Question: I don't have a tech background or product experience. How can I make a career in Product Management unless someone gives me a chance?
Think about what the employer is looking for - someone who has the knowledge, skills & experience to improve their product line.
Focus on overcoming those hurdles with a game plan.
- Read PM books like Inspired
- Take online courses on user research, design thinking, roadmaps, Scrum etc. on Udacity/Product School.
- Learn fundamentals of web/mobile technologies, databases & algorithms.
- Request advisory sessions from PM professionals in your LI network.
- Learn what their day is like.
- Listen actively. Don't just ask "Give me a job" at the end.
- Partner with someone to work on a mini-product to solve a small problem.
- If you can't find a dev, Figma a prototype.
- Show it to people. Get feedback. Iterate.
- Organize your product work (wireframes, user flows etc.) using slides
- Update LI & your CV to include the side-project
- Post on Slack groups (e.g. Product School) & LI communities.
- Attend AMAs & webinars.
- Regularly write posts on what you learnt & share on LI.
As a Product Manager, you might be asked a lot of questions during an interview. One of them includes technical questions. Here are 4 types of technical questions that you might come across.