Need some advice

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olinbrat

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Monsanto, Anheuser-Busch, Modis, Wells Fargo
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Project product startups and data. Work well in any but best at intersection.
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Nov 27, 2018 2 Comments

Spent 3 months interviewing here for technical product manager roles. Intervjewed 8 companies(didn’t mass apply), had 4 final round interviews. Each time came close but didn’t get job. An interviewer mentioned that since I don’t have west coast startup expeience the bias is that I might not be able to work as fast as people here do.

Heck I was working full time and masters and internship at one time. I can’t blame companies. What can I do to overcome this real or perceived gap: this is in big data and ml product manager.

Meantime relocating to a great consulting job in the Midwest but would love to move back out to the Bay Area. Thanks for the advice.

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  • Hitachi Vantara xyzabd
    Your consulting gig should change the perception. Depending on whether it is in the same area -ML or AI, you might be able to use the contacts/clients from the consulting to land your next opportunity. However, getting 8 rejects is kind of alarming. Talk to some career coach to see if it is somethig to do with your softskills that need a change, namely your speech or mannerisms etc. Goodluck and finally - dont let the recruiters’ feedback bog you down. Screw those guys! You are your boss!
    Nov 27, 2018 1
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      olinbrat

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      Monsanto, Anheuser-Busch, Modis, Wells Fargo
      BIO
      Project product startups and data. Work well in any but best at intersection.
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      OP
      Thank you.. I never thought of that but you are right. It is 8 rejects and alarming...hmm.. I know I have a bit of an imposter syndrome that comes out when interviewing. And I don’t handle questions when I’m missing some experience Well. I need to learn to interview better., since i have done this and more complicated work before. Thanks for the feedback...
      Nov 27, 2018

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