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Saturday, June 15 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
107 - It’s not easy starting new: career transitioning to Product, starting strong, and being successful.

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How we came out of non-Product fields, landed the Product Manager jobs we wanted, and learned how to be successful - and now we’re planning to share our stories and tips with you! A story in 3 acts.

How do you land the job? Do you feel like you’ll never land a Product Manager job? Why does everyone ask for PM experience for a first PM job? You’re not alone! We used to feel that way too… until we crafted our Product Manager story. In this section you’ll learn to...
- Understand the key Product competencies
- Map your experience to key Product competencies
- Craft your PM story (especially if you’ve never been one)

What do I do on day 1? Great! You’re a Product Manager in title and it’s day 1, what do you now? Come hear what worked for us. In this section you’ll learn to...
- Deliver value right away
- Confidently leverage your existing skills
- Build your network
- Identify the knowledge gaps and fill them
- Learn the jargon
- Build a 1 week, 30 day, and 90 day plan

How can you be successful in your job? Now you know the basics, but how can you really add value and take your product to the next level? In this section you’ll learn to...
- Add value as a product manager vs. project manager
- Trust the experts (technical, design, analytics, etc.) and develop a “gut check”
- Ask the right questions
- Develop hypotheses and advocate for resources to pursue them
- Learn from not-on-the-job training

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Sam Feldman

Sr. Product Manager, TripAdvisor
Currently a Sr Product Manager on TripAdvisor, Hotels, Sam previously worked in Product Marketing (Trello/Atlassian), Business Development and Customer Success (Skyword), Account Management (Google), but not Product which makes him weird. He’s now working with Engineering, Design... Read More →
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Lindsay Levy

Product Manager, TripAdvisor
As a Product Manager at TripAdvisor, Lindsay is working to make your next trip unforgettable by helping you to discover the best place to stay. She loves solving user problems by nerding out with data - currently working closely with data scientists, engineering, and analytics to... Read More →

Saturday June 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Room 2-048