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The Ultimate Product Sense and Analytical Thinking Playbook for PM Interviews

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Cohort-based Course

Former Meta PM shares frameworks and runs live demo mocks to help candidates succeed in Product Sense & Analytical Thinking PM interviews.

Previously at

Meta
Attentive
Life360
Abstract

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Course overview

Master the Product Sense and Analytical Thinking Interview Loop

My Qualifications

As a Product Manager at Meta, I conducted 40+ interviews with candidates and even trained new interviewers on the Product Sense and Analytical Thinking interviews (back then still "Execution"). Since leaving Meta, I've coached dozens of candidates.


While preparing for the Meta PM interviews as a candidate, I found the online resources too complicated and verbose. Some guides are 100 pages long! And the YouTube video mocks don't break down the strategy in an actionable way that I could apply to interviews. I ended up creating my own playbook to land the role. 


I later used the same exact playbook to land a Lead PM role at Attentive, which had Product Sense and Execution interviews looking for similar signals.


About the course

In this course, I’ll teach you how to run Product Sense and Analytical Thinking interviews in a way that gives the interviewer the signals they need within the allotted 45 minutes. Nothing more, nothing less.


I've done this by packaging the most useful advice I repeat to my coaching clients into a simple and actionable playbook that anyone can follow. I know it's the most useful because that's what people have thanked me for the most.


When thinking about the ROI on this course, it's probably best to look at the compensation packages at Meta, which are at the top of the market across all levels of PM seniority (data from levels.fyi):

L5 = $350k

L6 = $585k

L7 = $940k

Director = $1.4M

Senior Director = $2.2M


What you'll get from the course

By the time you complete the course, you will be equipped with a clear framework that allows you to show up to the Product Sense and Analytical Thinking interviews prepared and confident.


Course structure

The course will span two weeks and include four live sessions for 1.5 hours each:

- Lesson 1: Overview

- Lesson 2: Product Sense

- Lesson 3: Analytical Thinking (Execution)

- Lesson 4: Ask Me Anything (AMA)


Testimonials

"Ben was incredibly helpful in preparing for the nuances of Meta's product management interviews. He had great examples and was very well versed in each interview style." - John Zver, Product Management Lead at Meta


"Your sessions were insightful, grounded in practicality and helped me add structure to my thinking and approach. 3 things stood out:

1) your frameworks are simple and based on first principles

2) you nudged me to think about my personal experiences

3) you helped me build a structure/format that suits me" - Pratyush Tallapragada, Product Manager at Meta


"Ben cuts through the noise and ensures you know just the right level of information needed to pass the interviews. He adapts to your style and provides actionable feedback at all stages. Highly recommended to all." - Ying Guan, Meta


"I'm gearing up to interview with Meta next month so this was a huge help in getting started with prep. The tailored frameworks you provided seem more straightforward/streamlined than some of the other frameworks I've used in the past so I'm looking forward to giving them a try - thanks for taking time to share!" - Product Manager at Walmart (actively interviewing)


"Ben's simple yet powerful frameworks demystified complex product sense and analytical interview concepts, perfectly aligning with my learning style. His patient, meticulous approach included session recordings for review, boosting my confidence and interview skills dramatically. Highly recommend him for interview prep!" - Product Leader (actively interviewing)

Who is this course for

01

Product leaders interviewing at big tech companies that screen for Product Sense & Analytical who need to brush up on interview skills

02

Individual contributor PMs interviewing with big tech companies that screen for Product Sense and Analytical who need a framework that works

What you’ll get out of this course

How to confidently approach the interview with a game plan

I'll walk you through the industry-standard evaluation criteria interviewers use for Product Sense & Analytical Thinking interviews. I'll suggest time allocation along with actionable tips and a template to follow in each interview.

Live demo mocks of each interview

Once I've shared my tips, frameworks, and templates I'll show you how to put these into play by walking through a live demo response to one question for each interview type (Product Sense & Analytical Thinking).

Access to instructor

I've found that opening the floor to questions is the best way to help people adjust their mental models for the interviews and reach internal clarity. I'll regularly make time for questions at the end of each session and async via email (I'll respond within 24 hours).

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

4 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jul 9—Jul 14

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jul

      9

      Lesson 1: Overview

      Tue, Jul 9, 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM UTC

    • Jul

      11

      Lesson 2: Product Sense

      Thu, Jul 11, 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM UTC

    Modules

    • Overview

    • Product Sense

  • Week 2

    Jul 15—Jul 18

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jul

      16

      Lesson 3: Analytical Thinking (Execution)

      Tue, Jul 16, 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM UTC

    • Jul

      18

      Lesson 4: Ask Me Anything (AMA)

      Thu, Jul 18, 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM UTC

    Modules

    • Analytical Thinking

    • Ask Me Anything (AMA)

What people are saying

        Ben was incredibly helpful in preparing for the nuances of Meta's product management interviews. He had great examples and was very well versed in each interview style.
John Zver

John Zver

Product Management Lead at Meta
        Your sessions were insightful, grounded in practicality and helped me add structure to my thinking and approach. 3 things stood out: 1) your frameworks are simple and based on first principles 2) you nudged me to think about my personal experiences 3) you helped me build a structure/format that suits me
Pratyush Tallapragada

Pratyush Tallapragada

Product Manager @ Meta
        Ben cuts through the noise and ensures you know just the right level of information needed to pass the interviews. He adapts to your style and provides actionable feedback at all stages. Highly recommended to all.
Ying Guan

Ying Guan

Meta
        I'm gearing up to interview with Meta next month so this was a huge help in getting started with prep. The tailored frameworks you provided seem more straightforward/streamlined than some of the other frameworks I've used in the past so I'm looking forward to giving them a try - thanks for taking time to share!
PM @ Walmart

PM @ Walmart

(Actively Interviewing)
        Ben's simple yet powerful frameworks demystified complex product sense and analytical interview concepts, perfectly aligning with my learning style. His patient, meticulous approach included session recordings for review, boosting my confidence and interview skills dramatically. Highly recommend him for interview prep!
Product Leader

Product Leader

(Actively Interviewing)

Meet your instructor

Ben Erez

Ben Erez

Former Product Manager at Meta

I'm an experienced builder who has worked on products at almost every stage of growth. I've been a founder, joined three different startups as their first PM, and held senior PM roles at Meta and Attentive. After leading product & design at Continuum, a marketplace for fractional executives, I now partner with early stage teams as an advisor and interim first PM, helping founders define the PM role prior to making a full-time hire.

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Course schedule

3-4 hours per week for 2 weeks
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    7:00pm - 8:30pm ET

    We'll have four 1.5 hour sessions over the course of two weeks.

  • Interview Homework

    1 hour per week

    One PS case and one Analytical Thinking case.

Learning is better with cohorts

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Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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