Q&A - March 2022

Q&A - March 2022

Mar 19, 2022

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 March 2022.

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Q&A - February 2022

Q&A - February 2022

Feb 19, 2022

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.

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Internships - Can they support your career?

Internships - Can they support your career?

Jan 28, 2022

An internship is a period of work that gives you the opportunity to gain new skills and experience in a profession you want to get into. Can they also lead you into the role of your dreams?

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Internal Transition Is The Most Frequent Way To Start A Product Career

Internal Transition Is The Most Frequent Way To Start A Product Career

Jan 17, 2022

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.

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Tools for planning your career

Tools for planning your career

Jan 17, 2022

If you're looking to plan out your career, then there are some basic areas you need to investigate, and here are some tools that can help you put the plan together.

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Is now the time to chase your dream job?

Is now the time to chase your dream job?

Jan 16, 2022

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.

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Non-linear careers are now the norm

Non-linear careers are now the norm

Jan 08, 2022

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?

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Give yourself a career assessment

Give yourself a career assessment

Jan 03, 2022

Sometimes it's important to look at where your career is and make sure that it is where you want it to be. That's where the career assessment comes in. Where are you? What do you want to be? Will one lead to the other?

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Your trajectory matters more than where you currently are

Your trajectory matters more than where you currently are

Nov 27, 2021

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.

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Can everyone see your skills?

Can everyone see your skills?

Nov 10, 2021

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.

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Join a Slack group to extend your network

Join a Slack group to extend your network

Sep 11, 2021

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.

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Your route to a product role won't be a straight one

Your route to a product role won't be a straight one

Jul 02, 2021

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.

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