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Gayle Laakmann McDowell
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Tomorrow morning!
 
Product managers are sometimes called the "CEO of a product." But what is a product manager really and how you do you land this role? This talk will discuss what a product manager is, how the role differs across companies, what sort of experience an aspiring PM should cover, and what the PM interview is like and how to master it. This will not be your fluffy be-your-best talk; it will tackle the specific types of interview questions and how to handle them.

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Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the PM Interview, Cracking the Coding Interview, and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews. 

Gayle has worked for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee. 

Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Cracking the PM Interview @ MIT Sloan
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Very excited to announce that the long-awaited "Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology" is now available for purchase!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. 

Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the interview: estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch."

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder / CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of two books: Cracking the Coding Interview, Amazon.com's #1 best-selling interview book, and The Google Resume. She has worked for Google, Microsoft, and Apple and served on Google's hiring committee. She holds a BSE and MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Jackie Bavaro is a product manager at Asana, a leading startup that builds productivity software used by companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Uber, Foursquare, and Pinterest. Previously, she worked as a Product Manager at Google, where she joined as part of the elite Associate Product Manager program, and as a Program Manager at Microsoft. She holds a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

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US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984782818
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0984782818
France: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/0984782818
Spain: http://www.amazon.es/dp/0984782818
Germany: http://www.amazon.de/dp/0984782818
India: http://pothi.com/pothi/book/gayle-laakmann-mcdowell-cracking-pm-interview (working on Flipkart!)
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How to Reach Out to Experts (and Actually Get a Response). 
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Thanks, that's what I use most of the time :)
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Product managers are sometimes called the "CEO of a product." But what is a product manager really and how you do you land this role? This talk will discuss what a product manager is, how the role differs across companies, what sort of experience an aspiring PM should cover, and what the PM interview is like and how to master it. This will not be your fluffy be-your-best talk; it will tackle the specific types of interview questions and how to handle them. 

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984782818 
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Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the PM Interview, Cracking the Coding Interview, and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews.  

Gayle has worked for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee.  

Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
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I'll stay posted on this Google+ Page (much of what Google offers does work). 100 people watched and the questions are good ones.
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Product managers are sometimes called the "CEO of a product." But what is a product manager really and how you do you land this role? This talk will discuss what a product manager is, how the role differs across companies, what sort of experience an aspiring PM should cover, and what the PM interview is like and how to master it. This will not be your fluffy be-your-best talk; it will tackle the specific types of interview questions and how to handle them.

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Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the PM Interview, Cracking the Coding Interview, and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews. 

Gayle has worked for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee. 

Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Cracking the PM Interview @ MIT Sloan
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Could not join as well. Would appreciate if someone can help record.
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Did you do a full round of interviews, and then get asked unexpectedly for one or two more? Here's why that might happen.
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Hi Gayle, I just finished reading your book, the Google Resume. Its phenomenal! While I currently work at an incredible company, it helped me refine my interviewing skills to land my dream job at the same company. Thank you.
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    Founder / CEO, 2005 - present
  • Microsoft
    Software Design Engineer, Intern, 2001 - 2003
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    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2008
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    Software Engineer, Intern, 2004 - 2004
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Author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume
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Author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume
CEO of CareerCup.com
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  • University of Pennsylvania
    BSE, Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
  • The Wharton School
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania
    MSE, Computer Science, 2004 - 2005
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