As job seekers, we try all sorts of things: Tweaking our resume, posting it on boards, browsing job listings searching for the right fit, and of course networking. Sometimes it works. Often it doesn’t.
This week, we look at how to narrow the approach to significantly improve the chances of finding a job.
What if you started thinking about yourself as a product?
What does that mean? Let’s review, what do product managers do? They identify a market, learn as much as they can about the customers, particularly their pain points, compare those needs with the company’s core competencies, and develop solutions to meet those needs.
But what does it have to do with finding a job? It has everything to do with finding a job. YOU ARE THE PRODUCT!
This week, we will learn how to:
• Identify the companies where you are most likely to add value
• Uncover each company's specific needs and skills gaps so that you can stand out in the interview
• Tell your unique story.
We hope to see you this Tuesday, after our week off due to Election Day.
About Our Speaker
Teresa Torres is a product consultant and coach who works with early-stage companies helping them translate their big ideas into great products. Her focus is on helping product managers be better at what they do by sharing knowledge, building know-how, and refining practice.
Professionally, Teresa has worked as an interaction designer, a user researcher, and in a variety of product management roles from an individual contributor to a vice president. She was also the CEO of a social media startup that dabbled in social recruiting and higher education.
On the lighter side, Teresa’s a hobbyist photographer and a big sports fan, playing ice hockey, running marathons and snowboarding.
Connect with Teresa on her website Product Talk, on LinkedIn, and by email.
We begin networking at 900am. The program begins at 930am and finishes by 1100am. You are welcome to stay and network with the speaker and your peers up to 1130am.
$2.00 donation requested.
Mass Transit and Parking
The BART 16th & Mission station is a short two block walk from our location. The MUNI Market & Church Street station is four blocks away.
Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.
Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your expense.