I believe that senior product managers must have had the experience that the company will go to the school to recruit interns in the spring/autumn. The company recruits interns for many purposes. The essential purpose is to connect with the school and attract more outstanding talents to join the company. .
So can college students/graduate students start the project without any work experience?
How to do it?
Senior product manager, you bring it!
3 years ago, when I was a project leader, I started to bring product interns and product assistants. Let’s talk about what kind of product intern/product assistant I like and how I bring them.
1. What kind of product intern/product assistant do I like?
Whether bringing a product assistant or interviewing a product assistant/junior product manager/product intern, this is a very important quality that I see.
The reason is: people, as long as they are serious, many things can be done well, at least 90 points.
Seriously from what aspects can it be seen?
(1) Focus during the interview
I have interviewed many product managers/product interns/product assistants, and some interview scenarios are conducted in the company's rest area (mostly in the conference room, but sometimes the conference room is so busy that Latest Mailing Database you can only go to the public rest area); some When the interviewee is walking around, he will look up. For this kind of product manager, I will not consider it. I prefer the state of "let the world change, only you and me".
(2) Rigorousness in work
Product interns/product assistants are more likely to perform tasks, such as writing product requirements documents (PRDs), sending meeting minutes, sorting out business flow charts, etc. Take product requirements documents as an example, I believe many product managers have logged in Demand, many people will write "login" for a while in a document, and "login" for a while, then this is caused by lax work.
(3) Attitude when communicating
Product manager is a profession that requires frequent communication with people. Sometimes the same requirement will be communicated repeatedly for many times. I prefer that no matter how many times a requirement is told to others, it is as serious as it is for the first time. .
In the previous article, I expressed the relationship between product managers and products: biological parents.
As a biological parent, you need to be fully responsible for your children, including children's dress, learning and education, games and entertainment, intellectual development, etc., so as a product manager of a product, you also need to control every product. Links, every detail, and people who can have this kind of heart, I believe that they will be able to be good product managers.
The passion here is more of a passion for the job of a product manager.
If you have been immersed in an industry for 3 to 5 years, and believe that most of the needs in this industry/company have actually been done, or similar, if you do not have the passion for the work itself, I think it is difficult to This product does a great job.
Friends often say that I feel like I have been beaten by chicken blood. The team with me is always positive and full of sunshine. In the same way, I also like people who are full of passion.
2. How do I bring an intern/product assistant
1. Personalized ability training
Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as their own points of interest. I will train their abilities according to their different characteristics. In the Internet age, it seems that the barrel principle is not so effective. The important thing is to let Your own strengths become a shining point, a point that others cannot reach.