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I don't have the right background

I don’t have the right background

“I don’t have a common/right background for a product manager, that’s why it is so hard for me to transition to product manager” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is the most common thing I hear.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But you know what? There is no such thing as a typical or expected or right PM background. 🤔⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know product managers with the following background:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Technical⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Finance⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Support⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Sales & pre-sales⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Medical⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Film production⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Musician⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Accountant⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Student⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅ Teacher⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is not the complete list.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I want to say here: If you think that product management is your path, then do it❗️

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Don’t think that your background isn’t right. ⠀⠀

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Your background may impact the way how you tackle the transition. But your background cannot make your transition impossible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Lilia

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