Joining FAANG in a few months as a Product marketing manager, potentially with a new product growth focus. Any ex-consulting PMM/PM with advice and tips on how to ramp-up skills/toolset fast? (e.g, books, podcasts, sites)

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Nothing to add but interested in how you made that transition and how challenging it was? It’s a role I think I’d be interested in

How I got the role?

I was contacted by a recruiter - whiles at business school, I got dinged from a partnerships role & declined a follow-up offer for ops strategy. Was only interested in PMM/partnerships roles in a specific city, and communicated that really nicely to the recruiters, so when something perfectly suited came up 2 years later, they reached out.
My background: 4 yrs tech pre-MBA. Transitioned to consulting and interned in another FAANG whiles at Bschool.
I think I’m more of an exception than a rule…

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