Job hopping has long been a hot topic in tech and beyond. In this article, we'll dive into the pros and cons of job hopping in the tech industry to help you navigate these kinds of career decisions strategically and confidently. In a world where change is constant, understanding the
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.
Adrian Lumley, Director of Product at Electronic Arts, reflects on the many twists and turns of his career and how curiosity and motivation combined with intentional relationship-building made these changes possible.
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
One of the most common questions about tech careers is “How do I break into tech?” The answer to that question differs a lot depending on if you want to go into product, engineering, or design. If you want to break into the tech space but aren’t sure what
Welcome to Merit Office Hours! This week we're talking with Merit mentor, investor, and advocate Jen Hau. We do a deep dive breaking into product management. Jen shares her own experiences both as a lawyer-turned product manager and now as a hiring manager who interviews aspiring PMs. Jen Hau is
Looking for a job in product management can be a challenge in multiple ways. First, you need to understand a PM’s role and how this role shows up at a particular company you are interviewing for. Second, it’s important to define what kind of product management work you
Welcome to Merit Office Hours! This week we're sitting down with designer and Merit mentor Yoko Sakao Ohama and chatting about making career decisions, vulnerability, and becoming a designer. Yoko Sakao Ohama (she/her) is a senior product designer currently focused on shipping and fulfillment in the e-commerce space. She
Breaking into product management can seem impossible—and expensive. We provide some low-cost tips on gaining the skills and knowledge to make the switch.
Welcome to our bi-weekly Office Hours series! This week we're talking to Merit mentor and investor Arjun Kannan about negotiating your first offer, spotting red flags, and the importance of looking beyond LinkedIn to network. Arjun Kannan is co-founder of ResiDesk, helping rental buildings build better businesses by understanding and