Recruiter thinks I should apply for PM-T position

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stitch

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Raytheon, BAE Systems
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Jul 5, 2018 6 Comments

So, I’m a software engineer (17 years of experience). I interviewed at Amazon and didn’t get an offer but the recruiter asked if I’d be interested in a PM-T position. I’ve never done that job. Would it be a good career move?

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  • Microsoft ddzH17
    Not if you want to continue as a developer. You may be good pm-t material, but you shouldn't jump because someone suggested it. Do your research before even considering such a career change.
    Jul 5, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    stitch

    New Eng

    PRE
    Raytheon, BAE Systems
    stitchmore
    OP
    Is the recruiter trying to tell me something about my coding skills? (Feeling like a bit of a failure after the rejection)
    Jul 5, 2018 2
    • Amazon ppqqrr
      I would not take it that way completely, but an opportunity to improve more. The fact that you reached this stage of interview does say you are good at what you do. May be they are in need of PMT so recruiter thought of asking you if you would be interested. I am not an sde so would not know more.
      Jul 5, 2018
    • Microsoft
      F27D

      Microsoft

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      Amazon
      F27Dmore
      The recruiter might have been tryIng to say something positive about your leadership skills - not everyone has a dev-centric lens. And if they’re offering for you to look at another position then it’s not a rejection. You did well
      Jul 5, 2018
  • New / Eng
    stitch

    New Eng

    PRE
    Raytheon, BAE Systems
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    OP
    I’m certainly not opposed to it. I may have mentioned that I would like to get more into leadership.
    Jul 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon ppqqrr
    My friend is a PM T at Amazon and she does not write code. The role is closer to Technical PM than to SDE. They might have thought since you understand a lot about coding but they are not satisfied with coding skills yet, you would be a good fit. But it you want to continue as developer, you should not jump. Definitely talk to current PMTs before changing.
    Jul 5, 2018 0