Bo Ren has had several pivots in her career, from customer support to product management to venture capital to banking. We asked her how she navigates her journey, especially as a woman of color in tech.
Lalitha Ramesh, Principal Product Manager at Microsoft, reflects on how mentorship has helped her make great decisions for her career and in her life.
The job search process is never easy. One of the most challenging parts of this process can be communicating with recruiters, especially over email. Every message seems filled with traps. Am I emailing too soon after applying? Do I sound too over-eager? What if I need a decision soon because
Effective meetings help form the foundation of productive teams. Effective meetings can provide opportunities to brainstorm, make decisions, communicate complex ideas, discuss difficult topics, and build working relationships. They can also help teams stay aligned and ensure projects run smoothly. But meetings also have a way of hindering rather than
Welcome to Merit Office Hours! This March, we're commemorating Women's History Month by celebrating the amazing women in the Merit community. We chatted with mentor and Merit advocate Leslie Luo about the role of mentorship in her career. Leslie Luo is a Senior Product Designer who collaborates with teams to
Retrospectives, also known as "retros," are a crucial aspect of the software development process. These meetings either occur at the end of a sprint or a project and provide an opportunity for the team to reflect on what went well, what could have been improved, and what to differently next
Searching for a job in tech can feel different than it did a year or even 6 months ago. Recruiters are seeing higher numbers of applicants for each open role. Companies have implemented hiring slowdowns or freezes. Some are rescinding offers, even days before the start date. Experience is becoming
Members of the Merit community can now create a candidate profile that’s visible to recruiters who are looking for diverse, qualified tech talent. Through mentorship sessions, both mentors and members show that they know how to ask for—and receive—help. As a result, Merit users are already in
This week we're talking to Merit mentor and investor Jason Shen about layoffs, resilience, and job searches. The tech industry is currently in a time of uncertainty and change. Jason shares his thoughts on processing and bouncing back from layoffs. Jason Shen is an executive coach, product manager, and three-time
If you’re currently studying to become a software engineer, either at a university or a bootcamp, you may be hearing a lot about internships. Internships can be a great way to get some on-the-job experience before you apply for full-time jobs, but you may be unsure if it’s