Working Product Marketing at a Semiconductor company mainly doing pricing work. How do I transition to PM at a software company? Feel like I’m pigeonholed :(

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I don't think one should ever think of things as pigeon-holing. Product marketing is more skills-based than market-based at the end of the day, so it's absolutely possible for you to transfer over, it just might take more time than you'd like.

Hopefully you can break this feeling! I'd suggest signing up for a PM course to get some solid know-how under your belt, and start networking with people in the role you'd like to be in

One thing that helped me (surprisingly) was reaching out to people on LinkedIn and asking them to talk to me about their experience. As long as you write the messages as someone genuinely curious as opposed to trying to get a job, people are actually quite happy to talk about their jobs and roles and it can help make the transition easier because you'll know what to focus on

Sorry about that. Semicon is a beast on its own without having to feel pigeonholed. I think your best bet is too look for areas where the PM position crosses over into software.

Find a middle ground? Maybe there's a company out there that would give you the opportunity to combine the two on your resume.

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