At the beginning of the article, let me talk about myself. In 1990, I majored in software engineering in college. I graduated from an ordinary second-class school in 2014. I have been working on products. I am currently unemployed at home, and I am preparing to be laid off and re-employed.
Before I knew it, it was 5 years after graduation, and it was my first 5 years into the workplace. For us in the workplace, the first 5 years and the first 10 years are the golden age for each of us, which directly determines our future path, so we must cherish it and make our own plans.
I went for an interview yesterday afternoon and chatted with the boss of this company for a long time. Of course, I was scolded for a long time in the end. I guess you have no such experience. During the interview stage, you were scolded by the boss of this company. I don’t know if It's how you guys would react, but I'm still very grateful to him, it's really rare for a boss to take his precious time to scold you, it's normal maybe just have a token chat with you, and then let you go back and wait for the notice . He asked me a question later: "Why have you been working for so many years, and you are getting worse and worse?"
For me, I actually have a pretty good starting point. When I was still a junior in 2013, I directly entered the 360 through an email to Lao Zhou, which eliminated a series of processes such as interviews and re-examinations. I did a few things. After the introduction of monthly competitive analysis, I will directly work as a product manager.
360’s flat management and strong Latest Mailing Database product culture made it like a duck to water and grew rapidly. I remember that there was a product rant meeting every Saturday at that time. Everyone was sitting in a conference room. Whether you are product, operation, design or development, as long as This product makes you feel uncomfortable during use, you can raise it on the spot, and Lao Zhou and the corresponding product person in charge will also be present. After complaining, if it is reasonable, it will be improved immediately; at the same time, the company also has a special internal feedback mailbox, any product comments Suggestions can be sent directly to this mailbox. After receiving the feedback, a special person will follow up and inform the result. At the same time, Lao Zhou will often teach some product courses, including the Lao Zhou apprenticeship activity initiated in the company at that time. Among the company's product managers, a group of excellent product managers were selected. Lao Zhou gave lectures, assigned homework, and then commented and communicated on the homework. This is actually very rare for a large company. Can't see the boss side.
360 is the first company I entered the society, and I spent 3 years here in addition to my internship. I have done social networking, smart hardware, and live broadcasting. I have grown from a novice who doesn’t know anything about products to be responsible for each product independently. product manager.
After resigning from 360, the experience is more exciting. I went to a venture capital institution to work as an equity transfer/financing platform for more than a year, and then went to JD.com to become an AR/VR open platform. Later, I stayed in for 3 months because of entrepreneurship. I went to start a business again. Later, after the business failed, I found another company that went overseas and became a commercial product manager. Because I asked for leave before the Spring Festival, I was put on a long vacation and I was unemployed at home. It is equivalent to leaving 360, the longest stay is about a year, and the shortest is only three months on JD.
Look at the friends who joined 360 with me at the time. Some of them have gone to other big factories as senior product managers, and some of them have gone to small and medium-sized companies as product directors, but they are still struggling to find jobs. The gap is getting bigger and bigger.
I sometimes wonder why, people who were not as good as me at the time are better than me now, but in the end they all ended up being different. It was not until I was scolded and woke up yesterday that I deeply thought about the reason why I have today. This article, I also hope to give other friends some lessons through this article.