How to get PMM / PM Exec (Dir, Sr. Dir +) role after working at little known companies for the past six years?
Despite getting executive-level (VP, CEO) referrals with companies like Salesforce, VMware, ON24, Splunk and countless others, I either don't get an interview or they ultimately pass.
In some cases, the positions I applied for have been open for 5+ months and the hiring managers have publicly went on social media (FB, LI, TW) desperately looking for candidates to fill.their openings, yet behind closed doors they complain that they can't find anyone decent.
I ask for feedback and am told that they really liked me / my background but they would rather wait to hire from their competitors or would rather start the process again.
Losing faith very quickly. Thoughts?