*Updated: September 2017*
One commonly asked question during product manager interviews is:
“What’s your favorite product and why?”
At first glance, it seems like a harmless question and oftentimes feels like the interviewer is just trying to make casual small talk.
However, don’t take this question too lightly; an interviewer may genuinely be curious about the types of products you enjoy using, but may also be using this question to understand how you think about products and get a sense of your standards for amazing products.
When approaching this question, you don’t need to follow a specific structure but we recommend using this answer framework:
1) What is the product and what does it do?