Meeting with the hiring manager tomorrow and I’m pretty nervous. Any last minute advice?
Context: It was for a full time role with NYT.
The rounds are recruiter screening, meeting with the hiring manager, technical interview, system design talking about building an example system and what systems you've worked with in the past, then final meeting with recruiter and team.
To wrap it up, being thoughtful, impressionable, and likeable goes a long way and it's important to focus on that. Send a small thank you note after the interview thanking them for their time and a small blurb on what you enjoyed learning about
The hiring manager round is almost always sort of behavioral round. You can follow the advice here: [Taro Top 10] Behavioral Interviews
Also, what stage of the interview is this? A hiring manager round after the onsite is generally a formality where you passed and they're ready to extend the offer. They just want to be friendly (and check for any last minute red flags).
If the hiring manager round is before the core technical interviews, then it will be a rigorous behavioral interview screening round most likely.