Currently an innovation and strategy consultant at a boutique firm specializing in new product/service development. I have experience building products, websites, apps, etc. and I’m very passionate about the tech/startup space.

I am tired of coaching client teams on what products to build and how they should build them. I want to manage a product end to end and actually feel a sense of ownership.

Any recommendations on how to transition into PM? Courses? Etc?

How is the market right now?

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How much experience do you have growing a product long term? That's going to be the only thing that matters in this current market. Not a whole lot of junior roles and even less that would be ok with no prior PM or engineering experience

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Not much experience growing a product long term. We typically research + prototype + launch, then essentially are hands off aside from frequent check ins.

I have gained a lot of experience that would translate to product management and see myself succeeding in the role (due to current job, endless side hobbies since I was a kid, reading hours per day, always watching startup docs, etc) but not sure how I would translate this in an interview/resume unless it was actual work experience.

Any tips on compensating for this lack of long term pm experience? I’m sure there are courses out there but nothing beats just building your own product/app/etc.

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