Failed over 50 times, still failing...but I keep going
(Kinda rant, kinda post for advice, you tell me :-))
Been trying to get a PM role on a 'real' product for over 2 years now (1st year I was just going in cold relying on luck, 2nd year + 4 months been trying to interview with prep) to switch from current consulting/digital PM role...Has been hard so far...failed interviews with over 50 (75? idk) companies (in different stages, HR screen, HM phone screen, onsite loop, onsite presentation)...Only last week had a ray of hope shine through: amazon recruiter said "you're a fit for L5 PM not L6 and we'd look for L5 PM role for you"...crickets since then...
I've never self doubted ever that I can actually do and excel at the PM/Sr PM roles I'm applying to, I still don't. I'd be great at it...just need an opportunity to come through
Exhausted hunting down roles and applying.. only to receive canned HR replies or get ghosted. Tired and jaded.. BUT still hopeful, tomorrow's a new day...
Sorry for the long rant, if there's anyone in the same boat or going through a similar phase in life, i'd love to hear what keeps you motivated and going everyday..Or...any other rants, trolls or roasts welcome too :-)
(And oh, obligatory: TC: 125K, SF, 7 YOE)