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Just started my career at a rotational product management role straight out of college. But it’s been 6 months and I’ve yet to feel challenged (my product already has two PMs) . Every time I tell people, they always respond with what else do you want (as in just enjoy a relaxed job). Is it bad if I start looking for new opportunities only 6months- (or even wait until 1 year mark) before I start applying?

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It’s never a bad thing to want more experience and more challenges. Nothing wrong with looking around and seeing what else is out there.

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Are there other projects that you can get involved with? Or maybe really deep dive into the product in front of you and find the hidden challenges.

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Is this something you’ve expressed to your manager at work? Maybe they could help you find some other opportunities to help you get the experience you’re looking for.

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Distribution of work is extremely lumpy from what I’ve seen. Stick around, learn the org and build your resume, then see if an internal move can crank up the challenge when you’re eligible.

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Yeah seriously, you've made this far already!

asking for more challenges is not a possibility? but in general i don’t think you’re wrong for looking elsewhere, OP.

Vocalize your frustrations, discuss everything with management. If there’s no change, then go to the company’s competitors. Get it.

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