Often considered the "CEO" of their product area, product managers oversee the strategy, production, and implementation of a particular product. Because product management teams include members from different backgrounds such as engineering, design, and data design, product managers must have strong communication skills and excel in cross-functional work environments. Expect to answer questions about your management abilities, prioritization skills, and experience working in product. Though not required, technical backgrounds are advantageous particularly when applying for roles at tech companies.
From the Manager of Talent Acquisition: "Would you like to know which product line this position is for and the number of SKUs you would be managing?"
It was embarrassing to realize that I had neglected to ask specifically which product line this person would manage. I was honest about the mistake, apologized for my oversight, and engaged further to better understand the specifics related to the opportunity.