What Hiring Managers Look for in Product Managers / by Lewis Lin

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

As a hiring manager, I'm looking for top candidates that have grit.

Whatever classes they may take, as long as the candidate can demonstrate exceptional grit, I'd gladly have them on my team.

I often deduce one's grit through an interview. However, sometimes I only have the luxury of just looking at their resume. While not perfect, a high GPA can reflect one's desire to excel, which usually requires grit. Other measures that indicate grit (once again possibly imperfect) can include the school they went to, the employers they worked for, and the majors they choose.