Founder to Product Manager
Hi, I'm so glad you found your way here!
I decided to share my Founder to Product Manager journey because not too long ago I was in the exact same boat as you. After my co-founder and I decided to shift our business to the side, I was devastated, but I didn't have too much time to spare. My runway was running out and I had to find a job soon.
I couldn't find any resources on the Founder to Product Manager transition. Through trial and error and applying to tens of companies, I landed a Product Manager role at Oscar Health. To help other founders, I decided to share my experience on Medium.
Many of my readers wanted more detailed content, so I wrote this longer guide in hopes of helping founders transition into product!
- Get your resume right (includes resume keywords and sample resumes)
- Find the right companies
- Hustle to land interviews
- Prepare for Interview Questions (includes sample interview stories)
"Reading Founder to Product Manager provided the concrete advice I needed to navigate my new career path as a PM. Hannah combines easy-to-follow instructions with personal experience to help founders like myself showcase their skills in the best light to new potential employers. This concise and smart read is a must-have for anyone looking to venture into the role of. PM. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from Hannah's journey through her book!" - Prianka Dhir, Founder to Product Manager at Maroo (YC S21)
"As a founder who transitioned into product management without any PM experience, I know how lacking the existing books are. Often, they are targeted towards engineers or consultants looking to transition into the PM role. But a founder's experiences are very different. In this book, Hannah has done a masterful job detailing how to translate your founder experiences for PM roles and interviews. If you're a founder and are looking to transition into PM, I can't think of a more perfect starting point than this book. I wish I had this when I made the switch." - Abi Raja, Founder to Product Manager at Lifion by ADP
"If you’re a founder looking to break-in to Product Management, look no further. Hannah has written a great standard operating procedure to decode the PM hiring process. Founder PMs bring in diversity, and excel at making products better for their users - the industry needs more of them." - Aditya Sharma, Founder to Product Manager at Uber and Ginger.io
Step by step guide on how founders can land their first Product Manager role. You'll get the eBook as a PDF and epub.