Getting Turned Down By Google Helped Me Get Hired At Etsy

Getting Turned Down By Google Helped Me Get Hired At Etsy

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A product manager explains how trying to oversell his technical chops to Google helped him switch gears while interviewing at Etsy.

A product manager explains how trying to oversell his technical chops to Google helped him switch gears while interviewing at Etsy.

Last summer I was interviewing for product-manager jobs in New York City. My last job had left me feeling cornered into a specialist role at an enterprise marketing-software firm, and there wasn't a path for me to grow into or room to move up. So I started putting out feelers. I spoke to startups, big companies, and a few in the middle. The two companies I was most excited to interview at were Google and Etsy.

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