Final week, Product College hosted Seda Elibol, N26 Senior Product Supervisor, for an #AskMeAnything session. Seda went over constructing a Product Neighborhood in a brand new nation and pivoting to Product from knowledge.
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Seda Elibol is a Senior Product Supervisor at N26, the place she is constructing helpful merchandise for cell banking prospects.
She can also be a neighborhood member at 2hearts, supporting to develop their neighborhood of individuals with immigration backgrounds from the tech scene. Seda beforehand labored as a PM at Supply Hero, the place she centered on ad-tech merchandise and totally different cell apps throughout the firm.
How can I construct a community throughout the Product Neighborhood when first arriving in a brand new nation?
Are you already a part of some Slack communities for PMs? A few of these communities have area/nation particular channels and it is likely to be place to attach with folks on-line. Additionally, I believe you could possibly attempt straight reaching out to fellow PMs on LinkedIn working in industries you discover fascinating or have a background you discover inspiring.
By way of expectations and easing the method, I’d think about try to be the one who’s actively on the lookout for alternatives to socialize and never be shy reaching out to folks on-line. Once I moved to Berlin for my first Product job, I used to be attending Product / Tech associated meetups & occasions and I believe it’s an effective way to construct or develop your community. So I’d take a look at meetups/occasions you could possibly attend.
I hope it helps!
Has N26 has thought-about implementing voice know-how (e.g. voice management, voice assistant) in your cell merchandise and if sure, the place is it in your roadmap?
Since I joined N26 originally of this 12 months, I haven’t been a part of any initiative about implementing voice know-how nevertheless it is a vital characteristic that I do know the crew is contemplating. I’m acquainted with it from Turkey (my dwelling nation) the place it’s being utilized in Buyer Companies nevertheless I wouldn’t be the appropriate individual to evaluate the potential for this concept since I’m engaged on constructing Statistics and Insights to assist our customers really feel accountable for their monetary life.
What’s your recommendation on how one can pivot to Product Supervisor from knowledge analyst? I’ve studied UX programs on-line and I’m additionally doing a aspect SAAS mission as a Product Supervisor, however I don’t actually have the chance to do inner switch.
To start with, nice to listen to you have an interest in transferring into Product Administration function and also you already made some stable effort for it – I’m positive they’ll repay in the long run!
Even in case you are not capable of do an inner transfer I believe you have got an enormous benefit for touchdown a PM job contemplating your background in knowledge, since an enormous a part of the PM job is to make use of knowledge for gathering insights, choice making, prioritisation & constructing roadmaps and many others.
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I’d counsel you craft your CV to indicate your ardour about Product Administration by highlighting your aspect mission and your knowledge expertise.
Better of luck and be happy to achieve out to me if I will help with supporting you on this transition!
Any ultimate recommendation?
I believe there’s already a whole lot of recommendation about Product Administration on the market so I’d wish to remind everybody to remain collaborative, constructive, curious, open-minded and be a part of creating / sustaining the work surroundings you need to be in. Furthermore, I imagine prioritising your self & your psychological well being and planning your days to make use of your power neatly is essential.