Product Management | Leadership | Career Progression | Promotion | Career Planning | Technology | Scale-up | Corporate | HR | Innovation | Growth |
Gurpriya Bhatia is a product leader in big tech. She works on product strategy and has over 15 years of experience in growth strategy and business model innovation and has worked across the UK, the US, India, Japan, Switzerland, and Zimbabwe.
After growing up and studying in New Delhi, India, she moved to the UK in 2007 to pursue a Master's at the London School of Economics.
Gurpriya started her career in the UK in management consulting with Accenture's graduate program. She then moved to EY, where she started working with tech and fast-growth companies, which started her career in tech. While at EY, Gurpriya also did a 9-month part-time coding boot camp to further understand how technology stacks work. She then joined Google in 2020. She describes her career as a jungle gym.
In our interview, we discuss her career breakthrough and how to grow your profile to reach the next professional step. Gurpriya shares the scope of her role, what framework she followed in her career growth, and her mindset when it comes to professional development.
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02:30 What does it mean to work on product strategy?
04:20 What makes a good product leader?
06:56 What process should we consider when asking for a promotion?
12:15 Interviewing your future employer.
13:24 A career at Google and what makes it interesting.
14:35 How to ask for a promotion?
16:55 Use documentation for your career planning.
19:00 Should we consider a framework for career planning?
20:30 What is your professional motto?
24:25 What are three key factors to consider if you want to grow a business?
26:30 How do you manage difficult conversations?
30:00 Did you ever feel pressure to continue to reach higher?
33:00 Final 5 Fire Questions.