Can I get into Product Manager roles at FAANG/Tech without prior PM experience?

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3 paths:

1. Facebook RPM or Google APM - needs month of prep, very very competitive, targeting more non-traditional candidates
2. Join a startup as bizops/ analytics and transition to PM after working on projects with PM
3. Go to bschool and pivot to PM

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There’s also 4, which is to go directly. This is actually possible, if uncommon, though a lot of times it means a product manager role that doesn’t have a huge technical component (eg many Amazon roles) and/or at smaller startups that are willing to take a chance on someone.

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Just went through this process - happy to share more if you want to set up a call.

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Interested in setting up a call as well, thanks

Amazon hires a lot of former consultants. I received an offer a few weeks back for a Sr PM role. I did not have direct PM experience but was able to highlight various experiences across projects that holistically fall under a PM function.

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Sure

No unless it’s an APM role (which is incredibly competitive and mostly for graduating students)

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The product org I work with specifically don’t hire consultants.

And why’s that?

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Probs not

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Thanks everyone! I got more responses that I imagined and some are actually helpful !!

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