Make your work experience work for you

Make your work experience work for you

Nov 18, 2020

If you're looking to find a new product opportunity then getting the recruiter to notice your CV is the first step in the process. We've looked at the power of a personal summary, and the next area to focus on is to make sure that the work experience you have is doing the most for you.  Even if your direct product role experience is limited, there are opportunities for you to get across how you've been exercising your product skills in whatever roles you've held.

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The power of a personal summary

The power of a personal summary

Nov 18, 2020

How do you sum up what you can offer an employer in the space of three or four sentences? How do you get across to someone who you've never met what you're capable of, what you've achieved and what you want to give?  How do you stand out from the crowd and get the recruiter to spend more time on your CV finding the reasons to hire you, rather than quickly looking for reasons to discount you?

The answer could be in a well crafted personal summary that brings front and centre your irresistible qualities.

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What you need in a good product CV (part 2)

What you need in a good product CV (part 2)

Nov 18, 2020

You've got a short amount of time to grab the attention of a recruiter when they're looking at your CV, which means you need to have all the right elements in place to get across your skills and abilities and make sure that they can picture you working in their organisation.

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What you need in a good product CV (part 1)

What you need in a good product CV (part 1)

Nov 18, 2020

For the last Product Manager role I recruited for, I had over 200 applications.  Of these, 90% had the job title of Product Manager within the last two roles they had held.  This means that having a CV that stands out is all important if you're going to make it into the 5% of them that will get to the first stage of the recruitment process.

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The PM Library take a look at my bookshelf

The PM Library take a look at my bookshelf

Jun 03, 2020

The Medium publication The PM Library have kindly featured me in their On My Shelf series of product people talking about their favourite product books.

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How to do product remotely

How to do product remotely

Nov 18, 2020

When it comes to remote working, you don't immediately think of product people as being one of the core roles for this, and as a Remote Work Report run by FYI showed, product has a lower percentage of remote workers than almost every other category of role within a company, CEOs, engineering, marketing, and sales all have more people working remotely than product. Why is this the case, and how can you buck the trend?

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How to kill off a feature to improve your product

How to kill off a feature to improve your product

Jul 09, 2020

We all get caught up with the constant drive to deliver more new features to our product. Customers demand better ways of doing things. Sales people want new toys to talk about. Customer success want to reduce customer complaints or requests. Engineering managers want to increase team velocity.

What this gives us over time is a product that gets bloated with features and functions, as it has many things put in to it, but very rarely are they taken out.

That's what we're going to cover today - how to kill some features and get them out of your product.

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Why TED talks will make you a better product person

Why TED talks will make you a better product person

Jul 09, 2020

You may have seen over on Medium my recent post about 10 TED Talks to Make You a Better Product Manager and today I'm going to dive in this a little deeper and look at why I think these are talks worthy of watching.

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