The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Recover from a Layoff as a Product Manager

It finally happened. You didn’t even see it coming, and now you have accepted the reality that you’ve just been laid off. You know you are going to be fine because it’s just not possible that you will not find work again as another Product Manager. After all, this was not your fault. You WERE a good Product Manager. But the bigger question is, “What are you going to do now that you don’t have a job?”

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How to Get a Product Manager Job Without the Right Background

This is a question we hear a lot about here at Product Gym, “Rich, I really want to be a Product Manager, I know that I can do the job, and I feel this is where my career should go next, but I don’t have the right background.” I am always very curious as to, well; what is the right background? What background do you believe you need to have in order to have this job? If that is not the background you possess, then why are you trying to be a Product Manager? Its something that is very painful to see, countless number of individuals that sell themselves short, and for what? For a job that they don’t find inspiring?

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How to Coach Your Professional References

Professional references are important to applicants since it provides companies with impromptu feedback about the applicant from other people. In this article, Product Gym explains how to coach your professional references.

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What Are My Chances of Landing a Product Manager Job Right Now?

Why do you want to be a Product Manager? The ‘what’ and the ‘how’ don’t matter if you don’t have a strong WHY. Your why is going to keep you intact while you ride the emotional roller coaster of facing countless rejections. You will get rejected. This is a part of the process and there is nothing (and I mean nothing) that you can do about it. Don’t expect to achieve anything by risking nothing.

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