engineers towards their dream of attending a prestigious business school. The MBA will allow them to combine their existing technical skills with business skills. The combination is indeed very powerful.
However, with countless resources available, how do you decide which ones to use as part of your GMAT preparation? I embarked on a similar journey, navigating through a sea of study materials, practices, and mock tests. Today, I’m sharing my step-by-step process, highlighting the resources I found most useful.
I answer questions from a reader, who is getting burned out from SWE interview preparation. They’ve been studying for many months and they are losing their motivation. My focus is to remind them their end goal and help structure their learning plan.
I answer questions from a reader, who is a Principal Product Manager, has been accepted by a Top3 Full-time MBA program and is wondering if it’ll speed up their career. I also discuss about the value of an Executive or a Part-Time MBA, which seems to be more suitable, based on their profile.
I answer the questions from a reader, who is a new grad Product Manager and will start an MBA in 3 years. I focus on how to optimize financial decisions before and during the MBA, in order to minimize the time for FIRE.
This week I gave my first podcast interview! I was a guest on The TPM Podcast, which is hosted by Mario Gerard. This podcast is targeting Technical Program Managers (TPMs). We talked a lot about the TPM role, including how it differs between different companies, how to prepare for TPM interviews, and how the role has changed during Covid.
Learn about the value that a TPM brings to a project. This is a practical guide explaining the TPM deliverables in a real-world scenario
As we all progress in our careers, we find out that “soft skills” become very important and differentiate the good from the great. In this post, I present my personal recommendations about the best courses and books to improve your soft skills.
Lots of great career advice for Software Engineers. Topics include how to improve skillset, value of an MBA and whether/how to switch to PM, TPM or EM.