From Tech Novice to Product Pro

By Mark Hamill

On this episode of Code Bytes, Stephen is joined by Mark Hamill, a freelance Startup Advisor and Product Consultant. 

In this episode, Mark takes us through his unique career journey, highlighting his initial foray into tech and his eventual specialisation in product management. He reflects on the pivotal moments that shaped his career path, including the realisation that programming wasn't his forte and how this led to diverse roles across the tech landscape.

The episode delves deep into the challenges of navigating the ever-evolving tech industry, the importance of mentorship, and the value of being adaptable and open to learning.

Mark also touches on the current state of the job market in tech, the impact of AI in recruitment, and the importance of looking beyond traditional hiring criteria. He emphasises the need for tech professionals to be self-aware, curious, and open to diverse experiences.


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