Increase digital product talent in APAC while fast-tracking people's product careers.
Digital products are in hyper growth and careers in product are booming from product management, design to technology, however there is a shortage of talent and skills in this area and a poor experience for many candidates who go through the process of interviewing.
In my last 2 years as a product leader, I found it hard to search & recruit product talent but also found it fairly hard to find product-led organizations in Australia. With this experience of an employer and candidate, I wanted to do something to further product careers. Hence digitalproductjobs.com was born.
Part of this problem is due to the lack of maturity of product functions in most organizations but also misunderstanding of product management and product led growth as the product profession is fairly young globally.
We are here to help and are going to do 3 things :
- Build product careers from scratch by being the guide in their product journey.
- Coach product people and help them fast track their career from associate to principle or lead.
- Build out talent strategy to enhance, retain and acquire new talent for product organizations.
Digital product jobs will remain a non for profit organization with a mission to help people interested in product careers. Please reach out to me at any time for help you require in your career.
1. Building Product Careers From Scratch
Are you looking to make a shift into product management and unlock that 6 figure salary and not sure where to start learning to become a product manager ? Or perhaps you have started the journey and want to learn more to progress into a more senior role?
When I transitioned from business, accounting, IT to digital, I landed in projects and wasn't sure where my career was going. I went from earning minimum wage to 6 figures fast in 2 years.
From working as a business analyst & project manager to solution architect and to product manager, it took me a while to learn what product management was and how to practice it correctly. There were many bumps on the road.
I will share my journey, lessons learnt and help you understand how you can create your own career path in digital product management irrespective of your background & experience.
Recently in 2021 alone as a product leader and mentor, I helped over 20 people with their career pathways from unlocking senior roles such as group product manager to associate product managers earning - 6 figures in a technology product organization.
While I continue to learn and explore and want to share my journey with you, I will be publishing weekly newsletters, regular training material, and providing opportunities for mentor-ship to guidance on educational materials, workplace experience opportunities, resume creation and interview prep to product events & coursework to the best jobs in product management we want to help product people design their careers from scratch.
2. Enhancing Product Careers
Are you an experienced product manager, senior product manager, group or head of product looking for your next cool gig or looking to go from senior to head of product?
Our goal is to help you get that next cool gig and build out those products that disrupt the industry while building out the best product talent in the industry and set a standard for the rest of the world to follow.
When moving from an IC - individual contributor role to Lead - leadership role with an accelerated career path, I faced some major challenges from top down to to bottom up.
It took me a while to inspire and lead the teams to build products that add value.
In total, it took me 2 years to get to a state where I could efficiently lead, coach and manage product teams who want to add value and build products that scale.
As part of the mission to enhance product careers, we are providing coaching & mentorship opportunities along with industry benchmarks in skills matrix, supporting tools and educational material on how to unlock the next stage of your career and fast track promotions.
You don't need a fancy certification or course to get to a senior role - register below to get access and a kick start on your journey.
3. Enhance Product Talent Strategy
Are you a recruiter or talent acquisition person in need of product people and are struggling to find them?
Or are you a company looking at going through product led transformation and in dire need of product talent ?
As a hiring manager I found that it would take me 2 - 3 months or longer at times to get a product role recruited. Much of this was to do with our talent strategy.
We are here to help you on talent strategy and enhance your acquisition and retention rates.
Our mission is to help product people with building their careers and connect businesses which are building out great products to those very same people.
From working with you on your on-boarding process to talent acquisition process to training needs for your product managers via a product coach program, we aim to partner with product organizations wanting to enhance their existing talent pools.
These programs are 2 weeks - 2 months in length and can enhance your product talent quickly.
Additionally, we will be posting a list of hand curated featured jobs in our product weekly newsletter & job board section of our site.
So if you are interested and open to partnerships, want to share product jobs in our featured top jobs in our product weekly or seeking an experienced product coach reach out via the button below.
Read more about product coaches here.
Why are we doing this?
- Talent Scarcity:
The product talent is scarce in APAC and we are on the verge of talent scarcity. Its not going away anytime soon.
Building out talent is the only way to address this problem - from training to upskilling.
- Role Definition:
The product space is gravely misunderstood - jobs are not clearly defined, product manager roles are confused as project managers, product owners or business analysts and there is a clear need to define the role and attract the people that are interested in actual product management.
We help here from designing and advising on job descriptions, skills assessment to job adverts.
- Talent Strategy:
Organizations lose many talented professionals because they struggle to innovate but also have effective talent strategies in place which result in a poor culture and eventually high turnover.
We help here from designing on-boarding programs for product managers, to intern and graduate programs to breed product managements via an associate product management program.
- High Sunk Costs:
Organizations get stuck in feature factory/ the build trap and assume that product teams are there to deliver a requirements backlog instead of add value to the customer and organization while innovating and solving customer problems.
This is partly due to the lack of product talent experienced in the strategies and tactics required to do product management and sometimes related to coaching required at executive level.
We help by providing you product coaches who help guide and coach teams to enhance their skills.