Should I Be a Product Manager? Try the PM Careers Quiz

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Are you tempted by a career in product management? Do you find yourself noticing all of the job openings and asking yourself “Should I be a product manager?”

If you think so and you’re now wondering what next, then you’ve come to the right place!

This quiz will help you focus in on your place in product management, by taking six different product roles and helping match you with the one you’re most attuned to.

Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Which product management role is right for you? The quiz

Product management is one the most wide-ranging disciplines in the tech field. This isn’t just due to the wide range of companies you can work in, though.

The varied skillset a good product manager has can be applied in industries of every shape and size.

Wondering if this could be the career for you? If yes, then this questionnaire will be able to help you learn more about which product role is right for you. You’ll get asked some questions about your current skills, as well your personal and professional interests.

Once you’ve answered all of the questions, this quiz will guide you towards more information about the product management role in question, as well as how to get started in product management.

You should be able to complete the product management quiz in less than three minutes. Good luck!

If you feel like product might not be the journey for you, then we’ve made a tech careers quiz that might point you in the right direction.

How to get started in product management

So, now that you’ve gotten more of an idea about not only should you be a product manager, but also hopefully what could be your ideal product role, what next?

Well, a quick way to confirm is by taking this free product management short course, which will also refresh the basics.

Get an education

After that, you’ll need to plot the next stage of your journey.

If you don’t have a background in product, then a professional program or series of courses are what you should look for. A well-designed course will give you a thorough grounding in the role, as well as the product manager skills necessary to thrive.

When comparing options, make sure to find one that suits your own particular learning style and daily routine, and not just your budget.

The CareerFoundry Product Management Program offers a structured learning path, taking you through everything you need to know about working in product in 2024, with the assistance and support of a dedicated mentor and tutor. And, most importantly, you’ll graduate with a product management certification and the hands-on skills you’ll need to actually work in the field.

Learn the relevant skills and tools

If the quiz suggested that a more technical position is more suited to you, then you’ll need to isolate the technical skills and popular tools required to flourish in that role.

You can find these through examining career guides on product management blogs, as well as by checking out job advertisements for the roles on sites such as Indeed.

Create and build your portfolio

Once you’ve found these skills and started building your proficiency in the relevant tools, work on projects to build out your product manager portfolio for potential employers.

This is a vital option for those looking to get into the field with little or no prior product experience. A solid portfolio of work will help get your foot in the door and show companies that you know how to get the job done.

You can learn in more detail about how to embark on this exciting path in our step-by-step guide to becoming a product manager.

If you’d prefer to read a bit more about the world of product management instead, check out these articles:

What You Should Do Now

  1. Get a hands-on introduction to product management with a free, self-paced short course made up of 5 short tutorials.

  2. Take part in one of our FREE live online product manager events with industry experts, or check out CareerFoundry graduate Farley’s product management portfolio project.

  3. Become a qualified product manager in 3-6 months—backed by the CareerFoundry job guarantee.

  4. This month, we’re offering a partial scholarship worth up to $1,365 off on all of our career-change programs to the first 100 students who apply 🎉 Book your application call and secure your spot now!

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