Roles including: Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Development, and Business Development
Clearly define what you are looking for
Are you interested in Product Management or Product Marketing? A number of organizations have helped to clarify the difference in roles across organizations to ensure that you’re clear about what you’re looking for. Check out Product Manager Headquarters, Upland Software, and even Berkeley Haas’ breakdown here to understand the difference.
Investigate roles with people who have interned in the past
This will be one of the best ways to gauge the company culture, recruiting process (since tech firms vary), and the learning opportunities you could gain. This is a great reason to reach out to career services or to reconnect with the advanced search features in LinkedIn (LinkedIn Product Management roles, LinkedIn Product Marketing roles, LinkedIn Product Development roles, and LinkedIn Business Development roles.
Research the product/service thoroughly
From the reviews on Amazon to Yelp to Glassdoor, check out what others are saying about the company and be prepared to bring up/respond to them.
Look into interview structure
VentureGrit offers a case interview guideline for product managers that could help guide your interview prep. For a full guide to Product Manager interview questions that VentureGrit offers, click here.
Practice interview questions
Quora offers some frequently asked questions, as does ProductTalk and Business.com. Ken Norton’s insights on hiring product managers and his 10th anniversary update is also insightful.