Managing Your Product Manager Career: How Product Managers Can Find and Succeed in The Right Job
Date: January 2014
Duration: 1 hours 8 minutes
Do you have the perfect product manager job? I'm willing to bet that the answer to that question is probably no. Every product manager job has a certain level of excitement and job satisfaction; however, sometimes we start to get interested in finding our next position. When we start to feel this way, we need remember just exactly how you go about finding your next product manager job.
What You'll Find Inside:
- IS YOUR PRODUCT MANAGER RESUME IPHONE READY?
- 3 SKILLS THAT MOST PRODUCT MANAGERS ARE MISSING
- BREAKTHROUGH IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF HOW TO EVALUATE A PRODUCT MANAGER
- PRODUCT MANAGERS NEED TO LEARN HOW TO FAIL
The first thing that we need to keep in mind is that we're going to need to create a cover letter that does a good job of introducing us and what we can do. Next comes, of course, our resume. This will be where we explain to a hiring manager why we're the right person for the job.
The hunt for your next job may be different the next time that you kick it off. We are now living in the mobile age and what this means for you is that there is a very good chance that the hiring manager will be reviewing your resume on a cell phone or a tablet. Is your resume ready for this type of inspection?
If we want to move our career along at the company that we are currently working for, there is a question about what's going to make us more valuable. One thing to consider is getting an MBA – in fact, a hybrid MBA might be the right choice for a product manager. We also have to realize that the success of our product is what will boost our career so we need to make sure that our team is not being silent about what they are doing.
How to judge the performance of a product manager has always been a challenge. We manage many things, but we control precious few thing. There is a new way that has become available that can be used to determine how good of a job a product manager is doing. If we do choose to move on to a new job, we hope that we've made the right selection. However, if we've chosen poorly, what should we do then?
Nobody is perfect and product managers are not perfect either. What we need to understand is that we will occasionally fail. We have to get over our fear of failure and understand that there is a correct way to fail that will allow us to grow as product managers.