In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Melissa Perri describes how you should start investing energy in “the product of you” and plan your career ascent to product leader.
- Skills you learn as a junior product person can translate well into the C-suite
- You should look for opportunities to diversify your skill set
- There is not just one type of product leader
Melissa begins by describing how there are over 11,000 open Head of Product positions available in the EU today – one of which could be yours. This idea might leave you asking what skills you need to work on to become a product leader, and what companies look for when hiring. How can you position yourself well now for a future as a product leader, and, once you get the job, what do you do?