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Episode 8: πŸ” Transitioning to Product Management!

For anyone interested in making the πŸ” switch into the wonderful career path of product management.

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🧐 New to product management? Considering becoming a PM? Miss happy hour in our new remote/hybrid work world? Join us for Product Happy Hour πŸ»πŸŽ™, where you can do happy hour in your sweatpants! πŸŽ‰ Drink with your favorite product people, Ajay Waghray and Era Johal, while learning more about building great products. Support this podcast at producthappyhour.com
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🍻 Join us for happy hour in your sweatpants! In this week’s episode, we provide some guidance on how to transition πŸ” into product management! Era and Ajay are here to provide non-filtered advice on questions you should ask yourself to assess if PM is right for you. Also covered is common paths to moving into PM and their own stories of how they made the switch.

If you're already a PM, congrats! πŸŽ‰ Please share with anyone looking to make the change!

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✍🏾 Show Notes

6:00 How to tell if PM life is right for you

14:08 Mindsets that don’t work in PM life

19:55 How to transition into product management from school

22:28 Transition into product management from a product-adjacent role

24:17 How to transition into product management from a non-tech company

29:21 5 Skills you need to be a solid Product Manager

41:40 Key things you can do NOW to transition into product management

52:14 Cool Product Thing: Cognitive development & slow feeding dog toys 🐢


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