I have a TPM interview coming up at FB next week. I am a hands in Product Manager with over 10+ YOE.
I did well in the telephone interview which was pretty technical and detailed (45 mins).
I'd appreciate any tips for acing the TPM technical program mgr interview.
Know your resume cold.
Understand how to use the STAR method (which includes knowing how to recognize a behavioral question that doesn’t start with “tell me a time when...”). Also means be concise and don’t ramble.
Finally, relax. Your answers will be better and your actual personality will come through (instead of a jittery/flattering/defensive version of yourself).
Note that some people can immediately recognize and dislike canned answers so ultra-prep might not work in your favor.
If you think of the interview instead as a conversation with a colleague who wants to learn from/about you, that might help.