Most people who are looking for Product Manager positions believe that having an MBA will help them in their job hunt, but that is usually not the case.
As a Product Manager from a non-technical background, gaining the trust of your technical team can seem like a challenge. In this interview with Andrew Jaico, Director of Product at Shutterstock, we discuss the technical literacy and having general people skills, like actively listening, having patience, and learning, that are important when it comes to helping you create influence without authority. Definitions of Product Management Product Gym: What is your definition of Product Management? Andrew Jaico: For
There is a legitimate reason why you are looking for another position right now. It really comes down to a lack of fulfillment you feel towards your current job. Job hunting can be exhausting enough and if you are not careful, you just might end up in another toxic work environment or worse. You have to look out for yourself for your best interest since nobody
In this 5-Part Series, we are going to take an in-depth look at what’s stopping the companies you are interviewing with from making an offer to you. In essence, we are going to help introduce and settle you in on your way into a Product Manager job. Whether or not you are an aspiring or experienced Product Manager, one of
If you are like me, then you are a big fan of the path to least resistance. There are only going to be so many positions you can apply to. In fact, more than 80% of Product Manager positions are NOT posted on job boards. If 80% of product manager positions are not posted on job boards, then how do
Fourth/last round calls are usually with the CEOs, presidents or business strategy/visionaries. For a startup, the CEO is likely to assume the role of the Product Manager and hiring manager, as smaller and early stage companies usually do not have built out Product departments yet. If you have gotten this far into the process, it is likely that you already
Product Management is situational and contextual. No product development lifecycle is going to be seamlessly executed every single time for every single product. Similarly, during the interview process, the same answer for similar questions will not always be correct. These answers change based on who is asking and context behind the questions they are asking – specifically, for the case
In this podcast, Rich, founder of Product Gym, speaks to Arkady Sokolov, Senior Product Manager for Analytics and Intelligence at ListenFirst, the industry’s leading and most comprehensive social analytics platform. Arkady was a former student of Product Gym and speaks to how he was able to successfully navigate our program to make his career transition into Product Management. We also