Find out how to hire your first product manager.

A handbook for founders who need to hire the right product manager, first time.

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Episode 1

How do I find the right product manager?

It's never been harder to find product managers. 

I'll show you what type of product manager you're looking for, where to look, and how to run a search that get you access to the candidates that aren't looking for work.

What will they really be like to work with?

Busy founders need to make quick calls about candidates with only a few hours of interview time. 

I'll show you how to run interviews that show you exactly how the candidate will behave in the real world.

Do they really have the skills they say they do?

Candidates have never been better at selling themselves.

I'll show you how to avoid the disappointment of a bad hire by finding out what skills and experience your candidate has long before they ever start to work for you.

“Nick showed us what a good product manager was and where to find one.”

James Clough, Founder
Robin AI, London

Nick's an Experienced Tech Founder and CPO

Nick Black

Between 2007 and 2020 I took my startup from 2 to 150 people.

As I grew my product team from zero to twenty product managers, designers, and researchers, I made an enormous number of painful hiring mistakes that cost me time, money and growth.

This is the handbook I wished I had when I was hiring my first product manager. It contains everything I've learned about how to identify, attract and interview the first product manager for your startup. I hope you find it useful!

© 2021 Nick Black


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