I've been working in Consulting for a little over a year and am looking to transition in to Tech (product management, specifically). Would love to chat with anyone who's made this move and any thoughts. Appreciate any advice in advance!

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Consulting to PM would be really tough, unless you’re targeting small startups.

Big tech typically doesn’t hire PMs without relevant experience. You can try Biz Ops / Strategy roles but they won’t pay as much.

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