I have 4.5 years as a PM in digital/web space at a marketing-tech services company, 3 at Microsoft (2 years in a rotational PM program in MSIT). I don't have experience running, managing or launching internet scale products at SaaS or product-centric companies. I believe this is what is holding back hiring teams and managers from proceeding into detailed conversations with me, I do get a TON of bites and invites to interview given the # of years of experience I have and the market at the moment, however, nothing materializes cuz I believe there's better applicants with actual PM experience out there.
Should I keep pursuing SaaS product roles? If not right now, how should I work on my profile before moving in this direction?
Can you give some more details as to where conversations don’t move forward in the process?
I expect the process is:
- Submit resume
- Recruiter phone screen
- PM Phone interview
- PM On-site interview
Are you applying to PM roles where you past experience makes you a front runner for the position? E.g Marketing Tech Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager for your favorite big tech company.
I’m sure you’re very talented. I feel that you just need to change your perspective slightly. There are many open doors!