Aspiring New grad product manager/ Please read

Oath Oowley
Aug 5 7 Comments

I am an aspiring product manager and due to rush hour circumstances, I applied to all the programs/openings without a referral. I am on a trip to Myanmar and vietnam till aug 25 and i know referral process might take on/off times and didn't want to delay(Due to no internet access in my trip).
Now i am stressed a little if i have dented my chances for interview.
Is there anything i can do now with respect to my applications. Since APM program is a once a year opportunity I feel absolutely terrible for scheduling this trip in august. I do not know if i should reach out to people or just wait. Or is there anyway people can refer me again.

Companies applied without a referral : Facebook, Twitter, Uber , Visa
Past experience: Deloitte + Yahoo ( Product Manager Internship)
Education : Bachelors ( CS ) + Masters (IM)
Leadership positions: Senior Manager at Tech consulting organizations at university

TC (if accepted the offer) : 112 base + 30K Rsu + 10k bonus

*APM = Associate product manager

TLDR: application opened on 1st aug, OP pre-booked a trip to vietnam, applied to all programs without referral as he was on flight in next 10 hours, now is sitting stressed on flight accesing blind paying top dollar for internet access. (lol)

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TOP 7 Comments
  • Make like my username and enjoy your vacation.
    Aug 5 1
    • Oath Oowley
      OP
      Where to get snowflakes and peaches 😝
      Aug 5
  • New / Product foofool
    I wouldn't stress too much. The market isn't super seasonal and lots of companies are hiring. You can totally get a referral in after your application. I'm not sure why you're posting this on Blind though, find a product focused community (Meetup, Product Mentor, etc) and start networking. LinkedIn is your friend.
    Aug 5 2
    • New / Product foofool
      Blind is only good for discussing taboo topics and getting snarky with one another. Not very useful for career advice other than some intel on specific company working conditions and comp
      Aug 5
    • Oath Oowley
      OP
      I asked few recruiters they said tell your contacts to send a mail to the hiring manager. 🤣🙈😊
      Aug 5
  • need to polish your writing skills.
    Aug 5 1
    • Oath Oowley
      OP
      True. I have recognised it as something I need to work on. Thanks though
      Aug 5