# 1. Tell me about a time when you proposed a novel idea for a solution. In my previous role as a product manager at XYZ company, I was tasked with finding a solution to reduce customer churn. After conducting extensive market research and analyzing user feedback, I proposed a novel idea to implement a gamification strategy within our product. By adding game-like elements such as rewards, progress bars, and leaderboards, we could incentivize users to engage with our product more frequently and for longer periods of time. To sell this idea to the executive team, I created a detailed presentation outlining the potential benefits and ROI of implementing this strategy. I also conducted a small-scale pilot test of the gamification features to gather data on user engagement and satisfaction. My proposal was ultimately approved, and we saw a significant reduction in customer churn as a result of this strategy. # 2. Tell me about a time when you faced a significant and unanticipated problem. How did you solve it. In my previous role as a product manager at ABC company, we faced a significant and unanticipated issue when our primary supplier suddenly went out of business. This left us with a shortage of critical components needed for our product and could have potentially resulted in delayed shipments and lost revenue. To quickly address this issue, I immediately started reaching out to alternative suppliers and negotiating favorable terms. I also worked with our engineering team to identify potential workarounds and alternative solutions that would allow us to continue production without the missing components. Ultimately, we were able to secure a new supplier and implement the alternative solutions, which allowed us to maintain our production schedule and fulfill customer orders on time. Through this experience, I learned the importance of always having contingency plans in place and being able to adapt quickly to unexpected challenges.