Carlos Slim Helú Curated
CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso
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What scares you?
What do you think, how can we reduce poverty?
Do you like competition?
Did you set any goal when you started your business like I want to be the most successful businessman in the world?
According to you, what is success?
How would you describe wealth?
You have done billion of philanthropic works, What are your plans do to next?
Do you see Telmex as really a global company going forward?
In the news, credit crisis is a big thing nowadays. What do you think is going to happen to the credit markets?
Do you think businesses should go ahead of the politicians due to its long term view?
How will Mexico change?
You had a vision of a new society, what is this new society and how will it look in the next few years?
What is Google's on-site interview like for a product manager?
Given that you make it past the phone interviews, there are a few specifics that you can expect to come up during your in-person interview. A quick note that should be added is that you may have to wait up to several weeks to get an interview scheduled. Most sources say that the process can be drawn out, so being patient with this is necessary. After you schedule your on-site, expect to meet at least several current employees. This can range from 1–4 Product Managers, and most likely some colleagues from neighboring departments (engineers, marketing, etc). Additionally, the in-person interview is likely to be on sight. Be sure to block off a significant portion of your schedule, because this part of the process can take up to 5 hours. For interview questions, you can expect a blend of the following: Basics → Why do you want to work at Google, what technology trends are you following, what is your favorite app, describe a product you are proud to have worked on, etc. Theoretical Problems → “ Imagine you are the PM of a one of the largest products in Google, and you are thinking of making a change. What would you do in this scenario? Why would you make this change? These theoretical problems can often be challenging and vague, so you would be wise to seek out practice questions you may encounter. Technical questions → Some examples may include reviewing a problematic code and explaining the issues; discussing certain software and how it can be utilized to optimize processes; how you can speed up response time for a popular app etc. etc. Situation examples → These are similar to theoretical, but you can expect something more along the lines of, “how do you manage a senior stakeholder who disagrees with what you are proposing”. These can be critical in proving your ability to be a team player and working well with others. While you can get a pretty good grasp of what type of questions you’ll be facing, you can never predict what your interviewer will be like. Of course there are some reviews of having a negative or neutral experience with interviewers during the process, most reviews note an overall positive interview. With all of this in mind, make sure that your PM resume is crisp and ready to go well before you apply. This will always be key in getting your foot in the door, as a Product Manager, you should always be aware that your resume is almost like a product extension of yourself - make it standout!