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Getting into a product career appears really challenging for many people, and this raises many questions. Every month I look at some of the questions raised and give advice on how to address them. In this post we look at questions from February 2022.Continue reading
Product Managers come from all walks of life, and wherever people are in their careers now, there are routes into product management. One of the most frequently followed routes is an internal transition.Continue reading
If your dream job turned up today, what would it look like? What type of organization is it? What type of product will it be? What responsibilities will you have? Knowing the answer to these questions can really help you develop the career of your dreams.Continue reading
The days of careers where you progressed gradually up the career ladder, step-by-step, are behind us. We're in a world where career breaks, side steps, and portfolio jobs are the norm. The trick is to embrace this and make it work to your advantage. But how?Continue reading
When we're at working or considering our life, we tend to focus on the now. What is today's problem? Have we met our latest goal? It's natural to think like that, but maybe it's not the most effective way of assessing how we're getting on.Continue reading
I’ve written previous about being an introvert and what that entails, and one of the elements of being an introvert is that I don’t go around shouting about how great I am at what I do. This could be detrimental to my career, as other more visible characters could find themselves with opportunities that I could have taken advantage of, if only my skills stood out more.Continue reading
Everyone knows Slack. Even if you’re not using within your work environment, you know it exists, and you’re able to use if yourself outside of work. Slack is very fertile ground for product community, and if you’re serious about progressing your product management career, then joining a PM focused Slack group can give you the edge.Continue reading
When we start our journeys we always imagine them as being a straight line from A to B, but in reality, there are many twists and turns along the way. The good news is that all these twists and turns contribute to your journey and to the you that you become, so don't stress about it and embrace it.Continue reading