Any tips on how to break into UX design/Product? I got an offer for a tech company for an Implementation Consultant role. I will be client-facing and helping to implement their specific needs into the SaaS platform + some data integration elements. They mentioned others have moved into Product/UX/Sales from this role.

However, do others more familiar in the UX/Product space think this is a good move? Currently, I am doing Compliance at an financial institution, so I don’t see a clear path.

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I mean, that role would get you more experience than you are currently getting.

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Yeah that was ultimately one of my main decision-making factors in accepting the job

Direct from compliance to PM is unlikely to happen. If it helps you get the background experience you need to make the jump later and there’s a decent pay bump, what do you have to lose?

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I’ve basically been in an implementation role previously and yes, lots of folks jumped into product that way. What I will say though the company was horribly dysfunctional and too many people who had no product experience with no good product leadership. That might just be unique to that company but I would strongly examine what the product leadership looks like.

If you’re trying to break into ux design, I’ve found that it’s just not as important in SAAS as it is in direct to consumer products so I don’t think that would help.

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Good points. Thank you. I accepted the role, so we will see what happens. Hoping the Product org is good. I will say I’ve also worked in a lot of environments similar to what you’re outlining with your company… so fingers crossed.

Are you in tech now? If you are not take the role.

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