The game industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation in who develops games and who plays them. More women are part of the game development process and more women are playing games than ever before. “We want to make games for everyone in the whole world, and the world is a lot bigger than one gender,” said Kate Kellogg, Head of Operations at Amazon Game Studios and former VP of Studio Operations at 2K Games.
A friend recently pinged me on FB messenger. She was preparing for a PM job interview and was switching roles from being a Project Manager and asked for some tips on how to prepare for her interview. It got me thinking of my hiring philosophies and what I look for when I get hired or when I hire.
As the co-founder of Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering women to become future Product leaders, I often get tapped to give advice on how to ace the PM interview, or just the Google interview in general. So with this post, I hope to accomplish both of those goals and bestow some of the insights/learnings I’ve gained after giving 50+ Google interviews while during my tenure there.