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Dream Jobs in Engineering (Cutting-Edge Careers in Stem)

By Colin Hynson

Crabtree Publishing Company
Paperback (32 pages)

Dream Jobs in Engineering (Cutting-Edge Careers in Stem)
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From designing robots to developing new forms of energy, 21st-century careers in engineering are not limited only to construction sites. This title explores the exciting and world-changing possibilities that an education in engineering can lead to.

Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology

By Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Jackie Bavaro Gayle McDowell
Paperback (364 pages)

Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology
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  • Cracking the PM Interview How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology
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How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. 

Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch").


CONTENTS:

The Product Manager Role
What is a PM?
Functions of a PM
Top Myths about Product Management
Project Managers and Program Managers

Companies
How the PM Role Varies
Google
Microsoft
Apple
Facebook
Amazon
Yahoo
Twitter
Startups 

Getting the Right Experience
New Grads
Making the Most of Career Fairs
Do you need an MBA?
Why Technical Experience Matters
Transitioning from Engineer to Product Manager
Transitioning from Designer to Product Manager
Transitioning from Other Roles
What Makes a Good Side Project? 

Career Advancement
Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement
Q & A: Fernando Delgado, Sr. Director, Product Management at Yahoo
Q & A: Ashley Carroll, Senior Director of Product Management, DocuSign
Q & A: Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft
Q & A: Thomas Arend, International Product Lead, Airbnb
Q & A: Johanna Wright, VP at Google
Q & A: Lisa Kostova Ogata, VP of Product at Bright.com 

Behind the Interview Scenes
Google
Microsoft
Facebook
Apple
Amazon
Yahoo
Twitter
Dropbox 

Resumes
The 15 Second Rule
The Rules
Attributes of a Good PM Resume
What to Include 

Real Resumes: Before & After

Cover Letters
Elements of a Good PM Cover Letter
The Cover Letter Template
A Great Cover Letter 

Company Research
The Product
The Strategy
The Culture
The Role
The Questions 

Define Yourself
"Tell Me About Yourself" (The Pitch)
"Why do you want to work here?"
"Why should we hire you?"
"Why are you leaving your current job?"
"What do you like to do in your spare time?"
"Where do you see yourself in five years?"
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
Sample Strengths and Weaknesses 

Behavioral Questions
Why These Questions Are Asked
Preparation
Follow-Up Questions
Types of Behavioral Questions 

Estimation Questions
Approach
Numbers Cheat Sheet
Tips and Tricks
Example Interview
Sample Questions 

Product Questions
About the Product Question
Type 1: Designing a Product
Type 2: Improving a Product
Type 3: Favorite Product
Preparation
Tips and Tricks
Sample Questions 

Case Questions
The Case Question: Consultants vs. PMs
What Interviewers Look For
Useful Frameworks
Product Metrics
Interview Questions 

Coding Questions
Who Needs To Code
What You Need To Know
How You Are Evaluated
How To Approach
Developing an Algorithm
Additional Questions & Solutions 

Appendix
Top 1% PMs vs. Top 10% PMs
Be a Great Product Leader
The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap
How to Hire a Product Manager

Genetic Engineering: Science, Technology, Engineering (Calling All Innovators: A Career for You)

By Burgan Michael

C. Press/F. Watts Trade
Paperback (64 pages)

Genetic Engineering: Science, Technology, Engineering (Calling All Innovators: A Career for You)
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From apples that don't turn brown when you slice them to new ways of treating deadly diseases, genetics are at the heart of many of today's most incredible innovations. Readers will learn about the history of genetics from the initial discover of DNA to todays most incredible developments. They will also find out what role genetics are likely to play in upcoming technology and discover what it takes to make it in this fascinating field of science.

Careers in Engineering (Exploring Careers)

By Bonnie Szumski

Referencepoint Press
Hardcover (80 pages)

Careers in Engineering (Exploring Careers)
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Offers descriptions, relevant facts, opinions, and advice on careers in engineering, with educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, and employment prospects for several jobs in the field.

Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond

By National Academy of Engineering, Policy and Global Affairs & Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science

National Academies Press
Paperback (160 pages)

Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond
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As science and technology advance, the needs of employers change, and these changes continually reshape the job market for scientists and engineers. Such shifts present challenges for students as they struggle to make well-informed education and career choices. Careers in Science and Engineering offers guidance to students on planning careers--particularly careers in nonacademic settings--and acquiring the education necessary to attain career goals. This booklet is designed for graduate science and engineering students currently in or soon to graduate from a university, as well as undergraduates in their third or fourth year of study who are deciding whether or not to pursue graduate education. The content has been reviewed by a number of student focus groups and an advisory committee that included students and representatives of several disciplinary societies. Careers in Science and Engineering offers advice on not only surviving but also enjoying a science- or engineering-related education and career-- how to find out about possible careers to pursue, choose a graduate school, select a research project, work with advisers, balance breadth against specialization, obtain funding, evaluate postdoctoral appointments, build skills, and more. Throughout, Careers in Science and Engineering lists resources and suggests people to interview in order to gather the information and insights needed to make good education and career choices. The booklet also offers profiles of science and engineering professionals in a variety of careers. Careers in Science and Engineering will be important to undergraduate and graduate students who have decided to pursue a career in science and engineering or related areas. It will also be of interest to faculty, counselors, and education administrators.



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