Session: Knowing When to Quit: Managing your Product Career
There’s a lot of information about how to become a product manager and how to grow your core PM skills, yet one of the most important things you can learn is when to quit your job and pursue a new opportunity. It may well be the single biggest lever for growing your career, igniting your passions, and investing in your well-being.
- There are three indicators you should consider looking for another role: When your learning curve flattens, when systemic issues stall your growth, and when you lose interest in the problem your product is solving.
- Self awareness and effective communication are the antidotes to misunderstandings and missed opportunities.
- Leaving a role professionally is an important skill — just like onboarding to a new role.
Paige Costello leads the core product group at Asana. Her Product Management teams in San Francisco and New York are defining the work management category, helping individuals, teams, and organizations work together efficiently. Before Asana, Paige led Intercom’s San Francisco product management teams. At Intuit, she led PM teams for QuickBooks and helped grow the Invoicing & Payments business. She’s obsessed with building thriving organizations and products customers love.