Carve simplifies the search for professionals who have made a successful career switch, offering users relatable success stories as guidance for their own career aspirations.
Early-stage aspiring product managers need a streamlined approach to navigate their journey because the path to becoming a product manager is not well-defined.
The rising popularity of product management has created a high demand for professionals in this field. However, the lack of a clear and established path to becoming a product manager makes it hard for aspiring PMs to know where to start. Many face challenges in identifying the gaps in their knowledge, accessing helpful resources and finding relevant opportunities.
User Pain Points
Our research, conducted through LinkedIn, Co.Lab SPRINT17 participants, and personal contacts, involved interviewing eight prospective users without technical software backgrounds in software. The interviews uncovered major themes and pain points, including:
Preliminary user research has revealed that aspiring product managers from non-tech/software backgrounds face a significant challenge in navigating the transition to the role. This is due to a high degree of confusion and a lack of specific guidance from career advice sources. Our research highlights the need for more targeted and actionable advice for these career switchers.
Based on the uncovered pain points, we want to build a solution which encompasses the following:
A Chrome extension with the purpose of identifying LinkedIn profiles of anyone who has transitioned from a user’s current career (point A) to their desired career (point B). This can include the following steps:
To ensure simplicity, this will remain a 1-sided application. i.e. Carve does not have an additional interface for the individuals in the identified profiles.
Potential solution to be explored: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://evaboot.com/blog/search-linkedin-profiles-google&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1675803265902096&usg=AOvVaw0XnJvcsj3ZX2F0J0i3Taeb