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Big News: Pramp is Joining Exponent

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Today's economy has become increasingly technology-driven, and Exponent's mission of helping prepare people for jobs in tech is now more important than ever. From day one, we've been excited about building the best platform and community for tech job candidates.

Software Engineering at Coinbase vs. Robinhood

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If you're a software engineer interested in joining the booming fintech industry, you have undoubtedly heard of two of the current fintech giants: Coinbase and Robinhood. Both companies are actively hiring new engineers at the moment, but which should you choose?


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Your First Analytics Engineering Job Should Be In Consulting

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This is a guest post by Matt S., founder @, an analytics engineering freelancer marketplace. Sharing today his insights from 12 years working in data and 5 years of being a hiring director at top tech companies in San Francisco such as Airbnb and a former coach at

Top 50 Product Manager Interview Questions [2021]

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Product management is one of the fastest-growing jobs in tech today, and that growth doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. Product managers are responsible for organizing and guiding the development and shipping of products at every stage of their lifecycle.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

How I Prepared for Facebook PM Interviews: Leadership and Drive

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Product managers (PMs) are de facto team leaders; taking ownership of a problem space, rallying teams around a solution, and relentlessly removing executional blocks. This involves dealing with conflicts, misalignments and failures.

How to Get an Internship at Google in 2021

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Google is widely considered one of the best places to work in the whole world. The company receives millions of applications every year. Needless to say, becoming a Googler is a challenging achievement. However, one of the best ways to get your foot in the door is by first interning at the company.

Transitioning from Software Engineer to Engineering Manager

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Becoming an engineering manager is the first step into the big world of management for many software engineers. Engineering managers are tech experts and great leaders. This can be hard to demonstrate during an interview for some. If you are not sure where to begin, you are not alone.

Facebook PM Interview Reaction and Evaluation by Hiring Manager

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Today, we'll cover something a little different. We'll do a step-by-step review of a real-world product management mock interview. In this video, our co-founder, Stephen, interviews Celena Tyler, a product manager at Facebook.

The Top 30 Software Engineering Interview Questions of 2021

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Software Engineering jobs are among the most in-demand and highest-paying jobs on the labor market today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that software engineering jobs will grow by 22% in this next decade.

Building Product to Enhance Customer Support: The Key to Customer Retention in an E-commerce Business

Speaker: Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch (Demand & Growth) | Former Product Manager at Bigbasket

Join Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch, as she details the best way to increase customer retention.

How to Whiteboard for System Design Interviews

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Whiteboarding is common throughout tech interviews for many different roles as few other tools allow candidates to illustrate their thoughts visually in an efficient way.

How to Ace Facebook's Product Execution Interview

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This is a guest post by Alexis and Adrienne , former PMs (Facebook, Tesla, and Google) who share insights and best practices for working at top companies in Silicon Valley.

The Top 30 Engineering Manager Interview Questions of 2021

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Do you get similar satisfaction from shipping great products and growing others? If so, you might thrive as an engineering manager. This career path is great for those who are technically inclined, but who also love people, processes, and project management. All of this is exciting.

Facebook, Google, Amazon Core Values for Your Upcoming Interview

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It's no secret that a lot goes into the modern tech interview. Superb technical skills on their own are not enough - most top tech firms prioritize culture fit when they are recruiting. The way they do so, primarily, is by measuring their aspiring candidates against their core values.

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Methodology is Right For Your Project?

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A common question for product managers, project managers, technical program managers, and software developers alike is what methodology to use given a project. There is plenty to choose from, whether it be Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Kanban.

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How to Answer Product Design Interview Questions

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Are you preparing for upcoming product management or marketing interviews? Your interviewer is undoubtedly going to ask your questions highly focused on product design. Therefore, the wisest thing you can do to prepare is to take a look at some common product design questions, right?

Fitting in at FAANG: How to Ace Google, Facebook, and Amazon Behavioral Interview Questions

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Some of today’s most sought-after jobs are at a handful of big tech companies known as FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google). These companies receive thousands of applications per year, and they have their pick of top talent.

How I got a $375K PM offer from Instagram

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This is a story I did not expect to write. In 2016, I applied to Facebook’s RPM program. Even with a referral, I was cast aside. In 2017, a friend intro’d me to a tiny startup called Indigo Fair. I joined as “Head of Analytics” ?? since I had no real product experience.

The Modern Software Checklist: The Secret to Understanding Your Data Security Needs

Understanding your data security needs is tough enough, but what can be even more difficult is choosing the right software to fit your company. This checklist will help you evaluate the scope of services offered by various encryption solutions on the market.

How to Ace Technical Program Manager Interview Questions at Facebook

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Being one of the largest tech companies on the planet, it should come as no surprise that landing a job at Facebook is not necessarily a walk in the park. This is especially true if you're looking to join the technical program management team.

How to Nail the System Design Interview

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System design is a critical tech interview for many different roles - from software engineers (SWE) to technical program managers (TPM) to engineering managers (EMs) and even product managers.

How to Ace the Technical Program Management Interview

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Thinking of jumping into the field of Technical Program Management ? We understand that the TPM interview can be pretty intimidating. Technical program management, itself, is one of those roles that is a mix of many different fields. Let's dive into acing the technical program management interview!

How to Ace Google’s Product Strategy Interview

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This is a guest post from Alexis and Adrienne's Product Managers at Work. I know people who are really good at strategic thinking. One of my friends can instantly take a problem that at first appears intractable, like “How would you drive down the cost of Tesla’s autopilot system to increase profit?”

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

Group Product Managers vs. Principal Product Managers

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Are you interested in becoming a product manager or advancing your product management career? What are the long-term career tracks that are available for PMs?

What's It Take to Work at Google?

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Those who are looking for a job in tech, whether it be in product management, software engineering, data science, or the like, have undoubtedly considered a career at Google.

The Ultimate PM Interview Study Plan

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Here's how to crack the PM interview, written by Richa Pareekh, Uber PM and former Google PM. Are you worried about getting the ultimate PM job? PM interviews are difficult and very very demanding, especially with the rise of the prominence of the role.

What is Product Vision?

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Product Vision or Product Vision Statement is the long-term goal for a product includes the long-term mission and the motivation behind its creation, along with why it’s important. Product visions, ultimately, serve as the guideposts for the development of the products.

Scaling Agile With Collaborative Learning

Speaker: Yuval Yeret, Enterprise Agile Coach, AgileSparks; Aryeh Sivan, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai Technologies; and Yuval Zach, VP Customers, Shamaym

Continuous learning is a new addition to the Scaled Agile Framework. Join us for a panel discussion with Akamai, AgileSparks, and Shamaym sharing successful strategies for scaling Agile and practical takeaways for your team.

How to Write a Product Requirements Document (PRD)

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Want to know what a PRD is? Or how to write one? As Product Managers, we write a product requirements document (PRD) to answer a few key questions: Why are we working on an initiative? How are we approaching the problem? What is the right solution?

PM While Black: Making product management accessible to the Black community

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In this post, we talk to Kayiita Johnson, product manager at Google Nest and the founder of PM While Black , a site making PM accessible to the Black community. In this Path to PM post, Kayiita and I discuss the challenges the Black community faces in getting into PM and how he is addressing them.

Why Decode and Conquer is no longer enough to prepare you for Product Manager Interviews

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Decode and Conquer written by Lewis C. Lin has long been a favorite prep book for those interviewing for product management roles.

What is the Role of a Technical Program Manager?

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Are you interested in making the leap into becoming a technical program manager (TPM)? You may be intrigued by the exciting job descriptions and lucrative salaries.

The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

The Best Associate Product Manager Programs (2021 APM)

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Product Management is notoriously difficult to get into. This challenge is especially augmented for those just graduating from college with minimal exposure to product management.

Ace the product management take-home assignment

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As you progress through product management job interviews, you may notice that many companies ask for the PM candidates to complete a take-home assignment. This take-home assignment can consist of product design questions, metrics and analytics, and sometimes strategy.

How to Answer System Design Questions like "Design Twitter."

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One of the most common system design questions you'll come across during your product management or technical program management interviews are those asking to design some well-known product or technology from the ground up.

How Technical Should Product Managers Be?

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One of the most frequently asked questions from those aspiring to enter the product management field is: how technical do I need to be if I want to be a PM? PMs build and manage technical products. To do so, they interact with software engineers and data scientists on a daily basis.

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.