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  • How to rock an interview at Amazon.
  • How to prepare for a product manager interview.
  • How to negotiate/understand an offer in tech, including salary + equity.
Introduction
  • I worked at a start-up called Graphiq for 4 years which was acquired by Amazon Alexa. I then worked on Alexa for 3.5 years as a Technical Product Manager. Now, I'm starting my own company at Unwrap.ai.
Experience
  • 2013 Duke, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2013-2017: Graphiq (acquired by Amazon), Group Product Manager
  • 2017-2021: Amazon Alexa, Technical Product Manager
  • 2021-Present: Founder, CEO at Unwrap.ai
Education
  • Duke, 2013, Mechanical Engineering.
Fun fact
  • I'm an avid NYT crossword puzzle solver, and love to play chess.
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Mock interview with Ryan Millner

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Behavioral questions or leadership interview questions are probably the most frequently asked questions during a job interview.

However, I've interviewed so many talented data scientist candidates at a FAANG company. Some of them are very smart, did really well answering technical and coding questions, but they still didn't get their dream job offers. Why?

Because they didn't prepare behavioral questions and didn't know how to answer them,  which in the end, cost them their dream jobs!

Trust me, even if you are only interviewing for a technical job, behavioral questions still matter significantly, and you need to be well prepared, don't ever overlook them.

Behavioral questions may sound intimidating, and some of the questions may catch you off guard or even annoy you if you are not seen them before

But if you follow the strategy outlined in this tutorial and keep practicing those 9 types of behavior questions, you will nail them in your job interview.


“I have personally conducted over 100 interviews at a start-up and Amazon, so know exactly what these companies are looking for, and how to prepare you to ace the interview.”


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⏰ Behavioral Questions | Leadership with Ryan Millner for $149

Get Direct Access To Expert Coaches, mentors, and Industry Professionals.

1:1 product manager mock interview with great product leaders who have launched successful products.


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⏰ Product Manager with Ryan Millner for $149

One of the data scientists’ main responsibilities is to extract insights from data and work with product managers and engineering teams to deliver actionable plans to improve the product. Think about how you would measure the success of different parts of the product. Why do you think the placement of the text box is at that specific location? What can you do to improve it?

The interviewer will try to evaluate your ability to apply data to the real product problem, how you systematically approach and structure the problem, form a hypothesis with reasonable assumptions, design, and test hypotheses through A/B testing, and use data and facts to convince others to adopt your recommended approaches.

Sample questions

  • If revenue dropped in a given week, what metrics would you look at to understand and why?
  • How would you measure the health of our product search functionality?
  • How would you measure the success of Uber Eats' search bar? How can we improve it? If we move the search bar to a different position, what metrics can we use to evaluate their performance? How would you convince the product manger to move forward with your design of the experiment?
     


“I have personally conducted over 100 interviews at a start-up and Amazon, so know exactly what these companies are looking for, and how to prepare you to ace the interview.”


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⏰ Product Sense with Ryan Millner for $149

Career services by Ryan Millner

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Career planning is the most important thing to do for your career.

Whether you are looking to switch to a different career track, e.g., data scientist => product manager.

Or simply want to gain more visibility inside of your company, moving up the career ladder, you need an experienced mentor who had been there and done that.

Get practical advice on job search, career growth, pros n cons of different career paths to make the best decision.


“8+ years working in tech. Can help you think through which offer to take, how to understand your offer, how to negotiate your offer, how to ask for a promotion, etc.”


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⏰ Career advice with Ryan Millner for $149

The first impression matters a lot during your job search, and your resume delivers the first impression!

An HR person on average spends 10–15 seconds to go through your resume before he/she makes a decision. You want to make sure your resume looks and feels great and elegant.

Have an experienced mentor to analyze your resume and provide you valuable feedback.

When your resume is improved, you will get more job interviews, and more opportunities to land a dream job.

How it works

1. After you book a resume feedback session through Calendly, send the mentor a copy of your most recent resume;

2. The mentor will review your resume and save some notes on areas to be improved, and make some edits if necessary;

3. During the zoom call, the mentor will share their notes and suggestions, and share some tips and techniques that can help your resume catch a recruiter or a hiring manager’s eye;

4. After the meeting, you will rewrite your resume and send it back to the mentor;

5. The mentor will email back the final feedback and make necessary edits.


“I have done this for x years and have helped many people with what they wanted to achieve, that is why I am so good at this.”


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⏰ Resume feedback with Ryan Millner for $149

Congratulations, you nailed your interview and received a job offer. Now what?

According to a report by salary.com, close to 50% of job applicants did not negotiate before they took their job offers.

Not negotiating leaves a significant amount of potential income on the table, which could be as high as one-two months of your base salary, can you imagine that?

And the #1 reasons for why not negotiating an offer is:

FEAR!

 

1. Afraid of losing the job offer

Which in reality, unless you messed up the negotiation, your future employer was expecting you to negotiate.

2. It is outside of your comfort zone

Many of us work on engineering or data-related roles, and if you are an introvert, it's tough for you even to start the conversation.

3. Information assymetry

You don't know how many offers they made to other candidates, the expected range of salaries for this role, etc.

 

But fear no more, because you will get help from an experienced mentor with

✅ A clear salary negotiation strategy.

We know industry standards have a deep understanding of the hiring process. We will first analyze your situations at this moment and help you better understand your leverage, strength, and weaknesses.

✅ Salary negotiation chat preparation

Jump on a call in a simulated salary negotiation process, rehearse salary negotiation with a hiring manager (kind of like a mock interview).

✅ Customized email scripts you can borrow 

Salary negotiation is a skill that takes years to be good at, and we have mentors who have been on both sides, years of hiring and interviewing experiences.

We will send you customized email scripts so you can easily respond in different situations.


“8+ years working in tech. Can help you think through which offer to take, how to understand your offer, how to negotiate your offer, how to ask for a promotion, etc.”


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⏰ Salary Negotiation with Ryan Millner for $149

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