Was expecting it but still stings.
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- Microsoft do_needfulLinkedIn is awesome. Why do you want to join GCP? It's behind AWS, Azure, and even IBM.
- Been there. I know the feeling. Just because you weren’t a fit for the role this time doesn’t mean you’re not a good PM.
- Yeah, I know. It sucks.
Something to remember is that as structured as companies try to make it, the interviewing process is noisy af.
Especially for product management (where responsibilities and skills often span the arc of a project), it’s a hard thing to gauge someone’s abilities in 45 minutes. That means, especially for competitive roles, that there can be a lot of false negatives.
And sometimes you’re having an off day, sometimes your interviewer’s having an off day, sometimes your strengths just don’t align with the strengths that they need right now.
I’ve been rejected by companies before, and gotten offers from those same companies later. So don’t take it too hard.
- Microsoft X9pl12Google is one of the harder interviews but there seems to be a random element to how you are perceived during interviews. I’ve had two people I’ve mentored get hired there but they rejected me recently so that stings too.
Study hard and practice and hit them again in a year.