*Product* managers, how can I transition from an agency background (in strategy/account management) into PM for consumer products?

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Look at Glassdoor and see reviews about the interview process, if you can, to see if the company is open to hiring product managers without product background. Similarly, look at the background of the company’s current product managers on LinkedIn and see if they have a less traditional product background. Those that do mean you’ll have a better chance breaking into product at that company. It really depends because some people (like my boss) are super open to hiring from all backgrounds for product management and others refuse to.


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