I am a graduate of the class of 2018, and I am currently a Ctrip product manager. I have an interesting inter-professional learning experience. At the beginning of 2018, I only won the product offer of Ctrip on one side. Behind the seemingly lucky, there have been many sad tears.
The way out for psychology majors
I graduated with an undergraduate degree in applied psychology from an ordinary college. When I first heard the word psychology, someone would definitely ask: "Guess what I'm thinking about". This is not a "fortune-telling" discipline, but a rigorous science.
As for a major that seems to be needed in all walks of life, the employment is not optimistic . At that time, the only way I could squeeze myself out was to become an HR.
No one knows that in my wild heart lives a painter. I like to deal with art, and it is almost a lifetime regret that I didn't take the art test in high school.
When I was very confused in Latest Mailing Database college, the teacher told me that non-art students can also apply for postgraduate studies in art. I thought that it would be quite good to have a little touch with painting, so it started a major turning point in my life.
Product first impression
My postgraduate major is Art Design Information and Interaction Design. During my postgraduate study, I had a lot of scientific research tasks. I took the time I had and did a hurried internship in a company for two months. This is all my work. Internship experience, it seems thin or even impossible to show on the resume.
It was during my internship that I first realized the importance of product managers . I started to read some books and articles about products, participated in an app design competition, and took on the role of product manager. I still remember when the judges asked me "how to get recommended content" during the defense of the competition, which made me instantly speechless.
At that time, I thought that good ideas and emotional user experience were "products" .
Autumn recruiting defeat once self-doubt
In the blink of an eye, I applied for user research and product manager positions with confidence. Unexpectedly, no company gave me the opportunity to interview for the research position. Instead, I received 5 product interviews, all of which ended in failure .
At one point I fell into self-doubt, confusion, anxiety and breakdown. I decided to be all in the product post, and began to realize how unstructured learning is a waste of time, day and night fantasy, and can not be exchanged for gains.
Turns out I'm no longer an idiot
With the mentality of giving it a try, I gritted my teeth and applied for the product manager employment training camp in Beijing. I needed a learning atmosphere, a change in thinking, and a systematic knowledge learning from 0 to 1.
The days of training are intense and exciting. I often write reports overnight. In order to get good grades, I have to read books and gain more knowledge. I felt that time was filling up, and I started thinking about "users", "scenarios", "business models" and so on as soon as I played with my phone.
Until one day, I suddenly received a call from Ctrip for an interview, and after preparing in a hurry for an hour, I took the plunge and participated in the interview. I thought I would still be the little white who asked three questions, but it turned out that I was no longer.
The whole conversation was easy and pleasant, and the interviewer applauded again and again. From psychology to interaction design, and then to products, one by one, I seem to have a wide range of majors, but the integration has become my advantage.