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5 tips on transitioning into Product Management

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Helen Huang
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Landing a PM job is hard. However, if you’re already in the tech industry, you likely have a strong set of skills that make you a great candidate. Getting that coveted offer comes down to one question: How can you demonstrate to employers that you have what it takes, especially without prior experience?

5 tips on transitioning into Product Management

  1. Make sure you understand Product Manager responsibilities, and what your transferable skills are
  2. Try to get PM responsibilities as part of your current role!
  3. Network, network, network
  4. Apply to internal PM openings
  5. Do more than just apply – reach out to the hiring manager directly

Bonus Tip: Remember you’re an asset to your company

  • It’s beneficial to your company that they train and ultimately retain you
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