How Product Managers Can Grow Their Career: How Product Managers Can Find and Succeed in the Right Job
Date: January 2014
Duration: 0 hours 59 minutes
I happen to think that being a product manager is one of the best jobs out there. I find it to be very satisfying because I'm in charge of the success of a product.
If I do the right things, then my product will be selected by a large number of customers and it will solve their problems. If I don't do my job right, my company will probably decide to stop offering my product after a while. Ultimately, my career is in my hands.
What You'll Find Inside:
YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT: HOW PRODUCT MANAGERS DRESS FOR SUCCESS
GROW YOUR CAREER - WHAT PRODUCT MANAGERS NEED TO DO FOR SUCCESS
HOW TO BUILD A MENTOR NETWORK FOR YOUR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CAREER
TO GET YOUR NEXT JOB, YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW FIRMS HIRE PRODUCT MANAGERS
As product managers, we all control our careers. What this means is that we need to always be networking because you never know when you may find yourself looking for your next job. As we move through our career, it will soon be important that we learn how to not only manage products, but people also.
The way that we land a product manager job is by having a resume that does the work for us. How to create such a resume is a skill that we all have to learn. We don't know it all and so in order to help us to make the right decisions, it can be helpful to find a mentor who is willing to give us good advice.
Once we've landed the right job, our work is not over. We need to understand how to get things done effectively and multitasking is not the answer. Additionally, if despite our hard work we get passed over for the next promotion we need to have a plan as to what our next steps are going to be.
For more information on what it takes to be a great product manager, check out my blog, The Accidental Product Manager, at: