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Product Development Directors

Tips for Entry

Get a part-time job or internship in a company that has a product development department. Search for jobs on the Product Development and Management Association's Web site,

Conduct an informational interview of a product development director to learn more about the job they do. Prepare a list of questions first, including how they got started in their career and their educational background.

Keep up with news in the product development industry by reading articles on Web sites such as and

Join a professional association, such as the Product Development and Management Association, for access to education, networking events, and career-support resources. 

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