Halloween is just around the corner. I love watching scary movies this time of year, especially the original Halloween movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis. There are so many scary movies to choose from, I usually watch one almost every night during October… which always leads to nightmares. This got me thinking… what are the topContinue reading “Top 10 Frightfully Scary Product Manager Nightmares”
If you want to become a product manager, I encourage you to treat your career just like you would a product. Start thinking (and acting!) like a product manager by continuously assessing, improving and measuring all of the different aspects of getting a job.
Intuit was (and continues to be) renowned for its product creation processes that are deeply rooted in understanding their customers. Their “Follow Me Home” program has been replicated by many other product teams since it was created decades ago by founder Scott Cook. Since then, Intuit has established one of the best product management organizationsContinue reading “How to build products like the Intuit product team”
As an active participant in several online communities for product managers, one of the questions frequently asked is “How can I prepare to succeed in my new role as a product manager?” I always respond by recommending this book, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by MichaelContinue reading “How to crush the first 90 days as a new product manager”
You may be asking yourself, why bother with a cover letter? Maybe you’ve heard most companies don’t care. After all, most job postings include uploading a cover letter as optional. You might believe that since you’re applying online, you only need a resume. While the hiring manager might have indicated the cover letter is optional,Continue reading “Step-by-step tips for writing an attention-grabbing cover letter”
As a product manager, you have an immense amount of responsibility but typically little to no authority. So how can you influence your team to achieve their potential to the fullest? Start by building trust.
The key to winning is to lead your team to focus on the right solution for the first opportunity you need to deliver before moving on to the second one, and the third one and so on. Prioritize and focus on incremental activities that put you closer to your goal.
Did you know your resume only has 7.4 seconds to make an impression? That’s according to a recent study conducted by Ladders. That’s why I’m sharing my best tips for crafting the perfect product manager resume so that you can improve your odds and land your dream job.