What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Product Manager, e-Commerce in Los Angeles:
The DPM roll means a lot of hands on work, but at least half the job is coordinating the hands on work of others- both above and below you. No one in the company is seeing things from your perspective and if you don't speak up nothing will happen. Push the staff you manage to take on new things and stay busy, and push the staff that manages you to let you focus on what you know needs your focus.