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  1. CareerTransition:FromPhDtoProduct Management Enago Academy is here to answer all your questions related to academic research and publishing.

  2. ENAGO ACADEMY Enago Academy offers comprehensive and up-to-date resources for researchers, publishers, editors, and students to learn and share their experience about research and publishing. Enago Academy also conducts workshops primarily for ESL authors, early-stage researchers, and graduate students. Our advanced workshop modules cater to the needs of researchers who want to know more about the issues pertinent to successful publication.

  3. ENAGO Enago is the trusted name in author services for the global research community. Since 2005, we have worked with researchers in more than 125 countries improving the communication of their research and helping them to achieve success in publication. We have offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Istanbul, and New York. Enago operates globally with regional teams supporting researchers locally. Enago is the preferred partner for many leading universities and research organizations worldwide. In addition, we also collaborate with prominent publishers and societies to overcome regional challenges.

  4. 10/1/2018 Career Transition: From PhD to Product Management - EnagoAcademy CareerTransition:FromPhDtoProduct Management Last updated Sep 27,2018 Academiaisincreasinglybecomingthealternativecareerpath,asresearchersandleadingjournalstoutthevalue of broader career prospects. Several limitations cause dismal scenarios for academic work in postdoctoral research,includinglimitedgrantfundinganddiscriminationinhighereducation.Postdoctoralresearchisacareer trajectory ideal for scientists planning on becoming professors. As a result, ‘alternative’ career options are now becomingincreasinglyappealingtomanyPhDresearchers.Moreover,dodgingthepostdoctoralpositionhasalso acceleratedthecareerpathforresearchersbyofferingbettervaluetothePhDcredentials.Productmanagement, listed#9onthetop50jobsintheUSbyGlassdoor,isonesuchexcitingcareeroptionforscientists. DekningtheProductManagementRole Productmanagementspanssalestoknanceandcomplementsascientist’sdeeply-rootedscientikcthinkingskill  s etinbusiness.Aproductmanagerisspecikcallyinvolvedinbuildinginnovativeproductsandservicestoaddress unmetneedswithinthemarket.Asidefromlaunchingnewproductoffers,asaproductmanager,youcantweak https://www.enago.com/academy/career-transition-phd-to-product-management/

  5. 10/1/2018 Career Transition: From PhD to Product Management - EnagoAcademy andimproveexistingproducts.Responsibilitiesintheroleinvolve:implementingpricechangesinthemarket, closingaproductline,ortrainingasalesteam.Productmanagementcanbedeknedasgeneratingrevenuefora companybycreatingvalueforcustomers.Atitscore,aproductmanagersteerstheinfrastructurethatmakesa companytickfrombeginningtotheend. SkillsetforEffectiveProductManagement Scientistscansmoothlytransitiontoacareerinproductmanagementastheskillsetgainedinteam-basedproject work is sufkcient. For example, the career will include working in teams and collaborating with multiple departments–reflectingtheacademicresearchexperience.Productmanagerswillworkacrossvariousgroupsin anorganization,includingknance,operations,legal,qualitycontrol,andprojectmanagement.Suchasettingcan perhapsdevelopmorescientikcallyandideallywithinbiotechnology,whichcombinessciencewithbusiness. The toughest attribute for researchers is the transition from specialization togeneralization, as product management is not an exact science. While the success of PhD depends on logic and objective judgment, in product management success partly depends on multiple stakeholders. Subjective measures based on uncertain factorsstarklycontraststheabsolutemeasuresexperiencedduringaPhD.Nevertheless,aPhDdegreeallowsfor effectiveproblem-solvinginproductmanagementcoupledwithskillsakintoresearchmethoddesign.Overall,the roleisadeeplypersonalinterpretation,astheapproachvariesamongindividualsbasedonorganizationalculture and several independentfactors. HowtoUseYourPhDSkillsforProduct Management AttributesforsuccessfulproductmanagementaresimilartothePhDskillsofmultitasking,datapresentation, communication,andastrongentrepreneurialdrive.Nevertheless,careertransitionscanstillbechallengingas employersoftenpreferexperiencedprofessionalsthanthosespecializedelsewhere.Whenbreakingintothe industryafewtipscanassistyoutogetyourfootoutthedoor: Becomefamiliarwithbasicmarketingandknanceprinciples–OnlineplatformsincludingUdemy,Coursera, freeYouTubelectures,microMBAsandUniversity-basedcertikcationofferagoodstart. Establishyourproblem-solvingskills–rekneyourorganizationalskillsgainedduringPhDtraining;include inventorylistdevelopmentcombiningQRcodesandEvernote,toyouradvantage. Applytoassociate-levelpositions–careertransitionmayseemtrickysinceaPhD graduatemightoverqualifyforaroleasproductmanagerinacompany.However,theyearsofPhDtraining anddedicationqualifyforamanagerialpositioninasmalltomid-sizecompany.Applyforbothjuniorand mid-career levelpositions. Createyourownproduct–asimpleproductsuchasablog,oranyside-projectyouinitiatedasaPhDor postdoctoralresearchercanillustrateyourentrepreneurialpotentialforproductmanagement. Comparedtoacademicworkwheretenuretrackisshakyanduncertain,productmanagementprovideshigher  paypackages,betterlocations,andadditionalskillsforcareerdevelopment.Thefunctionalleadershipskillsare rankedclearlyunlikethoseinacademicdomains.Thebenektsoutweightheeffortsofcareertransitionproviding access tomeaningful work. https://www.enago.com/academy/career-transition-phd-to-product-management/

  6. 10/1/2018 Career Transition: From PhD to Product Management - EnagoAcademy  AcademicJobs TipsforPhDstudents This article was originally published at Enago Academy by EnagoEditing services which provides scientific editingand manuscript editing services to researchers, authors and Phd students. For more information contact - - orders@enago.com. REPORTING RESEARCH PUBLISHING RESEARCH IMPORTANT LINKS OUR SERVICES ABOUTUS EnglishEditingContactUs GLOBAL ENAGO Language& Grammar Selecting Journals PhDs & PostdocsServices GuestContributor Product & Service Copy Editing ReviewsServices AboutEnago Academy Journal Guidelines Submitting Manuscripts Substantive Editing Services Ask aQuestion! Manuscripts& Grants Understanding Reviews Publication Support Services Reference Management Understanding Ethics Proofreading Services Figures &Tables Enago Academy offers comprehensive and up-to-date resources for researchers, publishers, editors, and students to learn and sharetheirexperienceaboutresearchandpublishing. Enago AcademyalsoconductsworkshopsprimarilyforESLauthors,early- stageresearchers,andgraduatestudents.Ouradvancedworkshopmodulescatertotheneedsofresearcherswhowanttoknow moreabouttheissuespertinenttosuccessfulpublication.ReadMore Copyright © - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | PrivacyPolicy | Terms & Conditions| ContactUs  https://www.enago.com/academy/career-transition-phd-to-product-management/