I have been working on products and operations in a big Internet company all the year round. I have participated in several promotions with success and failure. I have also coached my teammates to participate in promotion many times, and I have email list also served as a judge for other people's promotion. I have some experience from various angles. Let’s talk about the general parts of the product selection post and the operation post, try to be able to land as much as possible, and hope to help everyone.
1. Being able to answer the questions of the judges is the key
First of all, it needs to be clear. Whether it is PPT materials or the judges' questions, the promotion defense is a process. The ultimate goal is to make the judges feel that you are very powerful and you are worthy of promotion.
Because the decision of whether to pass the promotion is in the hands of the judges, the first question that needs to be understood is: what kind of people are the judges, and how do they feel that I am worthy of promotion?
In large Internet companies, judges are usually leaders in various positions, and their rank is relatively high. Some large companies have different rank competency standards, which is better, at least the judges have a unified standard for reference.
If there is no uniform standard, it will be more troublesome. But no matter what kind, it is a relatively subjective and non-standard question to think that one person can do it or not, whether it can pass or not, and there is no way to quantify it like 1+1=2.
Because it is a non-standard question, subjective feelings are very important. Therefore, compared with promotion materials, answering the questions of the judges can better determine whether to pass the promotion. Judging from the various promotions I have participated in, this conclusion can basically be confirmed.