How to pick a PM job in Tech

  1. Location — Bay Area or Seattle for Tech start ups or big Tech companies; New York for digital advertising and retail; Texas for Oil & Gas; Michigan for Automotive etc. People and culture can make or break your experience so think carefully about where you want to be and if you would love to be part of that community.
  2. Industry — Fortune 500 has a very useful list of industries (https://fortune.com/fortune500/2021/search/)
  3. Role — PM roles vary by company and industry. You can get useful descriptions about expectations around PMs from this book “Cracking the PM Interview” (https://www.amazon.com/Cracking-PM-Interview-Product-Technology/dp/0984782818). Feel free to check out one of my older posts on the different PM types in Tech (https://sufenf.medium.com/thoughts-on-the-pm-role-in-tech-64604173b2e2). Other non-Tech roles that are worth considering include Business Development, Product Marketing, Legal (Patents), Compliance, Supply Chain, Operations, Product Operations, Finance.

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Sufen

I make hardware smart by integrating new technology with state-of-the-art software. Passionate about bridging the gap between industry and STEM education.