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8 Things you should do if you feel stuck in your career

January 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Take a Outward Bound wilderness course.  From over protected teenagers to stressed-out young professionals who are having quarter life crisis to mid-career professionals who are searching for purpose and meaning, I have known people from all age groups telling me that their Outward Bound experiences were transformational and life-changing. If you’re a mid-career professional, I […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Frustration@Work

The New Product Manager: How to work effectively with engineering team

November 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Write detailed, thorough product requirements. Be consistent — some product managers change their mind a lot. As a result, engineering has to change what they just implemented. Unless there is some strong reason to change the requirement, you should try to stick to what you propose initially, and be consistent. It will save engineering a […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Get Project Done · Product Management

New Career Path

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Question from a reader (some details were modified slightly to protect confidentiality and personal information): I recently got laid off from an IT position in the Silicon Valley and even during the time I was working I have been thinking about a career change. I’m 26 and don’t even have a computer science degree. I […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Career Transition · Go Back to School · Q&A

A book that I always turn to when I’m looking for job

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The book title has nothing to do with job, interview, resume, career, etc. But, in my opinion, it is one of the most useful, powerful, and practical books about how to get yourself a job. When you’re looking for a job, you’re selling. And you’re the product. Therefore, you need to know how to sell. […]

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Tags: Beat Recession · Career Fast Track · Career Transition

Transition to Product Management

October 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

How can I transition to be a product manager? This is a question I got asked quite frequently. It’s hard to make the career transition to product management. In most companies, there are no clear path to become a product manager. The job title "product manager" is defined differently at different companies. In some companies,product […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition · Product Management