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I am a PM with 10+ YEO in Project Management in different industries over the span of my career. I have always been interested in the Tech Industry and specifically in Google!

I do not have a Computer Science/ IT related Degree. So I am told if I am not a technical person, I cannot get a PM / Program Manager/ TPM role at Google! Is this a fact?

Shoutout to all - Please share your view. Any guidance can help me .Thank you all 🤘🏻

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Lol my degree is in communications from a state school and I am a PgM (program manager)

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Love this! Same here 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

I've got a BS in communication technology and an MBA. No CS degree although long resume working in and with tech. As long as you can pass the technical interview and can understand engineering speak and architecture, you can hold a PM job. tPGM requires some ability to code a bit, PGM varies a bit but is like a cross between a PM and PJM. So yes, it is possible to work there, although perhaps harder to get past the first gate to get an interview with a non-traditional background.

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Thank you that is helpful.

Check out the hashtag #lifeatgoogle, I love to hear stories of ppl from different backgrounds & how they ended up in Google, especially as PGMs.

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Oh I meant Instagram

Just to give you another story. I was an English major no tech background at all and applied for a PgM role at Google. I do have niche experience in a particular field directly related to the requirements of the role. Think social science. No referral and I’m older., 15 YOE.. Got an interview and went through the entire process and did very well in the interviews and was a finalist. Didn’t get the role but still in touch with the recruiter. The whole crazy part is I enjoyed the entire process and everyone I met. My understanding is non technical PgM roles are rarer and more competitive but if your skills match they will consider you.

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That’s an inspiring story! Thank you

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